Sonny Singh will be looking to entertain the hometown crown on September 29th at Triumphant 1.
He will be fighting Oregon’s Alex Branom in what is expected to be a fire cracker of a fight. Sonny trains out of Smash Gyms under Rudi Ott. We were able to catch up with Sonny and talk about the upcoming fight at Triumphant 1.
All of the action will be taking place at the Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, CA.
MTA: You have a fight against Alex Branom on September 29th at Triumphant 1. How has training been going for the fight?
Sonny: Training us been going great. I’ve been able to stay healthy which is the most important thing and I’ve got a great coaches and team around me to help me stay on track.
MTA: How familiar are you with your opponent?
Sonny: I saw him fight a few months ago in the Bay Area but besides that I am not familiar with him at all.
MTA: Are you expecting anything specific from your opponent?
Sonny: The fight I saw of his was at a heavier weight so I’m expecting him to come in a bit heavier than me. From what I saw he is a pretty tough opponent and likes to press forward. He is able to deal with pressure well so it will be a good fight.
MTA: What would you say is your biggest advantage entering the fight?
Sonny: Usually my height and speed is my advantage but Branom is about the same height or maybe a bit taller so I’ll have to rely on my speed and movement.
MTA: You are coming off a 1st round TKO stoppage in April, is there anything you are specifically training for this camp?
Sonny: No, there hasn’t been anything in specific for this fight. There are a few secret weapons but those will present themselves if the time is right. We’ve been working everything. From clinch to long range and everything in between. I’m ready for this fight no matter what style I’m facing.
MTA: What gym do you represent?
Sonny: I train at Smash Gyms.
MTA: When did you start training and why?
Sonny: I started training in 2011 because I was overweight. I started with the cardio classes, worked my way to level 2 classes and sparring. From there I was hooked!!
MTA: For fight fans that have not seen you before, can you describe your style?
Sonny: Well I’ll start off by saying they call me “CRAZY EYES” for a reason. I don’t really have a style but I try to make my fights as entertaining as possible. High output- Controlled Craziness.
MTA: You are going to be the hometown favorite in this fight. How much of an advantage do you think it is to have the crowd on your side?
Sonny: It will be huge!! I really feed off the crowds energy. It can lift you up or give you a second wind. I have such a great support system inside and outside the gym and it’s always a pleasure to showcase what I’ve been working on for last few months.
MTA: Is there anything about your opponent you know you need to keep an eye out for?
Sonny: No, there isn’t much I know about his style or strengths so I have to keep an eye out for everything and implement my game plan.
MTA: Prediction for the fight?
Sonny: I thing it’s going to be a tough fight!! A lot of output, a lot of fireworks, so it will not disappoint the fans.
MTA: Any words for your supporters?
Sonny: Thank you so much for supporting me and for supporting Muay Thai. The sport has been growing and support at live shows is huge for the continued growth of the sport. I also want to thank my coaches and teammates for pushing me and helping me get to where I’m at and my friends and family for support outside the gym. A special thanks for my sponsors who keep me ready and healthy, GFY Gear – Fight Gear, Morning Craine Healing Arts – Body work/Therapy, and VidaMeals – Meal Prep.