Shinobi War presents it’s third installment this coming weekend and competing for the bantamweight championship is SBGi’s Frans Mlambo.
This is Frans first championship shot and was originally due to be against Team Kaobon’s Michael Evans, but unfortunately Evans has had to withdraw due to injury, but in steps HAMMA’s Danny Randolph who will be just a tough a test for Frans.
The bout is officially a catchweight contest at 64.5kg, as Danny is a featherweight, but Frans will win the belt if he is victorious on the night.
Ahead of the weekend’s action, Frans took some time out to speak with me about the match up and his time competing on Cage Warriors.
Thanks for your time Frans. I wanted to start by asking about your match up at CWFC 70. I know you have competed on the promotion before, but how did you feel you performed on the night?
“Yeah its great fighting at CW, I was disappointed with my last fight at CW but I learned from it and improved from my mistakes”.
Cage Warriors are one of Europe’s best promotions, who offer chances to fighters from amateur to professional. As a rising amateur competitor, how good is it to compete on such a big stage?
“Its great fighting on such a big stage!”
Next up you head to compete on the Shinobi show. How much do you know about them and how much would it mean to you to win the belt?
“I don’t know much about the Shinobi promotion but I really appreciate them giving me the opportunity to fight for a title as its my first title fight and I’m super excited and it would mean a lot if I was to win the belt”.
Your opponent was originally due to be Michael Evans, but unfortunately he is injured. In steps Danny Randolph, who is very experienced as an amateur. Could you see this being your toughest fight to date?
“I don’t know if this fight will be the toughest but it is my biggest fight so far”.
Where do you feel you will be stronger on the night and how long have you been working towards this match up?
“My strongest point is always the stand up but I have only been training two weeks for this fight because of short notice, but I work better when surprised!”
Your development comes at the fantastic SBGi, who have amazing athletes competing at amateur all the way to pro. Whats it like being on the mats with these guys each day?
“Training at SBGi is a great experience every time you get to train with high level fighters all the time and everybody there is eager to help you improve”.
And finally, all the best at Shinobi, is there anybody you would like to thank/give a shout out to?
“Thanks very much and yes can I give a shout out to everyone at SBGi”.