T.N.T Chat Transcript: Joel Casamayor


T.N.T Chat Transcript: Joel Casamayor

Q: Joel what is holding you back from a Nate Cambell fight? the firt one was close. Why not fight him again? JOEL CASAMAYOR: I'm waiting for my promoters to get back to me with the fight offers. Right now e're looking for the biggest match and that's what my promoter is doing their job. I did mine last weekend and now it's time for them to make the best fight for me.
Q: dont u think u should retire u are starting to slurr your words and cant even understand what u say in post fight interviews. And whats up with your translator does he even know how to

JOEL CASAMAYOR: That's your opinion. People can't understand and some people who have been around me for a while. I stuttered as a kid, obviously I shouldn't retire after the performance I put in last weekend.

Q: were you suprised that katsidis got up twice in the first round? And why didn't you try to finish him?

JOEL CASAMAYOR: I did try to finish him. I was surprised he was able to finish the round, but the kids got guts and he's a warrior. He came to fight.

Q: Joel do you think because your composure never changed and Santa Cruz' did, he changing to southpaw and missing punches gave you the decision since judges look at body language so much?

JOEL CASAMAYOR: Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't. Sometimes I get more of a kick out of it when people talk shit. It gets personal in the ring and then the shit talking stops.

Q: Joel do you think because your composure never changed and Santa Cruz' did, he changing to southpaw and missing punches gave you the decision since judges look at body language so much?

JOEL CASAMAYOR: 100% and that's one thing that came up when people talk about the decision. If he was so effective, why was he switching? COmposure has a lot to do with everything.

Q: Campbell personally told me to tell you to step up to the plate and dont bitch out. Are you planning on fighting Campbell next, or do you plan on making an excuse. Campbell is the biggest fight, since it's for the undisputed lightweight title, something you never have had. Plus it's history.  The boxing world wants you to fight Campbell next. What are your plans now? Who do you

JOEL CASAMAYOR: Like I said, my plans are to sit back and wait with my family. I had a great victory last weekend and we're waiting to hear back from the promoter. I've been fighting the best and if they make an offer and I don't know how the promoters will get a long, but I will give Nate another loss no problem. If that's what TV wants most, that's what'll happen.

Q: Joel, what did you make that "i smell a bad fart" look for when Nate Campbell confronted you in the ring after the fight with Katsidis? Describe how a rematch would go down?

JOEL CASAMAYOR: My ugly face was for the ugly $12 pimp suit he bought in Vegas. On top of it, I didn't jump in the ring in Cancun to make a fool of myself. The fight would play out like the first one did except I would stop him late this time once he started running.

Q: whats up Cepillo, whats the biggest diffrence between amature boxing and pro boxing?  Whos the best fighter you have fought as a pro

JOEL CASAMAYOR -> Main Chat: The difference is the increase in rounds, and the head gear is off with smaller gloves. It's a big difference, but amatuers are always the base. Diego Corrales is the best fighter I've ever fought.

Q: I just would like to congratulate you on your win..I bet 200 dollars on you.You're one of my favorite fighters to support. I think that was great you trying to help those cuban boxers who defected. I'm sorry that we keep hounding you about this but there is no other fight we wanna see other than you and nate...we don't want to see you fight Pac yet...maybe the winner but not now...are you just trying to get paid before you quit or do you think that is the fight the fans want?

JOEL CASAMAYOR: We fought the biggest our whole career, whoever they put in front of us we'll fight. To me Katsidis is tougher than Nate Campbell. If they put Nate Campbell in front of us, we're knocking Nate Campbell out. There's no question about it. Don King is not the easiest person to make a deal with and my promoters

Q: Whats boxing training like in Cuba and with the death of Fidel Castro do you see a possible change for the better in boxing for fighters from Cuba. Congratulations champ! El Cepillo rocks!

JOEL CASAMAYOR: 100%, but that's not my place to say. They've done interviews with me before and I've never wanted anybody to die. Here you can do whatever youw ant, over there they tell you when to run and what to do. If Cuba was a free land, I think there would be at least ten world champions in the pro's, maybe more. I hope for it, because then I would have family that would come here also.

Q: joel you call paquiao that is a smaller guy... why you don't call hatton? what did you feel when you get out of the ring in your last fight?

JOEL CASAMAYOR: We've called Pacquiao and one of the other names we mentioned, but he doesn't like fighting southpaws and he's fighting Juan Lazcano and then Malignaggi. I'd love to fight Hatton, I'm going after the biggest fights, not the guys, the biggest fight. Smaller or bigger or the same weight doesn't matter, I want to make the biggest fights I can,.

Q: did you watch the pac vs jmm fight?  do you think the decision was right or a gift for pac?

JOEL CASAMAYOR: I thought Pacquiao did enough to win, the only thing is, he didn't throw as many punches as he usually does. Marquez only came to counterpunch.

Q: joel what do you want people to rember you by

JOEL CASAMAYOR: A great fighter who's won four different titles in two different weight classes. I've never been knocked out, I think I've solidified that I'm a hall of fame fighter.

Q:: What is more of a concern for you? Fighting for history or fighting for money. Because when fighting for histroy it gives you long money as to making the quickest biggest payday. Beating Campbell a second time is going to make you more money in the long run since that fight is for history. Dont let the promoter get in the way because that just sounds like an excuse already.

JOEL CASAMAYOR: It's not an excuse. Everybody knows I've done a lot of talking and that didn't get me any fights. I'm talking with my hands now. They put Nate Campbell in front of us, I knock Nate Campbell out. If they put him in for July we'll knock him out then, if later in the year, we'll knock him out then. Let Don King put up the money and back Nate Campbell and we could fight: He gets knocked out twice by Robbie Peden, now I'm scared if I dont fight him? Fuck Nate Campbell.

Q: Who you got in the following: Hopkins-Calzaghe, Mosley-Judah, Tarver-Woods, Dawson-Johnson, Cintron-Margarito, Cotto-Gomez, Mayeather-De La Hoya 2

JOEL CASAMAYOR: Hopkins, Mosley, Tarver's doing a lot of talking so I'm pulling for Clinton. Glen, Cotto, De La Hoya.

Q: What was the hardest part about fight Diego Corrales?

JOEL CASAMAYOR: Knowing that Diego can finish the fight with every punch he landed. Nobodyelse I fought can I say that about. I want to thank Boxingtalk for having me and keep it here for El Cepillo all the time.