"We just want to showcase what we got. We just want to continue to grow as a fighter, so every fight is a learning experience. So we want to take what we did or didn't do in the last fight and what we learned in the gym and keep growing. People know that I can fight as far as me being an aggressive fighter, but they feel like they haven't seen me box a little bit, so we just want to combine the two and take it from there," stated undefeated up-and-coming jr. middleweight Frank Galarza, who talked about his upcoming fight this Saturday and much more. Check it out!
PC: You have a big fight coming up on Saturday against Jason Thompson. How do you feel?
FG: I feel good, man. I am focused. I have been training for a little bit over 2 months, so we are pretty much ready for whatever right now.
PC: We spoke last time about not having footage on your opponents. I'm sure you don't have much on Thompson. Is that still a non-factor for you?
FG: Yeah, that's pretty much not a factor. We get in the best shape as possible and work on my bad habits or anything that my opponents might be able to catch on to and hit me with. So that's pretty much where we stand with that.
PC: This is only your second fight with Fernely as your trainer. How are you guys gelling as a team and what's it like in the gym learning his terminology and him learning yours?
FG: It's a situation that definitely makes me more focused. We still need to learn each other a little bit more. It's a learning process on both ends; him learning me as a fighter and me knowing him as a trainer. The bond is there; we are definitely clicking and we are working with my natural abilities already and we are moving now, man, you know.
PC: How important is it to be on the same page and have the same goals and share the same thought process?
FG: The thing is it's very important for the simple fact that there has to be a connection. If there is no connection between me and my trainer, then there is no point in having him in my corner because that's the voice that I get in tune with when I'm in my corner. As far as everything else, when you don't have that, you start to look at everything else around you, but you gotta be able to tune that out and just hear one voice and his voice is the voice that I hear. And in boxing, you need to establish that with your trainer and we have that.
PC: You brought in A.J. Galante as your manager and you were up front in saying you didn't know the business side of boxing. Now that you have him as a manager taking care of your outside of the ring business, does that make it easier to take care of your inside of the ring issues?
FG: It definitely helps as far as my concentration because I can focus more on the fights. My priority now is the fight and that's where we stand. Him doing the outside of the ring for me benefits me because it gives me a lot more time to concentrate more.
PC: What are you looking to showcase in this fight?
FG: To be honest with you, we just want to showcase what we got. We just want to continue to grow as a fighter, so every fight is a learning experience. So we want to take what we did or didn't do in the last fight and what we learned in the gym and keep growing. People know that I can fight as far as me being an aggressive fighter, but they feel like they haven't seen me box a little bit, so we just want to combine the two and take it from there.
PC: You are fighting on the same night as Mayweather/Guerrero. Is the fan in you hoping to get rid of your guy early so you can go watch that fight?
FG: To be honest with you, I do want to watch that Floyd Mayweather fight. The best thing about it, man, DVR...technology takes over our lives now, so I will definitely record it and watch it. I will definitely watch it eventually.
PC: Definitely my man. Well best of luck to you on Saturday. Is there anything else you want to add?
FG: I just want to thank my management, Fernely, New Legend Boxing, New Legend Promotions and One Promotions for giving me an opportunity and continuing to believe in me and showcase my ability.
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