RingTV.com: What do you want your public to take away from your last performance against Bernabe Concepcion. where you did a little bit of everything?
I mostly fought the perfect fight. I took control of the fight in the first round and used my distance and did what I needed to do to sustain the pace of the fight at a pace that I wanted to fight it at.
When I finally hurt him, and I saw his expressions of his body language and in his eyes, I picked it up a little bit more and I finally dropped him and I stopped him.
I was able to fight my fight all night long. But other fights that I’ve had, I was able to control the pace of the fight and I’ve still been able to do everything that I’ve needed to do and to do everything that we’ve wanted to do.
But this one, I think that it may have been easier than most other fights for everybody to see that. I was winning every single round and I was in control all night long until I was finally able to stop him in the seventh round.
RingTV.com: So you’re ready for the big time?
MG: I certainly think so. I just want that opportunity to show everybody what I’m really made of. I am just wishing for that chance to have those big, big fights and that’s my opportunity to show everybody.
I think that people who don’t know so much about me or who may have only seen me a couple of times, they might underestimate me.
But just tell them to ask my opponents bout me and they’ll tell you. They’ll tell you that I’m a lot harder to hit than they thought.
They’ll say that I hit them pretty hard myself — a lot harder than they thought before they stepped into the ring with me. So, everybody that I’ve faced can tell you that, and so can all of the guys that I spar with, I can tell you that.
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