Sergio ‘Yeyo’ Thompson eyes titles at 130 and 135!
After a split decision loss to undefeated Alisher Rahimov in 2010, Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson (23-2, 21 KOs)stepped back into the ring and racked up nine straight wins. On September 15, 2012 the heavy handed brawler will look for his seventh straight KO victory when he meets Chile’s Cristian Palma (18-6, 5 KOs) on the undercard of Canelo vs. Lopez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Standnfight’s Dominic Serna caught up with the 27 year-old super featherweight in his last week of training.
DS: You’re in the final stages of training camp, how is that going for you?
Thompson: I’m good, this is the last week of preparation and I’m ready for it.
DS: You fought your whole career, including your last fight at 130 but when you stopped Jorge Linares, that was at 135.
Thompson: I fought Linares at 135 and didn’t have problems but this fight (with Palma) will be at 130.
DS: Linares is your biggest win to date, how do you feel about that victory?
Thompson: I was prepared for that fight. I was very confident with myself and my corner and everything worked out good. It was all due to my preparation.
DS: Your a powerhouse. Your 23-2 with 21 coming by knockout. Do you go in there looking for the KO or do you just let it happen?
Thompson: No, the knockout is only one way to win. We also work the body and use our skills to avoid bad habits.
DS: Do you plan on staying at 130?
Thompson: Today I am focused on 130. I’m looking for Takahiro Ao, the WBC world champion then maybe (Antonio) DeMarco (at 135).
DS: How does it feel coming to the united states and fighting at the MGM Grand?
Thompson: I’m very excited to be the first fighter from Quintana Roo, MX to fight in Las Vegas. I’m very happy and I need to prove what I have learned right here with my trainer Jose Luis Buenos.
DS: Is there anything you’d like to say to your fans and followers?
Thompson: I just want to say Hi and thank you for supporting me. God Bless you.