On Saturday, our very own Alantez Fox will headline his very first card when he takes on Julius Kennedy at the Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington. The 6’5″ junior middleweight boxer/puncher is starting to turn heads and get people talking. Just this week alone, the media has begun to churn out stories about our promising prospect.
In early November, Fox joined the leaveitintheringradio.com crew to talk about his history and upcoming plans for the new year:
Here are links to his print interviews:
Is Alantez Fox the 6’5″ junior middleweight be the next Paul Williams
By Michael Walters of BleacherReport.com
At 6’5″ and with a 79-inch reach, undefeated 20-year-old junior middleweight Alantez “SlyAza” Fox (8-0-1, 4KO’s) certainly appears to have a bright future ahead of him.
A veteran of nearly 200 amateur fights, Fox has the amateur pedigree needed to become a champion. Many have compared the Forestville, Md., fighter to former titleholder Paul Williams because of their similarities in height, but according to Fox that is where the likeness stops.
“Paul’s style is almost like the complete opposite of mine,” Fox said. “He throws a lot of punches and he would give up his height a little bit, but all in all he was working and kept working, and I like that.
“Me, I am more tactical, I like to box and make it look a little more pretty, a little more flashy.”
Fox has no problem mixing it up on the inside if that what the fights calls for, but he would prefer to box from the outside.
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Over on Boxingscene.com, columnist David R. Greisman conducted a one-on-one interview with “Sly as Fox’ Fox:
One look at Alantez Fox, and he stands out well before he even throws a punch. That’s because he’s 6-foot-5 and fights at junior middleweight. He’s tall and lanky – and a prospect who is looking to stand out for reasons besides his height.
Fox, a 20-year-old Maryland resident from just outside of Washington, D.C., will be fighting near his hometown on Jan. 12 against Julius Kennedy.
Last September, Fox was fighting on a card in Queens, N.Y., when he got held to a draw in what he describes as far too favorable scoring for his locally based opponent, Frank Galarza. But his performance brought the attention of promoter Boxing 360, which signed him soon thereafter.
Fox is now 8-0-1 with 4 knockouts. He spoke to BoxingScene.com in early January.
BoxingScene.com: For those boxing fans who aren’t yet familiar with you, what should they know about Alantez Fox?
Fox: “I’m a crowd pleaser. Of course, if they don’t know who I am, I am tall. I’m light middleweight, and I’m 6’5″. I got a good jab. Definitely good movement. I almost want to say I’m untouchable in the ring.”
BoxingScene.com: You’re a 6-foot-5 junior middleweight. What kind of advantages do you feel that brings for you when in the ring?
Fox: “Well my length coupled with my movement makes it almost impossible to hit me. You have to fight past my jab and my right hand, and it’s really hard to get in there. But the movement helps out, too, because it’s going to help me keep my distance no matter what.”
BoxingScene.com: Are there any other tall, lanky boxers you model yourself after?
Fox: “Of course I like watching Tommy Hearns. I wish I had a right hand like that. I look at other rangy boxers, but mostly Tommy Hearns. As far as movement, I look at Ray Leonard. I like his footwork. I like his flash and pizzazz in the ring. I like to be crowd-pleasing, too. I like the oohs and ahhs, and for people to be surprised at how tall I am and how good I can be at dancing around my opponent.” Continue Reading…