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MMA fighter Mark Cosh looking forward to scrap
5:00am Sunday 17th February 2013 in Sport
MMA: MARK Cosh will certainly not be short of support when he returns to action as part of the UWC fight night at Garon Park next month.
The Billericay-based 36-year-old will take on Lithuanian Remigijus Reblys after his two previous scheduled opponents pulled out. And Cosh will again be roared on by a large number of fans as he looks to build on the debut win he enjoyed last June.
“I’m really looking forward to fighting again and having everyone cheering me on again,” said Cosh. “I’ve sold £8,000 worth of tickets so I’m going to have plenty of support on the night and I've been training as hard as I can to make sure I’m in the best shape possible.”
Cosh, who recently returned from a training camp in Thailand, won after just 48 seconds in his first ever fight against Josh Dennis last time out. But he is expecting a far tougher test this time around when he takes on Reblys on Saturday, March 2.
“The guy I’m fighting this time has previously fought for a title, so I know I’m in a for a difficult night,” said Cosh, a keen Southend United supporter. “My coaches John and Harry Hales, who are fantastic for me, have faith in me though and think I can beat him, which has really given me confidence. “If they didn’t think I could do it then they would pull me out and even though I’ve had a slight ankle problem I’m pleased with how things have been going.”
Cosh was previously due to have taken on Aaron Slade in a Battle of Essex bout before Slade pulled out. Italian Carlo Milani then did likewise after revealing he wanted to continue training in America and not fight in Essex. But that did not concern Cosh. “I never really wanted to fight Aaron, but he called me out and kept putting things on Facebook, so I had no choice but to take the fight,” said Cosh.
“After that he pulled out though and Carlo then said he didn’t want to come over, so my opponent has changed three times while I’ve been training, but the one I have now is the hardest of them all.” Cosh has agreed a sponsorship deal with XL supplements which has allowed him to train full-time.