Smith, Sylvana Ambrosanio & Badou Jack
SA: Your next fight will be
this upcoming Saturday 9th of September 2012 in Las Vegas. How is your
training coming along?
Training has been great, sparring has been terrific, and it doesn't hurt
having the best coach in the business Eddie Muhammad.
SA: When you are in between
fights do you stay in the gym or do you only train during training camp
prior to an upcoming bout?
IS: We like
to train here and now, we don't go crazy, but I like to stay in pretty good
SA: What does your training
IS: Now if
I gave away my secrets everyone would do them.
SA: You have sparred Floyd
Mayweather, how has working with him helped developed your career?
IS: Well he
is the best in the game, whenever you spare him its a great experience. In
and out of the ring he is a class act, I'm glad he is guiding my career now
and that he believes in me.
SA: Regarding nutrition, do
you have a strict nutritional regimen or do you pretty much eat whatever you
strict when I'm in training, pretty healthy.
SA: You will be fighting
What do you know of your opponent?
Nothing, I don't study opponents; I just know that I will win Saturday,
is your inspiration
in the sport of boxing and what is the motivation behind your career?
Watching Floyd work as hard as he does, all the hate he deals with, all the
ridicule, and how he brushes it off and still is on top; that's a big
inspiration for me. My motivation is my children, being able to provide for
all of them means the world to me.
SA: What is your first boxing
Watching Azumah Nelson train at my gym, and having him tell me I would be
champion one day.
SA: What is your motivation
behind your career?
faith in God, believing in and trusting in him. If it wasn't for him I don't
know where I would be today. I keep myself healthy, I have never done drugs,
and I don't drink, that itself has preserved my body and extended my career.
SA: If you weren't a boxer,
what would you be doing professionally?
playing soccer or defensive back in the NFL.
SA: How would you describe
yourself in 3 words?
SA: What would you change or do different?
wouldn't change a thing; it made me the man I am today.
SA: What do you do in your
free time to relax?
love trying new restaurants, travel, coaching youth football.
SA: If you could write your
own script, what would the next years of your life look like?
letting God direct, I have absolutely no idea, I just want to follow his
SA: What can we expect from
you near the future?
IS: To keep
beating every opponent they put in front of me, and one day be crowned
SA: Is there anything else
you would like to tell your fans?
IS: Thank you for your support, follow me on twitter and