You’re fight on ACB 83 will be in Baku, give us your thoughts on fighting there?
- I've fought in Azerbaijan 3 or 4 times before but I'm glad to fight there again. My goal is to show an exciting fight. My opponent is a striker, I'm a striker too. It will be a brawl.
You've fought in the bantamweight division, now you have moved back to featherweight. What differences do you feel with that switch?
- It was difficult for me to fight at bantamweight. My opponents were smaller and faster than me there and I was losing all my power because of the weight cuts. I had a size advantage over these guys, so I still managed to win two fights but I feel much better in the featherweight division. I'm fresh and I move much better. Yes, I might be a bit smaller than most of the featherweights but I feel like I have a speed advantage here.
With one win under your belt in the featherweight division give us your thoughts on how far away from a shot at the title you are?
- It's too early to think about the title. I'm not even in the top 10 yet. I need to win this fight first and then we'll see.
Give us your thoughts on your opponent - Atilla Korkmaz?
- He likes to strike. Our styles are pretty similar, I would say I'm a little bit more aggressive, where as he's more technical. I've watched two of his fights. I'd say he is a predictable fighter which is good for me. He's not much of a wrestler or grappler but he has a good technic on the feet.