Southport’s Liam Gittins moved to 5-0 professionally after recording a unanimous decision (29-28 x3) victory over Adam Amarasinghe at CW111.
The preliminary card fight will surely take the fight of the night honour, with both men putting on one of the best fights of the year on the Cage Warriors stage.
As typical of his style, the Team Elite fighter implemented a forward-heavy style without taking a bad step throughout the contest.
Amarasinghe landed multiple significant shots, but Gittins kept walking through them and landed a lot more frequently, especially in the clinch range.
Albeit the fight was close, the pressure the Southport man continued throughout saw his hand raised.
— Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) November 22, 2019
The now 5-0 professional fighter took the fight on 10 days notice against the highly-tipped prospect Adam Amarasinghe, who is brother to veteran Dean Amasinger and had veteran Dan Hardy in his corner.
The fight was also his professional bantamweight debut. Partly because it allowed him to take the fight on short notice, but in September he was forced to withdraw from a contest a day prior to the fight due to weight issues.
All that is behind him now and staying on the biggest platform in Europe will allow him to establish himself as one of the best bantamweights on the continent.
His last Cage Warriors appearance last September saw him defeat Kevin Cordero in the first round after a barrage of strikes.
You can watch the video down below courtesy of Cage Warriors’ Twitter page.
Body ⬇️ Head ⬆️ Body ⬇️ Head ⬆️
THIS is why you never count out Liam Gittins.
'The Nightmare' ? has stepped in on a week's notice to take on Adam Amarasinghe this Friday night! pic.twitter.com/eJ9XXZEf6N
— Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) November 18, 2019
The 22-year-old has a decorated 11-2 amateur career that included four titles, most noticeably the Cage Warriors Academy North West Flyweight Championship.
A notable fight in his amateur career involved an incredible comeback fight against Adam Wilson at Shinobi Wars 8 that proved how tough of an ask he is for any opponent.
His resilience has been heightened as his career has gone on and a bright future awaits him.
The must-watch contest tonight aired on Cage Warriors’ Facebook page and will be available to watch on the platform.
The event was supposed to feature the return of Liverpool star Paddy Pimblett, but the fight was cancelled after his opponent Joe Giannetti failed to make weight for the contest.
Warrington’s Matthew Bonner was successful on the card as well, defeating Warren Kee in just 104 seconds.
Picture by LAGUNA2003 under Creative Commons License