Andrew Punshon: ‘I am ready to smash my way through the middleweight division’

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Andrew ‘the predator’ Punshon (11-7-0) will be looking to give Stuart Tyrie (6-5) his third straight loss at Made4TheCage 9: Night of Champions, 16<sup>th </sup>February 2013.

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M4TC opens its 2013 campaign with a show that is packed with top UK MMA talent, and tough veterans of the sport.

The Predator is also coming off two losses, the first of which was against Jack Marshman at BAMMA 10 and the second was at M4TC 7 in a title fight against Eugene Fadiora. But Punsh is more motivated than ever and wants to stamp his authority with his first win of the year.

Punshon said:”I am extremely motivated for my first fight of the year. I am ready to smash my way through the middleweight division this year.”

The northeast fighter has only been out of the first round on two occasions meaning that fans should expect a fast-paced scrap with both fighters looking for the early finish.

Stuart Tyrie’s last four fights have ended in the first round going (2-2), but Punshon believes he will finish with his hand raised no matter what.

He said: “I think Tyrie is a tough opponent, he comes to scrap and that is exactly what I’m looking for.

The fight will play out with my hand being raised at the end with the win by either knock out or submission.”

As well as getting to compete at one of the UK’s top shows Punshon also enjoys the roar of the home crowd as the northeast- native always brings fans to their feet at the Rainton Meadows Arena.

The Predator said: “I think Dale and Steve do a fantastic job with every show they put on. I think M4TC in comparison to other promotions are very organised and professional and look after the fighters 110% and the home crowd is also a bonus.”

Even with the mountain of potential that Punshon has to tear up the middleweight division he says that he has no plans for the future as of yet, the only thing on his mind is taking out Tyrie and then carry on his momentum from there.

The event takes place at Rainton Meadows Arena, 5:30pm: Saturday 16th February 2013.