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Posted by Mika Frankl
Knuxx was invited to Team Tapia’s gym in Northeast Albuquerque yesterday for sparring, mitt work, and speed bag work session with Archie Ray Marquez. Archie sat down with us to talk for a minute and let us know how camp is going as he prepares for November 17, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza as he faces Ricky Alexander on the Johnny Tapia Presents: The Next Chapter.
Just saw you get done with some sparring, working with Matthew Baca and doing a lot of extra work, your fight’s in two weeks how you feeling?
Feeling great ready to go, can’t complain camps been great. My conditioning on cardio everything good just ready to go throw some blows.
Conditioning, the strength the program you’ve now got into doing, can you tell us a little bit about it? You look like a whole new man.
I been working with Mama D,she’s the best conditioning coach in New Mexico, in the world I think, but in New Mexico she’s getting me ready and got me in good shape. Been doing a lot of work outs been swimming and lot of different stuff.
How has your diet been effected by this?
Diet’s been good, she has me on a good diet plan. I can eat, I have been eating well. A week and half away and I’m pretty much close to weight still eating good and healthy ready to go.
So would you use one of those cliches and that right now you’re in the best shape of your life?
About, yeah I been training since July had a couple fights fall through, I haven’t stopped training so I’m feeling really good.
People always say you know I’m in the best shape of my life can you help describe that elaborate on it a little more?
Best shape you don’t really feel it when your there but just you go more and you don’t get tired and you feel great. Like now I got done doing about thirteen fourteen rounds and I feel great. Not tired- nothing at all.
Could you talk a little bit about we saw, Matthew Baca in here and some of the other guys coming in here getting you prepared for this fight?
Well we have Matthew, he’s been probably most out of anybody. We have Hector (Munoz), Hectors great work too. Just working with Chris (Chavez) mitts and everything. Can’t complain it’s been a good camp.
November 17, we now know your opponent for sure will be Ricky Alexander can you share some thought’s on him?
No were not saying for sure because nothings for sure, I’ve had two fights fall out that were supposedly for sure so were not going to say for sure.
At this time are their names on the dotted line?
Yeah that’s it Ricky Alexander, but I’m not going to say for sure because I been saying for sure and has fights fall through but hopefully.
So do you have thought’s on him as a preservative opponent?
No, I seen a little bit of video on him and I’m training for whatever he has to offer, will be ready for him.
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