Following an extensive amateur career, prospect Brandon “Kid” Webb has picked up victories in his first two pro fights, and it is because of his amateur experience that Webb feels he’s been able to get off to a successful start as a pro.
“My transition from amateur to pro wasn’t too bad,” Webb told MMAWeekly.com. “I’d trained for five-minute rounds anyway, so I was used to the longer rounds (pros have than amateurs).
“Having that many (amateur) fights helps a lot because I feel comfortable in the cage now. I don’t feel nervous at all because I’ve been out there plenty of times. I feel like that’s where I belong. I know what I can do and what I can’t do. There’s nothing I haven’t seen before, so I feel good about it.”
While he’s happy he won his first two pro fights, Webb knows that he needs to step things up and avoid continuously going to decisions in order to get more opportunities for himself.
“I know I have the skillset to do a lot better,” said Webb. “I’ve got to get out there and show that these last couple pro fights have just been warm-ups for me, and can start doing what I did as an amateur and finish people. I’m definitely looking for a finish in this next fight.”
On Saturday in East Ridge, Tenn., Webb (2-0) takes on Ronnie Lawrence (2-0) for the vacant Valor Fights 135-pound championship in the evening’s co-main event.
“He’s a tough guy, but I feel I’m better at every aspect of the fight game,” Webb said of Lawrence. “I feel I can ….View full article