• Interview: Andy Kerr talks ahead of Cage Warriors 64

  • Picture 23 Interview: Andy Kerr talks ahead of Cage Warriors 64Andy Kerr is a welterweight MMA fighter who trains out of Ippon Gym in Bournemouth. He will be facing Charlie Watts at Cage Warriors 64, which is set to take place at The Forum in Kentish Town, London, on February 15th. We got the chance to speak with Andy ahead of his upcoming bout.

    Jay Cee: Hi Andy, great to have you on TheMMAReview.co.uk! We are literally a few days away from your matchup against Charlie Watts. Are you excited about making your Cage Warriors debut on Saturday?

    Andy Kerr: Hi Jay, yes I can’t wait for this, just looking forward to competing again in the cage and challenging myself.

    Jay Cee: Do you know much about your opponent?

    Andy Kerr: Not too much really, from what I can see he’s well rounded and game for a fight.

    Jay Cee: Tell me a bit about your fight camp…What gym’s have you been training at and what coaches have you been working with?

    Andy Kerr: I have mostly been training at Ippon Gym and BJJ with Alex Desouza. I also go to Gym01 most weekends for sparring. The best thing about it is staying injury free throughout the camp.

    Jay Cee: Correct me if I am wrong, but it looks like you haven’t fought since Shock’n'Awe 13 back in March 2013, which is nearly a year without a fight. Was there any particular reason for the layoff?

    Andy Kerr: Sadly I was forced to pull out of two fights last year, once with food poisoning, and the second with a shoulder injury.

    Jay Cee: An impressive victory at a Cage Warriors event could do big things for your MMA career, I can imagine knowing this adds a bit of pressure. Would you say you perform well under pressure?

    Andy Kerr: Yes, I feel the pressure to perform, put on a good show, and maybe get a bonus for my troubles. I think I need that kind of pressure to perform at my best.

    Jay Cee: Do you struggle at all with the weight cut? Do you need to lose a lot to make it down to 170lbs?

    Andy Kerr: Not really, I’m not a monster welterweight and in all honesty it’s the re-hydration phase that’s the most important.

    Jay Cee: What are your goals for 2014?

    Andy Kerr: Just to fight 3 or 4 times this year and have fun with it. Oh, plus get some BJJ tournaments in.

    Jay Cee: Will you be bringing a lot of support with you on Saturday?

    Andy Kerr: Hopefully, yes, there should be a big group from Ippon heading up.

    Jay Cee: Lastly, do you think your fight against Charlie Watts on Saturday night will make it past the first round?

    Andy Kerr: If it does get out of the first then it could go all the way, but fingers crossed it doesn’t have to go to the judges.

    Jay Cee: Ok, great. Thanks for taking some time out to talk with me Andy and good luck at Cage Warriors 64. If there any sponsors or people you would like to shout-out or thank, please go ahead and do that now…

    Andy Kerr: I would just like to thank Jeff Lawson for the training and keeping me on track, Kane Charig for the conditioning drills and the lads up at Gym01.

    Thanks again to Andy Kerr for the time, I appreciate it.

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