Dominic Fernandez: Antonio, so how has your training camp and what last minute things are you working on right before this big fight? "
My training camp went real good. I have finished the hardest part of my training and now I'm working on some speed drills leading up to this fight."
DF: What are your thoughts on Kermit Cintron?
AM: Real good fighter. A fighter that fights with all his heart and
brings everything to the ring.
DF: Knowing of Cintron's record of Knockouts have you prepared any differently?
AM: Yes I have. I have made a few adjustments for this fight. I've worked on allot of technical training and many counter moves to cope with Cintron's style.
DF: Antonio, do you see this as a rivalry between Mexican and Puerto Rican.
AM: Yes very much so. I understand the responsibility that I must uphold and that is being 100% Mexican.
DF: Who is your all time favorite Mexican fighter?
AM: Julio Cesar Chavez.
DF: Being from Tijuana this must be a strong motivation for you and what other Active Mexican fighters do you keep in touch with?
AM: Yes, being from Tijuana does helps motivate me and its another reason why I have big plans for my career after this fight. Also Erik "El Terrible" is someone I continue to keep in contact with and he to is also from Tijuana.
DF: What are those big plans Antonio?
AM: To defeat Cintron for the title and to defend my title against Oscar De La Hoya.
DF: You and Oscar sparred a few times didn't you?
AM: Yes we did. On a few occasions.
DF: What did you learn from the experience?
AM: Allot, just being in there with his type of style helped me allot. It was a great experience altogether.
DF: You know I spoke to Cintron's trainer Marshall Kauffman and he claims that Cintrons boxing ability resembles that of Oscar?
AM: Ha! Ha! Allot of boxers claim that they have such and such style but it's not the same.
DF: Cintron's camp claims that Kermit does not see this as a Mexican vs. Puerto Rican rivalry?
AM: Good for him.
DF: Antonio I wish you the best and we must talk again after your fight.
Am: Yes we must. I'm focused and ready to be Champion.