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April 06, 2017

POST-FIGHT INTERVIEW: TRE'SEAN WIGGINS
By G. Leon

GL: Congrats on your recent victory, can you give us some thoughts on your performance? Thank you. I think I did a real good job. I think I could've been more aggressive, but for the most part we had a game plan and I stuck to it. GL: Was there anything about Nelson that surprised you? Actually no. We knew he was a tough fighter, he beat Jerome Rodriguez and gave him his first loss. He was a real solid fighter, I felt like he was small and he came in at 138 so I thought he was small, but he rehydrated well and he was real strong."

GL: It had to feel good to get that win after suffering back to back losses via split and majority decision.

Tre'Sean Wiggins: "Taking that Mykal Fox fight might have been a mistake, I should have never taken that fight coming off a layoff, but at the same time I did what I had to do and that was a good fight too. I think I could have pulled that fight off had it happened in a different area, but I don't cry over spilled milk. I took this fight with Naim Nelson to show that I can compete at that level."

GL: What are you hoping last night's win leads to?

TW: "I want to get right back to work, I want to try to get a fight every month if I can. I want to stay busy and I want to work my way to big fights that will open up a lot of doors for me and hopefully with the help of Salita it's going to happen quickly."

GL: Is there somebody out there that you feel would be a great fight for you to propel yourself to the next level?

TW: "Any prospect they think is hot works for me. Zachary Ochoa, Anthony Young, whoever they got for me at this weight class it doesn't matter. Right now I'm focused, I'm training hard and I'll be ready for whoever they put in front of me."

GL: When are you hoping your next fight takes place?

TW: "Tomorrow."

GL: Are you hoping to land rematches with Fox or Whitaker?

TW: "Fox actually told me that there wouldn't be any rematch, but he and I have became friends. His people were there for me last night rooting me on and the only way that rematch would happen is if it meant something to us with a belt or big money on the line, if not we're moving forward. Now Whitaker, that's a different story. I would like that rematch because I wasn't focused the first time and he would go down in a rematch."

GL: What part of your game do you feel needs the most sharpening?

TW: "Being more aggressive. I got to get back to being aggressive. When I first started I came out blazing, I fought Jason Sosa and beat him and he's got a big name right now, he's getting ready to fight Lomachenko this weekend. I got to be more aggressive, I had some personal issues that lead to me losing the love of the sport. It was becoming more of a job than fun for me anymore."

GL: Is that what lead to the two year layoff following your victory over Sosa?

TW: "Yes. That's exactly what happened. Then I came back and took that sorry loss that should have never had happened."

GL: What lead to the layoff from April 2016-February of this year?

TW: "I was dealing with a legal issues and I had a contusion on my rib that took a little longer than I expected to heal. I was dealing with a bunch of different stuff, but once I got everything situated I was able to get back into the mix and Dmitriy put me right back where I needed to be. It sucks that I had to take that fight with Fox. He's a 6'5 junior welterweight so he's like a Paul Williams in this division and he can fight. I tried to get him to commit into a brawl, but he stuck to his boxing."

GL: Is there anything you'd like to say in closing?

TW: "Thank you for the interview. I look forward to putting on more shows for you guys in the future."

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