This will be another fight where you’ll be fighting on TV. What’s that experience been like?
Aalan Martinez: Well if you’re asking me if TV affects your game then I have to say it makes you more aware, if that makes sense. It doesn’t affect you in a negative or positive manner and it really doesn’t have to affect you at all, it’s more about how you interpret it. It can be a strong motivation to tighten up your game with all the eyes on you and it can be the thing that makes you freeze in the fight, too timid to let your hands go. I think I have good control over it now and it definitely adds to my fire. Like I said, I’m fortunate to have these opportunities and I have a great team behind me.
If you come out victorious, what are you goals moving forward?
Aalan Martinez: My immediate goal is to build momentum and that means staying active and getting W’s. When I win this fight my only goal will be to get another win. I can’t expect to make it to where I want in the sport without paying some dues, but I know how capable I am and I have it in me to fulfill every single one of my goals in boxing.
Your promoter Boxing 360 has been keeping you busy. How many more fights do you want to have in 2013?
Aalan Martinez: Those guys are my saviors, they have not only kept their word with everything they’ve promised me, but they’ve done things above and beyond the call of duty. If any fighter wants to know abhout Boxing360 well then just look at my career and everything they’ve done for me. History dictates that I shouldn’t have the opportunity I have coming off of a loss, but that’s how hard they work and how much they believe in their fighters. I trust my team and I believe that Boxing360 has my best interests in mind, so I would leave it to them. But I can tell you that I want to stay busy and fight as many times as my body will allow.
Any last words for the fans?
Aalan Martinez: I appreciate all of my fans that have been following me and I want to send a special thank you to all of those fans that reached out to me and helped to pick up my spirits after my last fight. I promise you guys that I won’t disappoint and it is those fans that I have had in the back of my mind and I use them for motivation. Make sure you tune into my fight because I am not just going after the win, I want to do it in an entertaining way.
Aalan Martinez is promoted by Boxing 360. For more information on Martinez please visit www.boxing360.com.