Brave Welterweight champion Carlston Harris has been on the shelf due to injury since winning his title back in August of last year. While away, he has seen his division blossom into the most stacked weight class in Brave Combat Federation. While he’s aware of the target on his back, “Moçambique” remains calm and willing to fight anyone – but he’s set on having his first title defense against Jarrah Al-Selawe.
“The Jordanian Lion” recently became the first fighter to win five Brave fights after a unanimous decision over Tahar Hadbi, an achievement that hasn’t gone unnoticed by the champion. Harris praised Al-Selawe’s strategy for Brave 12 and admits a fight with him is inevitable.
“I was supposed to face Jarrah already, but I got injured, and he didn’t want to wait. It paid off because he had another good performance against a tough guy. He deserves to face me next, to fight for the title. It was a good fight, very technical, but Tahar was slower, more than usual. He was retreating too much. Jarrah came in with a very good strategy, he kept his distance, used his kicks. I liked the fight, it was very technical, but with a good pace”, says Carlston.
Back at Brave 8, Harris was supposed to fight Rodrigo Cavalheiro, but he was bumped up to the co-main event on the eve of the fight card and beat Carl Booth to become the first-ever Brave Welterweight champion.
After Cavalheiro knocked out Alessandro Gambulino at Brave 11, “Moçambique” was the name on his lips and the champ guarantees he’s got his eyes on the Brazilian, who faces Karl Amoussou at Brave 13: Europe Evolution.
“Thank God the Welterweight division is very stacked right now. There are no weak fighters. All guys can go in there and fight for the title. Cavalheiro, Fakhreddine, Amoussou…All of them can position themselves for a title shot. Let’s wait and see what happens, I have my eye on the Cavalheiro x Amoussou fight, for sure, and I do think that Cavalheiro can fight for the title soon”.