Undefeated junior middleweight prospect, Alantex Fox 9-0-1 (4), aims to keep his unbeaten record intact, as he takes on Greg Hackett 2-9, this Saturday night at the Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland, in a scheduled six round bout. Fox, a twenty year old hailing from the “free state”, is looking to please his hometown fans with another win this year. In this exclusive interview, Fox speaks out on his upcoming bout, his career and more, enjoy.
Benny Henderson Jr.:
Can you tell us how you are feeling physically and mentally going into this fight with Greg Hackett?
I feel great, I think that as I’ve gained experience over the years I’ve realized that there is a big difference from staying in shape between camps and having to get in shape at the beginning of camp. Physically I’m strong because I’m always in shape and I don’t have to break my back trying to meet a deadline or trying to overdo it because I’m behind in camp. Mentally I’m strong because I don’t have to worry about making weight or where I’m at physically, this leads to me being able to free my mind up for boxing stuff, which leads to more confidence and a stronger mental attitude.
You just fought last January 12th and now you are fighting again this Saturday. How many times do you plan on fighting this year?
As many times as I can, if I could fight every week I would. I enjoy what I do and more than that I enjoy learning from my performances. I feel it is a great benefactor to constantly see different opponents that are capable of doing different things. It’s the only way I can really grow.
Your promoter Boxing 360 is really keeping you busy. How do you feel Boxing 360 has helped you since you signed with them last year?
Those guys are doing exactly what they promised they would, I am very happy with my current predicament and I would love nothing more than to make it to the top with Boxing 360. A lot of fighters look forward to the future so much that they tend to neglect the importance of a career early on, but I know this is an important time in my career and it will prepare me for the difficult road ahead. Boxing 360 knows what fighters go through, they know what a fighter wants and doesn’t want. That is important because only then can you fully appreciate the business side of things.
This will be your second consecutive bout where you’ll be fighting in front of your hometown fans. How excited are you, knowing your family and friends will get to see you live in action again?
It’s a really special thing when you get the chance to fight in front of your hometown. From the performance side of things it is reassuring when you’re comfortable with the layout of everything and you’re familiar with the town/venue. It’s just one less thing to worry about and it frees your mind to concentrate on the task at hand. It also raises the stakes because you want to give a good show every time out, but you want to do it even more when your friends and family are in attendance.
Is there anything you want say to those coming up in the 154lbs division?
Well, there can only be one of us that emerges from the pack and I hope they understand that I am one of them. Boxing is never in a shortage of up and comers, but the stars of the division are far and few in between. So over time the prospects drop off and then the contenders emerge from the bunch, but only the strong survive. All they need to know is its survival of the fittest, and I’m at the top of the food chain.
In closing is there any last words for your fans?
Just that I appreciate all the support and please continue to follow me because I won’t stop fighting for my fans. I want people with me on this journey, my fans fuel me and they’re just as important to my future in boxing as anything else.
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