GL: Congrats on your victory. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Thank You , I thought I fought well against a very well prepared and skilled boxer in Antonio. I had a very good camp and my new training and lessons paid off. GL: Was there anything about Nieves that surprised you? It was a difficult fight . Nieves was very well prepared and I am grateful to him for the challenge he presented. I feel like as a result of this fight I will get much better. I was trying different things that I learned in the gym with Sugar Hill. I am happy with the result, the process and how everything worked out.
GL: It was a very close fight, how confident were you that the decision was going to go your way after the final bell sounded?
Nikolay Potapov: Nieves is a good fighter. I had to adjust during the fight. My sparring was very good but different then what Nieves had to offer. I fight my fight, do my best and let the judges do their job. I feel like I won the fight with Stephen Young but got a draw. I felt like the winner and was happy judges saw the fight my way.
GL: What do you feel you could've done to make it a more clear cut victory?
NP: I believed in my victory and was happy with the challenge of this fight and the lessons I learned.
GL: What are you hoping this victory leads to?
NP: This was my first camp camp in the US. New trainer , lots of new material. I need to train. Next time I will digest even more information from the great lessons I learned from Sugar. I want a big fight next.
GL: What do you feel you need to improve on moving forward?
NP: I need time to digest new lessons learned. Sugar is a great trainer and a very good person. There is lots of work ahead and I am excited about the possibilities.
GL: Is there anything you'd like to say in closing?
NP: I want to thank Salita Promotions, Showtime, PBL Promotions. I want to thank Sugar Hill for such a great training camp. Thanks to my fans and everyone that supports me, it's very important to me. You will see me again soon I am going to keep working hard and getting better.