|Boxing Interview with Dominick Guinn: "Chris Arreloa is a good fighter, but I don't think he can beat Dominick Guinn!"
INTERVIEW by Benny Henderson Jr., Doghouse Boxing (Dec 15, 2008)
Former heavyweight contender, and recent back to back victor, Dominick Guinn 30-6-1 (20) looks to make one more spirited effort at a run for the heavyweight title, and he wants his last hurrah to begin with a bang, and fight a big name in the division.
Although the Texas based boxer is not targeting one fighter in particular, he would like to go head to head against the top of the crop, and believes a fight against Chris Arreloa would steer him in the right direction for a heavyweight strap.
In this exclusive interview conducted by Doghouse Boxing, Guinn speaks on his recent wins, and gives his thoughts on a proposed Chris Arreola bout, enjoy.
Benny Henderson Jr. : You have earned yourself back to back victories and have looked good these past two fights in search of another big fight. So what is different this time around for Dominick Guinn?
Dominick Guinn: Ah…I am actually enjoying fighting again, I am enjoying myself again. For about two or three years I lost interest in fighting. Now I am back and I want to fight.
BH: I know that you are now being trained by James Johnson, what does he bring to the table, what changes does he bring to Dominick Guinn that we may have never seen before?
DG: I take nothing away from my past trainers, Goosen or Shields, they were great trainers, but it is the way James talks to me. We have a good chemistry together. I know that I am on my last hurrah, but it feels good again. After my fight when I fought Robert Hawkins, I came out the ring and Ronnie and I sat down. Ronnie said I needed to retire because I did not have that fire anymore, I came home and sat down with my wife and kids and spoke with them. It put something in my mind that anything can happen, any fight can be my last fight. I have always trained hard but never went into the ring and left everything in the ring ever, the last two fights I have been going in there like it could be my last fight, so I know it is time to do what I need to do. I am not going to walk away from this boxing game with nothing, my goal was to be heavyweight champion of the world and that is the path I am on now. I want to become heavyweight champion, then I will retire and be done.
BH: What career would you pursue after boxing?
DG: I would like to get a job working with kids, working with teenagers, help kids out. Teach them to keep in the right direction, maybe be a boxing coach as well. Work in boys and girls clubs, give my time back to the kids.
BH: Now that you have two wins under your belt, I know that you are wanting another big fight, so are you targeting anybody in particular in your division?
DG: You know what, to be honest with you, I am not targeting anybody, but I would love to get a big fight. Maybe somebody who is unbeaten, or someone they think is going to be the next big thing. I would really love to fight Chris Arreloa, they think he is the next heir apparent to the heavyweight title. So put in one more chest match. I definitely do not think he can beat Klitschko, I think Klitschko would knock Arreola out in two or three rounds. To be honest with you Travis Walker had him, but Travis just made a mistake or two and jumped on him a little early instead of stepping back boxing him. I am not taking anything away from Chris's win over Walker, I think Chris is a good fighter and he is strong, but I don't think Chris Arreola can beat Dominick Guinn. My keyword for Chris is, tell him I will be his huckleberry.
BH: Is there anything you would like to say to the fight world in closing?
DG: Here I come with a vengeance! Just call my name and make the money right.
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