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Fury Fighting Championship 45—Interview with Josh “SuperGlue”Altum

By Sijin Kurian

Featherweight Josh Altum (3-1) steps into the Fury cage for the first time as a pro on April 18th at the

Bayou Event Center for Fury Fighting Championship 45. Fighting out of Texas City and representing W4R Training Center, Altum previously fought as an amateur for Fury and its amateur promotion Cage Combat four times, which included a featherweight title fight.

“It was fun until I wasn’t in the promotion, but I have nothing bad to say and I’m very excited to

be back under the Fury banner.”

Altum made his pro debut in 2017, and won his first three fights including two first-round submission

victories. He suffered his first pro defeat in 2019, and it will be nearly two years since he stepped in the cage when he faces Meno.

“The time off has been beneficial for sure. I’ve healed my body back to where I needed to be

and I’m always evolving in my training, but the work is always the same.”

A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, Altum’s record contains numerous submission victories and he has kept himself busy during the pandemic competing in grappling matches. In fact, he submitted UFC veteran Melvin Guillard in a tournament in January.

With his opponent, Frank Meno (3-0), fighting out of Guam, there is not a lot of video on him. But with the exposure of their bout being broadcast on Fight Pass, expect both fighters to bring their best.

“I know he’s [from Guam] and that’s about it, and I expect him to have the heart of a real

fighter. [Being on Fight Pass] feels nice and comfy, almost where I need to be.”

Altum has been training at W4R Training Center, which has been developing a talented stable of fighters and grapplers, including current UFC fighters Trevin Giles and Charlie Ontiveros.

“Training at W4R is one of the best things I’ve done in my training. The amount of guys at the

level they are to work with and the coaches are fully dedicated to us. I couldn’t be more grateful for the team. Thank you Joel Rivera, Jeremy Mahon, Rich Copley, Keegan Smith, W4R Training Center,

Undercurrent Health & Wellness, as well as my sponsors AJ’s Fine Bites, CAP, and Cosmo Gazelas.”

Catch Josh Altum square off with Frank Meno on Fury Fighting Championship 45 live on April 18th at the Bayou Event Center in Houston, TX or on UFC Fight Pass

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