PRO MMA EXCLUSIVE: KEITH “THE KO KID” BERRY

by:  Cory Brady

Keith Berry is a name people will soon be talking about in the masses. This twenty year old knockout artist is poised to showcase his crowd pleasing skills on Showtime Friday night and if successful his next fight will be broadcast live on CBS. At only twenty years old, the sky is the limit for this champion on the rise. We were able to catch up with Keith “KO Kid” Berry  to discuss his upcoming fight on Showtime’s ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series among other things.

PRO MMA:  You were one of the youngest fighters ever to win a KOTC title when you defeated Sean Loeffler. When you first started training could you have imagined being a champion at such a young age?
KEITH: No, actually when I first started training I just wanted to get into it and I started really, really liking it So after that I had my first fight when I was eighteen and from then on I’ve just fought and trained as much as I can. So yeah, I’m lucky. I got a title shot because somebody fell out and I ended up winning and I won again and again. So yeah, it’s good.

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ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series

by:  Kelvin Hunt

ShoXC is an EliteXC presentation that pits developing fighters in tough match ups and is a springboard for future stars and champions of EliteXC.  On Friday, August 15th, ShoXC presents Elite Challenger Series that will air live on SHOWTIME at 11pm ET/PT (delayed on west coast) at Table Mountain Casino at Friant, California.

The main event consists of a re-match between once-beaten light heavyweights, Po’ai Suganuma (9-1) of Hilo, Hawaii, and Jared Hamman (10-1) of San Bernardino, California. Suganuma handed Hamman his lone loss in a controversial fight that lasted all of 15 seconds in the main event last April 5th at the Table Mountain Casino on ShoXC.

Other fights on this August 15th SHOWTIME card include, Fabricio “Morango” Camoes (10-4) of San Diego vs. Sam “The Squeeze” Morgan (19-10) of St. Paul, Minn., at 160 pounds; Muay Thai striking specialist Cyrille “The Snake” Diabate (14-6-1) of France will make his EliteXC debut against ShoXC veteran Jaime Fletcher (9-3) of San Bernardino, California, at 205 pounds; and for the first time ever, EliteXC will showcase a title fight from one of its sister organizations, King of the Cage, when KOTC middleweight champion Keith “KO Kid’’ Berry (7-2) of Las Vegas by way of Murrieta, California, takes on Ray Lizama (5-5) of Rancho Cucamonga, California.

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