Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Cem Kilic on Training With Spence, Charlo - Ready For Busy 2018

By Monica Hughes

For unbeaten middleweight Cem Kilic (9-0, 5KOs), it’s a surreal experience to be doing what he loves not only in the United States but amongst some of the best that boxing has to offer. 

Kilic, 23, recently entered training camp with undefeated world champions Errol Spence and Jermell Charlo.  Both champions are under the tutelage of esteemed trainer Derrick James in Dallas, Texas. 

Promoted by Greg Cohen’s GH3 Promotions and managed by Shane Shapiro, the adopted Sherman Oaks, California’s native is basking in his American dream.

cem-kilic

“It’s been a crazy experience for me the last six months," Kilic recently told ATG Radio

“I’ve always been in good camps.  When I was 20 years old, I started with Miguel Cotto in camp.  Then I was in camp with Jean Pascal, then Glen Tapia’s camp.

“It was all just a dream for me to come to America.  Then once I was in America, I’m around Mike Tyson, Freddie Roach trained me for 2 years.  Now it’s my time. 

“I’m in camp with active world champions in their prime Spence and Charlo.  I’ve really learned a lot from them.  I went back to LA to spar guys with my record and I’m knocking them out in training.  I’ve learned a lot from these guys".

Starting his career out as middleweight, Kilic gave the super middleweight division are try for his last four fights.  Though scoring knockouts in 3 of those 4 fights, feels a move back to 160 will be best for his career right now. 

“At 160 I feel really strong.  At 168 I still feel strong.  I had my first five fights at 160.  My goal is to start at 160 and work my way up to 168.  I’m dropping a lot of weight in camp and it’s hard for me to keep the higher weight," Kilic said.

On Febrauary 22, Cem starts off his 2018 campaign to move from prospect to contender.  In a stay busy fight, Kilic plans on having a very busy year en route to a crack at the middleweight championship.

“My next fight is in 2 weeks in Dallas.  It’s an eight rounder.  I’m fighting Taronze (Washington) from Dallas," Kilic said.

“My goal is to get to the top 10 this year and hopefully fight for the belt early next year.  We have a lot of fights lined up this year.  The 160 division is one of the toughest weight classes right now but this is what you do as a fighter, we’re in the game to fight.  You got to face the best, if you can beat the best, then you prove yourself.  

Monica Hughes is a contributor for BoxingScene.com and co-host/producer for ATG Radio. She can be reached on Twitter @ATGMonica.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Jack: I Wasn't Hitting Stevenson Low; He Had His Cup Really High Stevenson's Promoter Impressed With Badou Jack's Performance Joseph Diaz Has No Excuses: Gary Russell a Tremendous Fighter Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz - CompuBox Punch Stats Diego Magdaleno Grabs Win in Mexico, Hopes For Title Shot Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack - CompuBox Punch Stats Jack: Let's Do the Stevenson Rematch in Vegas, Sweden or the UK Tyson Fury Very Eager To Do a Job on Sefer Seferi on June 9 Photos: Eleider Alvarez Putting in Work For Sergey Kovalev Pacquiao is Pleased: Buboy Adapted The Style of Freddie Roach Photos: Gary Russell Shows His Class To Defeat Joseph Diaz Photos: Adonis Stevenson, Badou Jack - MONSTER Fight Gallery Warrington: Frampton in August is Too Soon, I Need More Time Jack Catterall: I Want The Winner of Flanagan vs. Hooker Ohara Davies Warms Up For Showdown With Josh Leather Video: Floyd Mayweather Reacts To The Stevenson-Jack Draw Adonis Stevenson: I Felt I Won, I Can Give Badou Jack a Rematch Video: Badou Jack Reacts To Draw Verdict With Adonis Stevenson Video: Adonis Stevenson Reacts To Draw Verdict With Jack Badou Jack: I Definitely Won, Maybe They Don't Like Mayweather Hekkie Budler Stuns Ryoichi Taguchi To Capture IBF, WBA Belts Mugicha Nakagawa Stops Ricky Manufoe To Win WBA Regional Boschiero Decisions Farouk Kourbanov For The EU Title in Italy Subriel Matias Breaks Down, Stops Adrian Estrella Jose Carlos Paz Shocks Omar Chavez With Unanimous Decision Adonis Stevenson, Badou Jack Battle To a Majority Draw Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gary Russell Decisions a Game Joseph Diaz, Retains WBC Title Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Adonis Stevenson-Badou Jack - CompuBox Historical Review Firat Arslan Grabs Quick Knockout Win, Returns on June 16 Jack: I Asked for This Fight; Nothing Stevenson Has Scares Me! Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz - CompuBox Historical Review Photos: Jerwin Ancajas, Jonas Sultan - Face To Face at Fan Event Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz - LIVE Results From Maryland Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack - Stats & Stakes Josh Warrington Shocks Lee Selby To Capture The IBF Title Lee Selby vs. Josh Warrington - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gary Russell: I'll Be Disappointed With Myself If Diaz Goes Distance Stevenson: Long Layoff is No Problem vs. Jack; I'm Always in Gym
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement