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Michael Katsidis Discusses 140 Run, Marquez Fight, More

By Ryan Burton

Former interim-lightweight titlist Michael Katsidis “The Great” (28-5, 23 KOs) returns to the ring later tonight, as he faces Albert “Tornado” Mensah (19-3-1, 7 KOs) an a ten round junior welterweight main event on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

BoxingScene.com: How are you feeling at 140-pounds?

I feel good with the power. I have a lot more power in the gym. The guys I've been sparring are a lot heavier and they have been perfect sparring partners. They are faster than the guys I'll be fighting. Its good when you can push a guy around the ring who weighs 160, and you weigh 140. Its a good confidence booster. Everything is looking good at what's looking to be a good win.

BoxingScene.com: You lost a few of your recent fights, but those took place at 135-pounds. Is the move to 140 a new direction for your career?

[Around the time when I lost those fights], my brother died, and then I lost three out my last four fights and now I'm going to turn it all around. Obviously this fight is for world title contention. I'm stronger, I'm fresher and I'm ready. This is the one where I turn it all around. I'm 31, Pacquiao is 35 and Marquez is 39, and I don't think that I sound like I'm a shot fighter.

BoxingScene.com: In Manny Pacquiao's last fight, he wasn't able to knock Marquez down. But when you fought Juan Manuel Marquez, you were able to knock him down and had him in trouble. Does that give you more confidence?

After knocking Marquez down, it would have been good to finish the job. But at 140, I'm sure that I would finish the job. I'm stronger, I have more power and I'm not wasting as much [to make weight]. I haven't stepped in a sauna at all for this fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by juandabomb on 04-13-2012

Katsidis vs Maidana....make it happen oscar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by tanibanana on 04-13-2012

All the best to Katsidis.. I hope he gets a good fight at 140, financially speaking.. Cause I see Katsidis gets old too fast..

Comment by mushahadeen on 04-13-2012

[QUOTE=boxingfan76;11997717]he did 10x better against JMM than pac did thats for certain[/QUOTE] What do you mean he did 10x better, he got TKTFO! I don't even like Pac but that was truly, TRULY an outrageous thing to say.

Comment by boxingfan76 on 04-13-2012

Best of luck Katsidis, very fun fighter to watch he gave JMM a hell of a run for his money, he did 10x better against JMM than pac did thats for certain, but regardless of that the guy has lots…

Comment by Camp Beast on 04-13-2012

Always a pleasure watching Katsidis in action. Hope he has a good run at 140. Katsidis vs. Rios/Alvarado/Maidana/Morales/Peterson/Prescott.....NUFF SAID!

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