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Lightweight prospect Navid Badi talks first pro win: “He could really take a beating!”



Navid Badi ZONE 6

Navid Badi. Photo: Stefan Romare and Instagram (Zone)

Swedish lightweight fighter Navid Badi returned to action this past Saturday after a two-year hiatus. With a unanimous decision win his comeback at Zone Pro League 6, the future looks bright for the talented prospect.

Talking to Frontkick, the Gothenburg fighter shares his thoughts on his first pro win against Peder Rosada-Svendsen.

“It felt bloody good to get back in there and show who I really am and what I’m capable of,” Badi says. “Ahead of the fight I promised myself to keep it on the feet, that was my game plan. There is no better feeling than to get a win after three rounds of war. Especially on my home turf!”

What can you say about the fight when you have landed a bit?

“It went according to plan. I trusted in my hands and my stand up game. I expected a tough fight but was still a bit shocked that his chin was so good. He could really take a beating. However, I trained for three rounds and had a good camp so it was fine.”

Navid Badi will face anyone

Navid Badi wants to take some time to recover but will definitely not wait two more years to fight again. In fact, we could expect to see him in the cage sooner rather than later.

“I will spend some time with my family and then start training for my next fight. I want a bout early next year, like in January or February. Whoever they give me, I have no specific opponent in mind,” Badi says.

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