What's good Brandon? How's everything going in preparation for your upcoming fight with Teneal Goyco? Things are good. Camp is going good, I'm just trying to get to that peak before September 14th. I know that Teneal is a rough competitor, he's not nobody to play around with or toy with and I have the utmost respect for him as a fighter.
GL: Do you train as hard for a guy with a losing record like Goyco as you would for an undefeated opponent?
Brandon Robinson: "My mindset is not to be on nobody's upset list. I know he has a sub .500 record but the wins that he does have are notable wins in fights that he wasn't supposed to win. I'm coming in there as if everything is on the line. We're definitely going to fight."
GL: This has been the longest layoff of your short career. How have you been dealing with it? What have you been doing with all of this in between time?
BR: "Me and my team knew stuff was going to slow down around this time. I have a great trainer that's going to be the best trainer in the city if not now, we definitely going to show them that Rashad Brown is the best trainer in the city. His vision is so clear, he told me that when I get to 10-1 things would slow down, so he's been keeping my mindset right, keeping me in the gym and keeping me hungry you know what I'm saying, so we had time to work on certain things so that we're not working too hard to try to cut so much weight off. Everything is looking just the way we planned."
GL: Other than victory with Goyco do you have a prediction?
BR: "I'm looking to get the W, if I stop him I stop him. I'm looking to win every round like I did my past ten fights. I might have only lost three rounds in my last ten fights, if that."
GL: How many more eight rounders?
BR: "As many as my promoter and my team think I should get. I think this is my third eight coming in and whatever my promoter (Marshall Kauffman) thinks is best."
GL: When you're going into an eight rounder how many rounds are you sparring at a time? Ten or twelve?
GL: I know you're leaving it up to Marshall and your team, but as the athlete how do you feel about being able to go ten or twelve? Do you feel like it's time right now, but are allowing your team to hold you back a bit because it's for your own good?
BR: "Exactly. That's what they're telling me. I only had three amateur fights and I've moved so quickly through these past ten fights that we want to make sure I'm well seasoned before I really step it up. That time will come though as long as I keep doing what I'm supposed to do in the gym and outside the gym. As long as I keep doing that I'm going to be around for a long time."
GL: What are you hoping a victory on September 14th leads to?
BR: "More fights. I have a great promoter behind me, Marshall has put me in a great position to succeed. Whatever it's going to take for me to get to the top that's what I'm going to do."
GL: Closing thoughts for the fans?
BR: "It's always Gorilla Season and I'll see you guys September 14th."