On Tuesday Night, Carroll’s Corner MMA Podcast was joined by Georgia resident, Long Island native, Vinny Balsamello. Balsamello will be challenging Malik Smith for the Super-Heavyweight Jack Hammer Promotions title. Smith is the current champion, defending his belt once already. Jack Hammer’s English Invasion 3 takes place at Mulcahy’s Pub in Wantagh, New York on April 15, 2018.
Balsamello, 43, is twenty years the elder in his bout against Smith. Balsamello has only been training for seven years and will be participating in only his third kickboxing match of his career. Unlike many of the younger fighters, Balsamello has a full-time career supporting himself and participates in these amateur kickboxing fights for the love of the sport.
In the interview with Carroll’s Corner MMA Podcast, Vinny Balsamello discusses his love for the sport, how he entered training for the sport, and what’s in store for his future.
Carroll’s Corner MMA Podcast: Vinny Balsamello
CC MMA Podcast: Vinny Balsamello Interview – Jack Hammer English Invasion 3 Co-Main Event March 13, 2018. Carroll’s Corner MMA Podcast
Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).