Introducing Brett Cole
Brett Cole is a 28 year old Light Heavyweight fighter fighting out of the Unique Fight School in Chatham, Kent. On September 17th 2011 he makes his professional debut at The Troxy, London against Ricky Campbell.
Brett has an impressive amateur record of 4-1-0 and during his amateur career, fought at Middleweight just like his opponent who is also making his professional debut. With a record of 3-0-0 this is a good match for this Light Heavyweight debut fight and with both fighters coming from Kent, Brett says it is like a ‘Medway rivalry’. Although Brett doesn’t know too much about Campbell he is aware that he has good jujitsu skills and an unbeaten amateur record. But Brett is confident and excited about entering the Octagon as a professional for the first time and says that at present he is not feeling nervous at all. The only nerves are for the people around him who have helped him get to where he is today. So with the nerves at bay there is an air of excitement around Brett and his friends and family and everyone is looking forward to seeing his first step in his professional career.
I asked Brett what his training consists of in the lead up to the fight and at the moment he is training four to five hours a day, six days a week. He is concentrating on his cardio work which includes hill sprints but also working on his ground game. Along with his sparring partner Jack McGee who has trained in Thailand and Brazil over the years, he is certainly working hard to be at his peak and conscious that as a Semi Professional he is used to three minute rounds whereas as a Professional this increases to five minute rounds.
Other than training hard, Brett works for a security firm and has little time for anything else right now other than being with his son who is nine and following in his Dads footsteps by already training in kickboxing. Brett himself has been boxing since he was eight years old but over the years has also taken to kickboxing and Muay Thai. At present he does not have a fighting name; he is working on it and looking to come up with something fitting for him so as we stand he is purely Brett Cole. Will he have found a name before September 17th? I guess you will have to be there to find out!
Before his fights Brett doesn’t have any particular routine he follows but enjoys taking time out on his own and attending church.
Brett has asked me to thank the following people who support him; his trainer Matt Simms, the http://www.unique-kickboxing.com School in Kent and to his sponsor James Wood of http://www.plumb-bay.com who he says has made all this happen for him. I am excited about seeing Brett in action in September and I know with the belief his family and friends have in him and indeed the belief he has in himself, we are in for an exciting debut fight.