"I’m going to win every round, and once I see that he’s tired I’m going for the knockout."
BoxingTalk: Javier, how is preparation for Fres Oquendo going for you?
Javier Mora: It’s going good dude. I’m working hard with Joe Goossen. We got good chemistry, and I have had the best camp in my career so far.BoxingTalk: Do you feel this fight with Oquendo will be a tougher opponent than Kirk Johnson?
Javier Mora: It will not be tougher because I feel that Johnson has more skills than Oqeundo, but it will be tougher in that Oquendo is so unorthodox and awkward. I have.a lot less pressure in this fight, because Kirk had mass skills.BoxingTalk: Are you telling me that you feel Oquendo’s skills are less than Johnson’s?
Javier Mora: Very much. Oquendo is fast, and he’s awkward, but he doesn’t want to mix it up. Johnson knew how to punish his opponent and mix it up.BoxingTalk: Looking back at your last fight with Johnson, do you feel that you would have gone on to win the fight if Johnson had not dislocated his knee?
Javier Mora: Definitely man. I was there, and I knew if I had landed a good punch it would have been over. I felt strong and I was too strong for Johnson. I caught Johnson in the first round, and I knew he was going to go down.BoxingTalk: What will you do on May 25th to ensure yourself a victory against Oquendo?
Javier Mora: I’m going to take control. Oquendo sees me as a one dimension fighter. I’m an athlete, and I can be quick too. I’m not going to let points slip away. I’m going to win every round, and once I see that he’s tired I’m going for the knockout. When he’s tired I’ll be all over his ass.BoxingTalk: When I spoke with Oquendo recently, he said that he is not taking you lightly, but that winning this fight will get him closer to a championship title. Do you feel the same way?
Javier Mora: My main goal is to win, and by beating these names like Johnson and Oquendo, I’m going to make a name for myself. I’m so young. May 25th is my birthday and I’ll be 25. I have no rush. Oquendo is 33 and he wants to get there again. He’s already had two shots.BoxingTalk: I know that you have worked with James Toney. What has he told you coming into this fight with Oquendo?
Javier Mora: He told me I’m going to knock him out. James is always looking out for me, and he has a lot of faith in me. James comes in the gym to make sure I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for James.BoxingTalk: What is your prediction for this fight?
Javier Mora: I’m going to win by unanimous decision or by late knockout. I’m going to get this kid, and I’m going to get the “W.”
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