At 58-years old, Garry Carr (2-1 amateur) currently holds the record for the oldest athlete to ever win a fight in the New England Fights (NEF) cage.
It is a record Carr first set at the age of 56 in 2017, broke at age 57 in 2019, and will attempt to break again at age 58 on February 8. Last summer, Carr defeated Clifford Redman (0-11) via first-round technical knockout at “NEF 39” in Lewiston, Maine. Carr looks to pick up his third win in the MMA cage at “NEF 42” in Portland. He currently represents Central Maine Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (CMBJJ) based in Lewiston.
NEF will hold its next mixed-martial-arts (MMA) event, “NEF 42: Symphony of Destruction,” on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of an amateur catchweight bout to the card. Carr will face Austin Hamilton (0-1) at a fight weight of 165 pounds.
“I cannot wait to get back in the NEF cage for the fourth time,” said Carr. “This one will bring the house down or tear the roof clean off. It’s an honor to train and fight for team CMBJJ. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled – you’re going to see a lot of us on this card, including our fight team manager, Jesse “The Viking” Erickson. I’m looking to set another new NEF record by being the oldest man to win in the NEF cage at the age of 58. You’ve got to see this one, folks. Hit me up for tickets!”
Austin Hamilton made his cage debut at “NEF 41” last month in Portland. He lost to Carr’s CMBJJ teammate Nate “The Mule” White (4-0) by first-round technical knockout. He will now have the chance to avenge that loss when he meets Carr on February 8 in Portland.
“I’m really looking forward to getting a chance to redeem myself after the last fight,” said Hamilton. “I have nothing but respect for Garry, as so should anyone else in this game. I only hope that when I’m his age, I can still be doing this!”
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