Teshay Gouthro wasn’t bullied — because he always fought back. But life has been a fight ever since his childhood, and that has brought him to his pro debut at BTC 6.
Burlington, ON — Opening up the BTC 6 card on Saturday in Burlington was Welland’s own Teshay Gouthro. Gouthro was making his pro debut, taking on another 0-0 fighter in Paul Fisher. The featherweight battle went two rounds, with Gouthro opening up a nasty cut on his opponent. In fact, both sides of Fisher’s face was showing damage by the end of round two, and between rounds, the doctor pulled the plug.
That gave Gouthro a TKO win in his debut, and he discussed the bout and how he got to this point with Cageside Press post-fight.
For a debuting fighter, he certainly didn’t show any nerves. “I don’t get nervous. I actually get excited and happy,” he told us. “The way I grew up in life, it’s been a fight ever since. I was young. Hard life, right? I was short, fat, got picked on a lot. It’s not like I got bullied, because I don’t get bullied, I fight back. Every time, I fight back.”
“This is the easy part. This is the fun part. I shine,” he added.
An extensive amateur career might have helped as well. Going pro wasn’t much different, really. “The same, the same. The only thing that’s different is that I get an extra two minutes to smash. Two extra minutes to zone in,” Gouthro said.
Asked if he was wondering if the fight might be stopped mid-round due to the cut, he added that “when I see a cut, I don’t even care. I just keep doing what I do.”
Gouthro splits his time between Niagara Top Team and Para Bellum, and it is clearly paying dividends. With the debut win under his belt, expect to see him back in action before too long. “I’m going to start training right away. Probably hit it back up in August, see how I feel. See if they can find me an opponent.”