Callum Cook surprised himself with 16-second TKO

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Following his astonishing early finish at Made4TheCage this past Sunday, heavyweight star Callum Cook has admitted the nature of the victory even surprised him somewhat.

‘Ready Steady’ took to the Octagon at Made4TheCage 8: Impact against undefeated Rob Bennett and smashed his way to an early TKO win to move to 3-0 as a professional.

He said: “It was a great buzz to get the win so early but I didn’t expect it to come that quick and he was smashing his way opponents and was 3-0 so I thought it was going to be very tough.

“The night before a fight you go through scenarios in your head but I never once had it going the way that it did and I was ready for a hard 15 minute bloodbath. But now I’m 3-0 and I’m very happy with that.”

Giving his take on how the fight went, Cook feels that he and his team managed to execute the game plan perfectly even if it did end quicker than anticipated.

“I found out that my opponent liked to use a lot of kicks so me and the team wanted to make him pay for throwing kicks,” he revealed. “The bell rang and he threw a leg kick and I caught it and hit him with the right hand as well and he went straight down and I finished him off with some ground and pound.”

Following his third consecutive win what does the Sunderland heavyweight see as next for him? Although M4TC 9: Unstoppable takes place in February, he feels this may come around just too soon for him to return to action.

“I’m still unsure what’s next but I don’t think I’ll be fighting in February but maybe the Made4TheCage after that,” said Cook. “I would love to fight a top-ranked heavyweight like Tomasz Czerwinski who I was supposed to fight last year but it never came off.

“Whatever happens, hopefully Dale and Made4TheCage can sort out a good match up for me and the show.”