Cage Warriors announced an array of new signings earlier this week, and included in them was lightweight Marcus Lewis, a Cage Warriors academy champion who will make his pro debut in Cage Warriors.
Lewis comes from a karate and kickboxing background and has amassed a 5-2 record as an amateur, with three KO wins in this time.
Speaking about signing his first pro contract with Cage Warriors, Lewis said: “I’m made up, it’s a big step forward and I’m happy to be signing to a major organisation.
“I’m ready to fight.”
The former Cage Warriors Academy lightweight champion also believes that his time in the academy circuit has prepared him well for this step up to pro stage saying: “It was good coming up through the academy because even though we were amateurs we got to mix with the pro’s and see how they prepared.
“You’d also see how they were treated and you’d hear what Graham Boylan expected of you.
“It gave me that peek behind the curtain of what I’m coming into now.”
The scouse lightweight doesn’t seem phased by the more experienced fighters in the division, casually remarking that he’ll get to know who’s in the division once he starts preparing for fights and studies his opponent’s tape.
Liverpool has produced several Cage Warriors champions in the past, such as: Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett, “Meatball” Molly McCann and Chris Fishgold.
Lewis firmly believes he could be the next Cage warriors champion to come from Liverpool and that he can bear the pressure of fans expectations: “I am the next person to represent the city of Liverpool.
“I’m used to pressure, my dad was a multi-time world kickboxing champion.
“I’ve always been to a high standard so that pressure is nothing new to me.”