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October 17, 2017

By G. Leon

GL: What do you know about Alantez Fox? I don't really know too much about him, I'm looking forward to fight though, I know he's tall and I commend him for taking the fight. GL: Do you consider him credible enough that you're going to put the division on notice that you're here and ready for the best? Yes. This is not somebody that we picked, this is just somebody that is willing to fight us. There's a lot of guys on the list that we wanted to fight, but nobody wanted to step up to the plate. There's a lot of people in this boxing world that don't want to challenge me, but I'm really glad I'm getting back into the ring and Alantez Fox is going to be a steppingstone into the middleweight division.

GL: What are your thoughts on the 154 pound triple header happening at the Barclay's Center this weekend?

Demetrius Andrade: "I could care less at this point."

GL: If you had it your way what would a victory over Fox lead to?

DA: "Hopefully looking at some of the opponents that are on the HBO. There's Cotto, Canelo, there's GGG. Those are the big name fighters that I'm looking to get into the ring with on this side of the pond. Whoeever I have to beat to get into the ring with those guys is the direction I want to go in."

GL: Who do you like in the Jacobs-Arias fight coming up?

DA: "I know both fighters through the amateurs, Danny Jacobs is a good friend of mine. I think he has a lot of experience and boxing ability. I haven't seen a lot from Arias and he hasn't taken a lot of step ups, so if I had to chose I choose experience."

GL: Is it difficult for you to find adequate sparring for a guy that's 6'4?

DA: "Believe it or not, not really. There's guys that I'm sparring that have that height. They might be bigger guys, but I've been sparring guys that are taller, it just comes down to how many guys can you find at once. I've been getting ready for this fight for like four weeks and I've been working with all the right guys."

GL: You just said you're going with Jacobs due to his experience. Obviously you're going to be the more experienced boxer in the ring on October 21. Is that going to be your biggest advantage in this fight? If not, what is?

DA: "Definitely experience, and I've fought tall guys before and I know how to chop that tree down and bring them down to my level where I'm able to walk them into punches. I definitely have the speed and power to carry at middleweight, this is going to be a good test for me to see how much power I'm bringing with me in my first fight and then from there I'm going to pack more punching strength as time goes on.'

GL: Other than victory do you have a prediction?

DA: "I'm not training like it is. I'm getting ready to be in 15 round shape, but I'm planning on putting it all on the table in the first few rounds to get him out of there."

GL: Closing thoughts?

DA: "I want to thank all my day one fans, keep on supporting me because my time is now."

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