"I felt that he looked sloppy in his last fight and he got lucky, but his luck has run out."
BoxingTalk: Kevin, how has preparation for your fight with Bobby Pacquiao been going?
Kevin Kelley: I am always prepared, and I was prepared for this fight even before I knew I was fighting Pacquiao.BoxingTalk: Is there anything in particular that worked on during this camp to prepare for Pacquiao?
Kevin Kelley: We worked on everything. I know fights are adaptable and fights are about change. If I worked on something that he does in particular, that may change in the middle of the fight. So I just work on me. I don’t worry about what he’s doing.BoxingTalk: What part of your arsenal do you feel will get you the victory on Saturday?
Kevin Kelley: I think everything, my speed and my punching power. Whatever comes my way I will neutralize it. I think I need to be ready for everything that comes. I’ve seen everything he is going to do, and I will adapt to whatever he does and make it not work for him.BoxingTalk: With your recent win over the tough Juan Carlos Ramirez, do you feel you are coming into this fight with more momentum than Pacquiao who recently had a disputed win over Carlos Hernandez?
Kevin Kelley: Absolutely. I don’t think he beat Hernandez. I felt that he looked sloppy in his last fight and he got lucky, but his luck has run out.BoxingTalk: Do you feel this fight is about speed, and whoever lands first wins?
Kevin Kelley: No, because I know I already have him on speed. My hand speed is way faster than his. I have him on power, so I think this fight is about wisdom and how much you know. I’m ready for whatever he brings, and people need to watch how I neutralize Pacquiao. This fight is about what I do and not what he does. I now he’s going to try to outwork me, but I’m a veteran at this and I train like one. I’m ready for everything. I don’t care what he brings. He has to be smarter, but I’m going to show him punches he’s never seen before, some that I invented myself. The question is how is he going to react to that. BoxingTalk: What will a victory on Saturday do for your career?
Kevin Kelley: I can’t predict what will happen next because this is boxing. It’s a weird game. I will win the fight and then I’ll look at the landscape to see what’s next. I know I want to use my talents to make a lot of money.
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