Greg Leon: Congrats on your victory over Bruno Romay in Puerto Rico last week. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Alantez Fox: "I honestly feel like I should have stopped him. He was 21-7 [now 21-8], but he'd been stopped three times and I feel like I should have been the fourth. If I had to rate my performance, I'm thinking it's like a C+ because I didn't stop him. I got hit with some shots I shoudln't have got hit with, I was careless in spots and being overzealous. I dropped him in the first round and that's because I was putting it together and I landed a good body shot. You live and you learn, but I don't have time to make those mistakes right now, I'm on the fast track."
GL: Who do you want now that you're on the fast track?
AF: "My thing is, whoever wants to fight me. It's looking like I may be having a title eliminator coming up before the end of the year. We're looking at the WBO and we'll see if that works. I think if I can get again, in early 2020 I'll be fighting Demetrius Andrade again. There's a couple of names we're looking at right now, but I'm not saying anything just yet."
GL: What did you think about Canelo-Kovalev?
AF: "I think looking at Kovalev he's lost a lot of his edge. He doesn't punch with power anymore. For a second he was one of the best punchers to come around in a long time and ever since he lost to Andre Ward he hasn't been the same. He's doing a lot more touching and boxing with Buddy McGirt. I feel like the jab was giving Canelo some problems, but he wasn't following up with the right hand like he usually does. I don't know if it's mentally, but he never really imposed his size on the smaller guy. You've got to give props to Canelo, that was a tremendous performance and he showed that he's got the power to get a light heavyweight out of there."
GL: Do you feel you've improved since the Andrade fight? If so, how?
AF: "When I look at the Andrade fight, I think the biggest thing was, while I knew my left arm was hurt I wasn't throwing my right hand. I definitely think I improved upon that, I'm more confident in my right hand, I'm setting it up a lot more and I'm definitely letting it go when I need to. And following my surgery, I'm punching harder with my left hand than ever before too, which is a great thing. I feel a lot sharper as a fighter and I feel like a fight with me and Demetrius Andrade, because they're making me wait so long, it's going to be more problems for him."
GL: Do you see yourself getting that rematch?
AF: "Definitely. He's not going to have a choice because after I win this WBO eliminator I'm going to be his mandatory."
GL: You might be the only person in the game who wants to get him in the ring.
AF: "It seems like nobody wants to fight him, but I don't see what people are so scared of. I think he's a good boxer, but I just don't think he's better than I am when I"m at 100%."
GL: What are your goals for 2020? Is it world title and revenge?
AF: "Absolutely. It's all about redemption, I need to get that back. I looked awful and I need to make that fight, I looked terrible, but I promise the rematch will be different."
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