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October 17, 2017

By G. Leon

"Andrade better be ready to go to war with a giant!"

GL: How has everything been going in preparation for your upcoming bout versus Demetrius Andrade? Everything is going well. I was already in the gym training hard, so when Mike Borao my adviser and central part of my team called me and let me know they were going to send the contracts I was excited to amp it up.

GL: What are your thoughts on Andrade as a fighter?

Alantez Fox: "I'm not too impressed with him. He seems to have some lapses in defense. I feel like I could exploit those weaknesses throughout the fight. I will out mauever him and outland him."

GL: Do you feel borderline disrespected that he's chosen you to make his middleweight debut against?

AF: "Borderline yeah. But this is a hell of a mistake on his part. I'm not an easy fight whatsoever. What he needs to realize is that he's getting in the ring with a giant and he's going to war with a giant."

GL: This is a major step up in opposition for you, why do you feel like now is the time?

AF: "I've always felt like I was ready for it, now is when they decided to put me here. I've asked for plenty of people and plenty of people have had my name on their desks and turned me away, so I've been ready."

GL: What would a win in this fight mean to you?

AF: "A win means the world to me. It would solidify me as one of the best fighters in the middleweight division. It would prove to the world that I ain't all talk and you know I can throw my hands. I can do what I say I can do."

GL: He's coming up in weight looking to land fights with the main players in the division, Golovkin, Canelo, Cotto, Jacobs. Do you feel that a win in this fight should lead to you getting one of those guys?

AF: "Definitely. It definitely puts me in that mix and it definitely proves that I deserve to be mentioned as one of the best. Don't get me wrong Demetrius Andrade is a championship caliber fighter. He was a world champion, but the fact of the matter is when I beat him, it will just solidify me as one of the people who needed to be there all along."

GL: How do you feel about fighting at the Turning Stone?

AF: "I've never fought there so it's a new experience for me, but I'm looking forward to bringing some excitement to the fans of Verona."

GL: Have you studied any of Andrade's fights?

AF: "I've watched a few of them. I saw the Willie Nelson highlights, I've watched the Jack Culcay fight and that's why I'm not impressed because he doesn't present anything I haven't seen before."

GL: What do you consider your biggest advantage coming into this fight?

AF: "My length. My ability to move and control the distance when I want to. I'm definitely going to use my footwork to keep him at bay and I'm going to be able to work when I want to."

GL: Other than victory do you have a prediction?

AF: "Nope. If it all goes all twelve it's going to be a unanimous decision my way. If it ends short, that's me too."

GL: Closing thoughts?

AF: "I want to thank those who have stuck with me throughout this journey. We're going to make the best of this opportunity and I also want to thank Mike Borao and Lou DiBella for getting me this opportunity."

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