Derrick Krantz Interview: "I'm coming to beat Charles Byrd up!"
By "Big Dog" Benny Henderson Jr., Doghouse Boxing (Dec 13, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
welterweight MMA star, Derrick ‘D-Rock’ Krantz 13-6, is raring and
ready for a throw down, after his last opponent failed to make weight,
the tough Texan is aiming to wreak havoc on his opponent, and Team 515‘s
rising star will get his chance at handing down a beat down this Friday
night, on LFC 16, when he takes on Charles Byrd 4-2 in a 170-pound
clash. D-Rock was a special guest on this past weekly broadcast of Big
Dog Radio, and here is a bit of what he had to say about his upcoming
Benny Henderson Jr.:
Your last fight was against Marcus Hicks, at 154, he failed to make
weight and you were awarded the title. Now, coming up this Friday. you
will be taking on Charles Byrd at 170. This weight fluctuation, how does
your body handle it?
I seem to handle it pretty well, after I cut the weight, I usually wake
up the next day close to 180-pounds. I walk around 185 to 180, so making
170 is no problem.
Walking around 180, then having to make 154, and your opponent did not
make weight, how disheartening was that for you, I mean it had to piss
Of course it pissed me off, I had a lot of fans and family drive that
drive, they were really excited to watch me fight, it fell through and I
could not give their money back. It was one of those deals where I felt
let down, but I felt like I let people down.
We are hoping that this fight coming up, that your opponent will make weight without a problem.
I believe he will, and if he doesn’t, I will beat some of the weight off of him.
You are fighting Charles Byrd, what can you tell us about your opponent?
I hear rumors here and there, he is out of a stand up camp, so, he has
really good stand-up, and good wrestling from what I hear. An all around
good fighter, I am not taking him lightly. But when we get in the cage I
am going to punch him in his face, over and over again.
I just asked you about your opponent, and basically you are saying you
do not know much about him, just going on hear say, and rumors. So how
do you prepare for an opponent when you do not have tape on him and can
only guess his strengths and weaknesses?
What I do, I work on my weaknesses and strengths, but, usually when I go
into fight I do not have a game plan. I make the fight my own, I make
the pace, if I want to punch you, we will stand, if I want to take you
down, I am going to make it happen.
Any message you would like send out to your opponent?
I am coming in there to beat him up, protect yourself man, I do not want to kill you.
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