As February 9, 2019 creeps closer, we sat down with light heavyweight title contender, Alex Marro. Marro will be battling Corey Norman for the Cage Wars crown at Cage Wars 40: Night of Champions. The promotion recently renewed their deal with the Schenectady Rivers and Resort Casino, keeping The Albany based promotion at the casino through the year for a total of five events. Doors are expected to swing open around 5:30 PM, with fights starting at 7 PM eastern standard time.
In this light heavyweight title fight, Alex Marro (3-2) will be squaring up against Corey Norman (2-0) in an advanced amateur rules bout. Marro is coming off a second-round loss to Yuri Panferov. Norman remains unbeaten after defeating Marro’s teammate Nick Spencer in impressive fashion at Cage Wars 39.
Marro, 21, a native of Utica, New York speaks to Kyle Carroll on Carroll’s Corner MMA Podcast about his college wrestling at Oneonta State, training at a new gym, attending college and his goals within the sport of mixed martial arts.
Alex “The Postmaster” Marro has been traveling quite a bit to train at numerous gyms, while his main home is at Utica Combat Athletics. We also discussed his opportunity to attend a clinic former Bellator and One FC champion, and now current UFC fight Ben Askren taught at. Listening to Marro discuss the clinic shows his excitement to learn and absorb as much information as humanly possible. He’s always striving to progress as a fighter and we’ll definitely witness his hard work on February 9, at Cage Wars 40: Night of Champions.
Marro explains his solid background in boxing and discusses the similarities between wrestling, MMA, and boxing. The 3-2 amateur fighter also explains how he’s prepared harder and smarter for this fight as he hasn’t really made training for his fights a “Real” priority in previous bouts.
“The Postmaster” also explains how he believes he’ll be fine in the clinch against Norman, which is where Spencer found himself in trouble when Norman used double over hooks, in addition to his strength to toss Spencer.
This should be an interesting bout. Norman will definitely test Marro at several points in the fight. We’ll get to witness Marro dig deep in this three-round light heavyweight title bout.
Tickets are on Sale. Ask Alex Marro for tickets by contacting him through his Facebook (Alex Marro) or Instagram account at @postmaster_mma for tickets. They can also be purchased at www.cagewarsny.com.