Greg Leon: How has everything gone in preparation for your October 24th Main Event in NYC? Mykquan Williams: "Everything has been going great. Camp has been going well, I'll be ready to go in a little bit less than two weeks. I got like one more sparring session this week and then it's press conference time this Thursday and fight week next week, so I'm going to be ready to go." Greg Leon: You'll be fighting Tre'Sean Wiggins. What do you know about this dude? Mykquan Williams: "Nothing really, just his record to be honest with you."
GL: How do you feel about your progress thus far? Do you feel like you're right where you need to be?
MW: "Yes. I can't lie, I would have loved to get one more fight in this year, but overall I think everything is moving very well."
GL: Was there a hiccup between May and now that's the reason for this layoff?
MW: "There was, but I'm not 100% sure what it was. I know my last fight was a ten rounder, and I know that when you get to the ten round level you don't fight as often, but I'm still young (21) and I want to fight as often as possible. I feel like I don't want to have five months in between fights, but overall everything is moving well."
GL: You're 21 years old and already in ten rounders is national TV time around the corner.
MW: "Definitely. I expect the next year to be a very big year for me. I expect to get alot more exposure, I expect the opposition to go up and it will go up and I definitely expect to be on Shobox and take it from there."
GL: Other than victory do you have any predictions for October 24th?
MW: "Not really. I'm looking to dominate, if the knockout comes it comes. I'm not going out there looking for it, I'm going out to win one round at a time."
GL: Does having Jackie (Kallen) and Lou DiBella on your team make it easier for you to just be the boxer and work on your craft?
MW: "Absolutely. It makes it a lot easier because I don't have to worry about too much. Fighters should have the least amount of worries when it comes to preparing for fights, because distractions can f**k you up so it makes it a lot easier."
GL: You've already been the full ten rounds, does that give you more confidence going into this fight with Wiggins, whom I consider a step up from Rickey Edwards?
MW: "It doesn't make anything easier for me, but I'm going to be prepared for anything he brings to the table. I know what to expect from him, and I got more time to work with in a ten rounder to get him out of there, so it's going to be a big night for me and then a big year for me in 2020."
GL: What part of your game do you feel needs the most sharpening going into this important year for you?
MW: "Everything, I'm always looking to improve all areas. I feel like I'm an all around good fighter, but I could improve on everything moving forward."
GL: Closing thoughts.
MW: "I appreciate the support, thank you for reaching out and talking to me. October 24th is going to be a great night. If you make it out, tune in on UFC fight pass. If you can come, come out and support, not only me but all of the talent on the card. It's going to be a really good show."
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