Have you made any changes in your preparation for this fight?
- I've made some drastic changes and I'll test them in the fight. I'll be in my best shape for this fight, and I'll be pumped.
Why is this fight is so important to you?
- Yes, this fight is very important to me, like all fights in my career. I don't want to say that my inner fire is back, that you'll see a good old Akop. I want to show it in the fight. Less words, more action. So people will see everything on May 5th.
Do you feel the support of your fans when you fight? And is that important to you?
- Every fighter feels the fans support. It gives us an extra energy, extra motivation. It's really important for me to feel the support when I fight. As fighters we will do everything in our power to give them a great show and the victory.