Media Day was on deck at Jerome's Gym. As fighter's are getting ready for The Fights at Fair Park II at the Fair Park Coliseum here in Dallas, Tx. Most of the fighter's that have already arrived are training and sparring like there is no tomorrow. Most of them were camera shy and weren't prepared for all the questions and random flashes from camera phones and camcorders.
As this being my 1st time at a Media Day boxing event. I kept my cool and did my observations and didn't take the need of trying to think about so many random boxers that didn't make it. Or I didn't select while playing Greatest Heavyweights on Sega Genesis or on Knockout Kings playing Playstation or XBox. I contained myself and actually kept myself in "work mode" This time. My co-host( David Allen) and producer (Chris Henderson) will be very proud of me.
Of course the main attraction was Texas Super Middleweight Champion Tony Mack. Born in Plano, Tx and started out as an amateur at North Texas Boxing. Now, he is undefeated (7-0) and looking to keep his title this Saturday night August 10th vs. Edward Tigs ( 1-5-2). A southpaw from Schertz, Tx.
After everything settled down at Media Day. I finally got the chance to talk to Tony and he was not shy to get in front of a recorder and speak his mind about this Saturday. Also giving me his Top 5 boxers of all time and who he wants to KO next. Check out the audio and click "Play."
Media Day for "The Fights at Fair Park II" was a very surprising experience for me. Attending my first boxing media event I was kind of skeptical and didnt really know what to expect. Of course, everyone was there to talk to the Middleweight Champ, Tony Mack. I did that too. But, I was more interested in the other fighters that were there sparring and preparing for their fights on August 10th.
One fighter in particular is Middleweight Christopher Jones. From the Dallas area. Starting off as amateur from North Texas Boxing alongside with Mack. Now ready to make a name for himself starting Aug 10 with his fight vs Kevin Aguilar. His sparring in the ring was a real eye opener and showed the media that he was worth the time being there.
I approached Chris and he was all for an interview and didn't shy away from the pressure of the media and was ready for all questions. Check out the audio. Teaser: He has a very interesting Top 5 fave boxers
Click "Play to listen to the interview