Eryk Anders has Trevin Giles and the LFA middleweight title in his cross hairs
Anders brings his undefeated record into the LFA cage when he meets Jon Kirk at LFA 6. Originally he slated to compete against Larry Crowe, but Crowe was forced to withdraw from the fight due to injury. Anders will now have to make adjustments to prepare for the last minute change. Regardless of the opponent Anders says he will send a clear message to the rest of the middleweight division.
“It doesn’t matter who my opponent is I am looking to go out there and get the finish,” Anders said. “There all fitting to be put on notice. The next champion is here. I am on the rise, but don’t worry hopefully I won’t be here long, so if you don’t get me in these first few fights you won’t have to fight me and you can take on anybody else in the weight division.”
The LFA middleweight title is currently vacant and contenders are jockeying for right to compete in the inaugural title fight. Currently, the undefeated Trevin Giles seems to be leading the pack after an impressive win over the durable Ryan Spann at LFA 3. Anders believes a win at LFA 6 should line him up with Giles and a shot at the middleweight title.
“The middleweight title is up for grabs right now,” Anders said. “I will be 7-0 after this fight. Trevin Giles is 8-0 I would like to meet up with him and fight for that vacant belt. Someone’s “0” has got to go and I am quite confident that I will keep mine.”
Anders admits he hasn’t seen a whole lot of Giles but says from what he’s seen he is extremely confident that if the two meet he will be the one leaving with the middleweight title.
“I have seen a few of his fights. He is good, a solid opponent, pretty well rounded, but I don’t think he has that extra gear,” Anders said. “He can’t really push the pace to much. He is tough, he’s strong, he’s got a lot of mental fortitude, but I don’t think that he’s been put in as much adversity as I am going to put him in whenever we meet up.”
As much as Anders has his sights set on the LFA middleweight he would happily pass that up for the opportunity to compete on the UFC Fight Night Nashville card in April.
“The UFC is coming to Nashville,which is right up the road from Bermingham where I live, so I would love to get on that card April 22,” Anders said.
LFA 6 goes down this Friday at the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas and you can watch live on AXS.tv at 9 pm.