Danny Odom fell in love with combat sports because of his nana. “I used to go an visit her and she always had tapes of the UFC on and I would just sit there and watch them with her. She was an elderly little lady who just loved to watch the fights. It’s really where I got hooked.”
Odom has a solid wrestling base as he competed in Pennsylvania as a youth and high school student. The Lehigh Valley is rich in tradition with it’s sports, especially some of the toughest wrestling competition in the whole country. He is 34 years old now and is getting a late start because he wasn’t focused and got himself in trouble. Now, he has a wife and a son, who are his inspiration. They motivate him.
Odom says he was always a pretty good boxer growing up. His Nana was the one who bought him his first pair of boxing gloves. In his neighborhood, you had to learn to box and he did quite well for himself. He has his next fight coming up on May 18th at Art of War 7 which goes down at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
He says that despite his confidence in his wrestling, he has no problem with standing toe to toe and banging away. Zulkarnaiyn Kamchybekov will be standing across the cage from him on the 18th. He tells me that his opponent also has a wrestling background and other than that, he doesn’t know much about him. Check out our full interview below. Danny is a humble, good guy and is excited to continue on to his next challenge. MyMMANews will be cageside doing commentary and we will have up to the minute results and a full recap.