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Fox reflects on win over Kennedy
Unbeaten Maryland junior middleweight Alantez Fox, a 6-foot-5, 20-year-old, said, "I really showcased my talent on Saturday night" with his unanimous decision over Julius Kennedy.
RingTV.com caught up to unbeaten junior middleweight Alantez "SlyAza" Fox, a 6-foot-5, 20-year-old prospect from of Forestville, Md., in the wake of last Saturday night's unanimous decision victory over rugged Julius Kennedy at The Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Md.
Fox (9-0-1, four knockouts) was triumphant in a clash that represented his first role in the main event, overcoming the 5-foot-8 Kennedy (7-3-1, 3 KOs), of Windsor Mill, Md., despite competing in a tiny, 16.5-foot square ring which threatened to cramp his mobility.
Against Kennedy, Fox displayed poise while executing a well-balanced attack behind his jab, hammering down right hands to the head, and also firing hard rights and hooks to the body.
Trained by his father, Troy Fox, Alantez Fox employed good movement, whether turning or backpedaling, even as he occasionally engaged in toe-to-toe clashes.
Fox had gone farther than four rounds just once -- battling to September's eight-round draw with New York's Frank Galarza (8-0-1, 4 KOs), while Kennedy had twice gone the 10-round distance, losing by majority decision to Baltimore's Jessie Nicklow in September of 2010 before losing his next fight against Scott Sigmon in December of that same year.
Kennedy also owns a six-round, unanimous decision victory over Aaron Pryor Jr., handing the son of the Hall of Fame former world champion only his second loss at the time in April of 2009.
Fox discussed his performance as well as his future in this brief Q&A, below.
Ring TV.com: What are your thoughts on your overall performance?
RingTV.com: What sort of things were said to you by observers of the fight afterward?
Photos by Juan Marshall
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