By Bill Green
Carlos Adames 14-0 (11)
Regarding the inability to find proper sparring:
“It’s the same everywhere I go, at home, in California, which is why we sometimes go to New York. Fighters can not handle my strength and power for more than a week. “
You remain ranked at 147, but for this fight you are fighting for the NABF Super Welterweight title. Is 154 your new home or can you still make 147?
“I can make 147 if a real opportunity comes my way, but my strength and power play well at 154, there are some opportunities that can come from picking up a coveted belt like the NABF.”
I know your concentration on your opponent is as it should be. But do you see anyone with whom your style fits well or who you believe has been overtaken?
“Yes, a name we like and are on our radar is … Jaime Munguia.”
Mike Alvarado 39-4 (27)
As a former WBO champion, I’m curious to hear your thoughts on why you were not ranked in the top 10 boxing organizations, especially the WBO, an organization in which you held a title.
“I mean, we talked about it. When you are at the top, everyone wants to be a part of it. It’s crazy, I think this is how the story is supposed to be written. My life and journey to the top was just as crazy as the lows. I’m blessed to be at this stage and I’m aiming for another Nebraska co-highlight role. ”
Mikaela Mayer 7-0 (4)
Will we see the first woman to headline a Top Rank / Espn card?
“Of course this is the plan. Bob is very interested in me picking up a belt and defending it in my hometown. ”
About a potential dream fight with Irish champion Katie Taylor:
“Those fights need time to build up, but yes … I want it. She makes name for herself and me too. That fight will be the fight that is being talked about and it is a matter of time before TV executives demand it. “
Did the new opponent throw you off your game, stylistically?
“No, I mean in the amateurs, that’s how it always went. In tournaments, you never prepared for one guy, just because he was the favorite did not mean it’s who you’re going to fight. The benefits are no different. Vue got hurt, this guy walked to the board. He is respected in the game. Be ready and ready for any style at all times, that’s what we’re about. ”
He has done all 12 rounds on several occasions. This is your first scheduled 10-round match, any worries?
“We practice 12-15 rounds, styles make fights, I feel I can adapt as the fight goes on, the longer the better for me. The way I see it is … I now have 10 laps to try to get him out of there. ”
David Garcia (Manager for Jose Benavidez)
As for the bad blood, is it real or is it just selling the fight?
“It is definitely true, I was there in Texas. In fact, I’m the one who recorded the video. The thing is, most people think it’s about the video, it’s simple. It goes back several years. Jose has never liked Crawford, not even in the amateurs. He felt as if Crawford had received special treatment and that his achievements were not even close to the level he was at. Jose also did things at a young age. After the Texas incident, Jose simply knows how to get to him. He can push his buttons at any time and Crawford will respond. “
So does the tactic work or do you believe it will work? So to take away Crawford characteristics like his boxing skills, smoothness, counterattack? Instead of luring him into a dogfight?
“Yes and no, because Jose believes he can also box him out. On top of that, he believes that many fighters were simply afraid of him before the bell rang, that I promise you that this will not happen to Jose. “
“I can do anything and everything better if he does, if he wants to run, I will get him. If he thinks he can trade with me as even better. But we all know what he’s going to do, he’s going to run just watch. Therefore I will take away his followers from him, his city and his girdle. I have already taken the Mexican fans away from him, that is a fact. “
Terence “Bud” Crawford
“I do not know what it is, but he just keeps talking, all he does is look stupid. Half the stuff he says does not even make sense. To say I had things easy, this and that. It’s all nonsense and I’m going to make him pay for all the talk. He says all that stuff, because no one ever silenced him… I’ll do it for them, just look. ”
“Nothing else to say. He’s going to fight in the same damn way he always does. All the talk is over en .and it’s time to go to work. ”