Newly crowned UKMF 55.4kg British champion, Callum McGowan of The Griphouse of Glasgow, recently cemented his place as the UK #1 in his weight category when he beat GTBA‘s Stephen Irvine in a highly anticipated rematch at Victory IV last Saturday night. We caught up with the undefeated champion to ask a few questions about his fighting career.
“If you’re not in this to be the best, then what are you really in it for?”
When did you start and what got you started in Thai boxing?
“I started Thai boxing when I was around eight-years-old and it was purely just something for me to do. My dad had always encouraged me to do martial arts but hadn’t really found any that interested me until I found Muay Thai.”
What do you enjoy about training and fighting?
“I really enjoy learning. I’m constantly evolving my game and spending hours on picking up new techniques and refining my basics to make me the best I possibly can be.
“Fighting is fun, I love it, there’s no real other high that comes close to it and I think that is the same for a lot of us fighters.”
What have you achieved in your career so far?
“Well recently I have cemented my spot as UK #1 which was a huge goal for me and something that I had chased from when I first began fighting but more so when I began fighting A-Class rules it was my main aim.”
What is your ultimate goal in the sport?
“Ultimately to be the best fighter I can, I’ve always had confidence in my ability and my team so I want to test myself against the best.