BTC Fight Promotions put on their 2nd Annual MMA Award show on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at the Waterfront Hotel in Burlington, Ontario. Among the winners on the night, Teshay Gouthro picked up the Breakthrough Fighter of the Year award. We spoke with award winner Gouthro at the show, and got an idea of what comes next for the Niagara Region fighter.
Gouthro has gone 3-0 to start his pro career, with a pair of wins under the BTC banner sandwiching a victory at PFC 11. Two of those wins came via stoppage. Fighting at bantamweight, Gouthro is looking ahead to another busy year in 2020.
Teshay Gouthro (Breakthrough Fighter of the Year)
2019 Run: “Went exactly how I planned. Just a lot of success. I learned a lot about myself. Learned that I have to keep working hard. Just work hard, if anything.”
Next Fight: “I always have a plan. I was looking at March/April. Right now I’m looking at March, King of the Cage, Seneca Casino… Then I’m looking at maybe BTC Burlington. See if the right fight comes. Then somewhere down the line, like if they came back to Niagara in November, that would be beautiful.”
The Ontario MMA scene being revitalized: “We’ve got so many big names out there. I can just name so many people that are undefeated and we all train together in Ontario. We’re a tight group. We’re just taking over. We might not be known now but this year, I think everyone’s going to understand this is the year for everyone to shine.”
Cross Training: “I’m just waiting to get paid. Get paid then traveling is definitely key. My coaches want me to go out there, travel, and learn from all the best….I’m looking at probably going Alpha Male some time probably not this camp but probably after this camp…..They have the best bantamweights, featherweights, flyweights.”