|Undefeated Heavyweight Ashanti Jordan: "The Boss" is coming and I am coming to fire people!
Interview by Benny Henderson Jr., Doghouse Boxing (Feb 27, 2009)
Former three time San Francisco Golden Gloves champion as well as amateur standout Ashanti Jordan 7-0 (6) wants the world to know, "The Boss" is coming to lay down the law and layout the competition all the way to a world title shot, The undefeated heavyweight prospect who fights under the Golden Boy banner returns to the ring March 7th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA as he looks to keep in record intact as he takes on Hermann Binek 7-1 (6).
Known for his punching power as well as movement, the Fairfield fighter ranked number two nationwide as a heavyweight in the amateurs, and compiled a (36-6) amateur record. Jordan turned pro March of 2007 earning himself five consecutive knockout victories before going to the cards unanimously defeating twenty-six fight veteran John Clark.
In this exclusive interview conducted by Doghouse Boxing, we touch base with the heavyweight prospect's young career as well as get into his future, enjoy.
Benny Henderson Jr.: What inspired you to want to lace up the gloves?
Ashanti Jordan: It was something that I picked up a little late, but I have always been interested in being a boxer, I liked it when I was younger and it came to me a little later.
BH: Who are some of the fighters you looked up to or try to emulate in the ring?
AJ: As far as a jab Larry Holmes, the movement, Ali and a few other fighters.
BH: For the ones who may not have seen you fight, how would you describe your style and greatest strengths?
AJ: A boxer puncher, my greatest strength is my movement. I am a relaxed fighter.
BH: How is it working under the Golden Boy banner?
AJ: It is going good, it started off my first year was slow, but it has picked up and I am looking forward to a good year with them. I am stepping up in competition, so far so good I have no complaints.
BH; What has been the hardest aspect of being a boxer?
AJ: Dealing with the family life and trying to box at the same time, I have a busy schedule, it takes a lot of dedication.
BH: What separates you from the other prospects in your division?
AJ: I love to win and want to be a great fighter, and be professional as I do it.
BH: You have a fight coming up March 7th, you'll be facing Hermann Binek, what do you know about this cat?
AJ: I don't know anything about him.
BH: That is not a concern?
AJ: No because each fighter makes another fighter fight differently, my style may make him fight different. I will get him in there and feel him out in the first round and see what he brings to the table.
BH: Your goals for 2009?
AJ: Go world wide, get in the top twenty and hopefully get a fringe title, and move up.
BH: Your hobbies outside of the ring?
AJ: I like muscle cars and playing basketball.
BH: Why should the fans tune in to your fights?
AJ: They will see a good display of boxing, a good strong power puncher. They will get a lot of action and be entertained.
BH: Any message you would like to send out the fight world?
AJ: Watch out for Ashanti Jordan, "The Boss" is coming and I am coming to fire people!
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