Greg Leon: How's everything going in preparation for your December 6th bout with John Arellano? Mykal Fox: "Everything has been going great, I've been getting a lot of great sparring with excellent fighters like Malik Hawkins and a couple of other undefeated guys from around the area. In this fight, you can expect a great fight, a great exhibition of boxing, but aggressive boxing and combination punching. I plan on pulling out a lot of the tools in this one."
Greg Leon: What are your thoughs of Arellano as a fighter? Have you looked at him at all?
MF: "I know he's 10-1 with 9 knockouts, but I looked at his boxrec and all of his knockouts come against guys who were like 1-2 or something like that, guys with lopsided records. I think I'm going to be the toughest guy he's ever faced."
GL: Obviously you're pleased with the activity because you've been going every three months basically, but is this the level of fight you were hoping to end the year with?
MF: "I'm definitely happy with the activity, we've had a very good year. I'm looking at this fight as a chance to get another one in before we have a very big 2020 with major opportunities."
GL: Like what?
MF: "Nothing is set in stone or concrete, but whoever it is doesn't matter to me. I train for opportunity, not events."
GL: What do you want 2020 to look like?
MF: "I'm trying to break into the top ten this year. I'm just trying to make another big fight or two to keep progressing forward."
GL: Are you expecting to be dominant behind the jab against Arellano?
MF: "It could be, but if he's able to close the distance I got stuff waiting for him on the inside too."
GL: What did you think about the Taylor-Prograis fight?
MF: "I think it was a good ass fight. I think the margins were a little wide, but I think the right man won. I was a little surprised that Taylor was able to muscle him on the inside. I think it was a fight where technical ability won over athletic ability."
GL: Do you think a rematch between those two would be any different?
MF: "I do, I think there's a lot of adjustments that Prograis could make. I think Prograis would fare better in the second fight and I think he'd win the rematch if he made the right adjustments."
GL: Closing thoughts.
MF: "I'm excited to be back in Philly and I'm really looking forward to fighting at the 2300 Arena for the first time. I want to thank you for the interview and my promoter Marshall Kauffman and manager Mike Borao."
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