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April 17, 2017

JULIAN SOSA READY TO MAKE STATEMENT AGAINST VALADEZ
By G. Leon

GL: How's everything going in preparation? What can we expect to see from you on April 22? I'm very satisfied with camp. It was a very good camp as far as sparring, I was able to work with my peers Jonathan Alonso and Richardson Hitchins, so we've all been working with each other to sharpen each other up for this card coming up. We've been giving each other a lot of hard rounds, I trained really hard. I did a lot more strength and conditioning for this one so I feel a lot strong. On fight night, I'm trying to show a new, different type of fighter. I felt like personally in my last fight, it was a setback for me because I wasn't really satisfied with my performance. For me there's a lot to prove to myself, I know I'm just going to do my best to show everyone all of the things I've learned from my last fight and I'm going to keep improving from there.

GL: What do you know about your opponent Emmanuel Valadez?

Julian Sosa: "I seen a few videos from him already. He's a very straight forward fighter, he's coming with a Mexican style and he's going to throw a lot of punches. He's got good defense, but I feel like we're going to find a way to open that up in the first few rounds. I'm going to let my hands my go and we're going to see if we can get a stoppage midway through the fight, which is what I'm predicting, but if not, we're going to be ready to go the hard six rounds. It's going to be a good fight."

GL: Does being disappointed in your last showing at the Barclay's Center motivate you to make sure you put on a show this time around?

JS: "Yes. It motivated me a lot. Even when they told me the card was coming up I told my father right way to get me on this show. I want to get this weight off my shoulders. I wanted to fight in that building again and fight the way I want to fight. Once I got the word that I'm fighting on the card I just started training a lot harder because I don't want to feel the way I felt after that other fight, I'm just leaving it in God's hands hoping that we have a good showing."

GL: You have a tremendous following in New York, what kind of turnout are you expecting from your fans?

JS: "I think it's going to be a strong turnout, I sold over 300 tickets so I know I'm going to have a lot of people there supporting me. I know my fans will support me regardless, they all told me I could have fought better in the last fight, but it doesn't change nothing and they're going to be there to support me on April 22 and I appreciate that very much, and knowing that I have all these people there cheering me on also motivates me."

GL: Are you hoping this is your last six rounder?

JS: "Yes, I beleive so. I talked to my father about already and after this one we're going to moving up to eight."

GL: What are you hoping a victory on April 22 leads to?

JS: "I'm hoping it leads to us fighting a little big bigger names, I'm trying to go up the rankings in this boxing industry. I'm hoping this fight gets me to a place where I can fight in something like a Shobox type of fight, if not anything close to it. I just want to keep my career improving."

GL: Is there anything you'd like to say in closing?

JS: "As for the fans, it's always love for them. I can't wait to put on a show for them and everybody needs to come out early on the 22nd to watch my fight. I love the fans and I fight for the fans, I promise to put on my best performance on Saturday night. From here on out I'm going to keep training ten times harder to keep improving and bettering my career."

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