Greg Leon: Congrats on your stoppage victory over Nick Brinson (19-5-2). Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Alantez Fox: "I heard the commentary on the fight, they gave it a B+ grade and I think that's a pretty good assessment. I got caught with some shots that I didn't need to get caught with, but at the same time, we got the job done. There's always things that we can improve and I'll be right back in the gym. I felt pretty good in there, I felt strong and I don't really think he expected me to be that strong."
GL: Was there any rust?
AF: "Actually, no. The only thing I really felt was nerves because I hadn't been in the ring for eight months. That was it to be honest."
GL: You had him down in the first round, are you disappointed you didn't make it a very early night?
AF: "I was disappointed only because I kept hurting my right hand. My dad and my coaches kept pressing me to stay on him because he was folding and breaking down. I kept hurting my right hand throughout the fight though, I had some really bad gloves on. That one right hand I actually dropped him with, is what hurt my hand. I had to hit him and back off for a second because of the pain in my hand. I had to let it cool off before I kept going."
GL: How serious is this injury?
AF: "It's not that serious of a hand injury. I think it was the bad gloves. The wraps were amazing, I just think it was the gloves."
GL: What kind of gloves were they?
AF: "Everlast MX. Me and my brother both don't think those are good gloves. I'm a Grant guy myself."
GL: Will this injury sideline you at all?
AF: "I talked to Lou DiBella and he's going to try to work on names. I'm looking to get at least two more in before the year closes."
GL: The last time you made 160 pounds on the button was in 2017 vs Andrade. In your last two fights you've been 162 1/2 and 163 1/4. Is there going to be any problem getting back down to 160?
AF: "I'm not that worried. I can't lie, I'm only a little bit worried. The thing is to be given the right amount of time to prepare and focus. If I had eight weeks to do a cut as opposed to two weeks, it would be easy for me."
GL: Do you want to get another fight to get your feet fully under you or are you looking to get back into the fast lane right now?
AF: "I'm ready for the fast lane right now, there's bigger money there and I might as well start my legacy now. I want to get right back in the ring as soon as possible in the biggest possible fight."
GL: That's the fighter in you talking, but if the businessmen behind you decide to get you another fight to not only get you to the fast lane, but keep you there, are you going to be with their program?
AF: "I definitely would because the only thing it's going to do is make me more dangerous when I'm in there with upper echelon guys. If they give me more time to sharpen my tools, it's going to be be a lot worse for a lot of people."
GL: You're not 37 so there shouldn't be any extreme rush.
AF: "Exactly. It's no rush, but at the same time if they want to do the big money fight, I'm with that. If they want to give me something small again and let me sharpen up a little more, then I don't got no problem with that either."
GL: When are you hoping the next one takes place?
AF: "July or August would be great, then I could definitely have enough time to get another one in before the end of the year."
GL: Closing thoughts for the fans.
AF: "I just want to thank Lou DiBella and Mike Borao for constantly working to get me these opportunities. I want to thank my team, Dream Team Boxing, my team is the dream and my stable is able. Shoutout to Mykal Fox and Greg Outlaw for coming off their victories too. My stable is able. Make sure you follow me on all social media @slyazafox"
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