Trevor Ragin is well-aware that he is going to have to work to get a win in his pro debut which is why he is taking a headstrong, business-like approach to his bout at Lion Fight 36.
No messing around. No smiling for the cameras. No laughs.
This is all about winning.
“I don’t sing or dance. Any extra time I have on my hands I use it to train two or three times a day,” said Ragin.
“I’m just strictly focused on fighting and becoming the best me I can be in that aspect.”
Ragin will have to be laser-focused for his upcoming bout as he faces fan favorite and fellow top prospect Julian Nguyen pretty well in his opponent’s backyard of Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Their clash taking place on Friday, April 28th will launch the main card airing live on AXS TV Fights in in the United States as well as Fight Network throughout Canada, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
The fact that he’s facing Nguyen in hostile territory isn’t the least bit imposing for the 25-year-old. He’s more amped up about receiving the biggest opportunity of his burgeoning career.
“It was very exciting news,” said Ragin. “I’ve always been a fan of Lion Fight. It’s exciting because I have a large fan base around the world and a lot of them only get to watch on social media after the fights. It’s going to be nice to have people tuned in live.
“I’m from (Richmond) Virginia where we don’t get to fight at home too often. Almost all of my fights have been in my opponents backyard so it will be nothing new to me. Just business as usual.”
Ragin, a former national amateur champion, feels his punching power will make the difference in this fight just as it has in previous outings. Should the finish he wants come to fruition, Ragin hopes it will mark the start of a good run inside the Lion Fight ring.
“I plan on working my way up and fighting on the promotion as much as I possibly can,” he said.
“I want to fight my way up the ranks. I think I have the potential to become a top-tier guy. My style is exciting, my fan base is already off to an amazing start and I go out there and leave it all in the ring and that’s what gets the fight fans hooked.”
Tickets for Lion Fight 36 are available at https://www.foxwoods.com/Lion-Fight-36/ and at all Foxwoods Resort Casino Box Offices.
The Lion Fight 36 main card will air live on AXS TV Fights with a start time of 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. with commentary from renowned duo “The Voice” Michael Schiavello and UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich plus ring reporting from veteran MMA journalist Ron Kruck.