BiteDownBoxing caught up with Bantamweight prospect, Brennan Macias ahead of his bout this weekend in Glendale, AZ on the ESPN Plus App. The Phoenix native and hometown favorite will be the opening bout of the night before Ray Beltran and Jose Pedraza square off Beltran’s WBO Lightweight Championship.
Macias was a decorated amateur, compiling up 171 bouts while winning multiple national titles. Macias was ranked as high as #2 by USA Boxing before deciding to turn pro at the age of 18. Macias (2-0, 1 KO) is trained under the watchful eyes of 5 star trainer, Robert Garcia.
The hometown kid will face Phillip Adyaka (7-11, 4 KO’s) of St. Paul, Minnesota. Adyaka has faced many undefeated prospects in career, however, Macias will face him much earlier in his career. It will be a stern test for Macias but he’s definitely up to thr challenge, especially in front the hometown crowd, “it’s a great feeling fighting in front of friends and family. I can’t wait to perform”.
Like many young fighters, Macias dreams of become a world champion, “When I’m not training, I’m sleeping. I want to become a multi-division world champion”. His main reason for wanting to succeed, his family of course.
Macias is looking to follow in the footsteps of another Phoenix fighter and friend, David Benavidez.