Troy Anderson Jr. is getting ready for what he describes as a “statement fight” against Mike Fowler this weekend at the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre boxing event put on by Vertex Powerful Promotions at Moseley’s On the Charles in Dedham, Massachusetts.
Anderson tells MILLIONS, “I truly feel like an underdog in people's eyes, and they don’t realize the potential I have…I have yet to reach my full potential and when I do it’s gonna be beautiful and amazing to see, my work ethic, focus, and determination is unbelievably crazy.”
He says he’s been working on using his lead hand to control his opponent by placing it on his body and head to limit Fowler’s movement. “I have also been working on being accurate and consistent with setting up my power shots,” says Anderson, who has also been focusing on his defense, which he says is “key trying to stay tight, see, catch and counter shots.”
Anderson has also been spending time in the tape room, watching video of Fowler’s previous fights, and describes his opponent as “durable, and low key crafty.” But Anderson says he’s been able to spot holes in Fowler’s game, “Mike leaves himself open a lot after he throws, not bringing his hands back right away, and also takes big steps which slows his movement down by being very big with his punches to be able to get back on defense.”
It’s in those moments that Anderson plans to punish Fowler and he says fans should expect an exciting fight, but not necessarily a long one, “I see this fight ending with a stoppage. I don’t or can’t predict what round, but how? With a body shot from me.” Anderson hopes knockout will show the boxing world that he’s growing as a fighter and perfecting his craft. But he says he couldn’t do it without his fans, their support, “and love I get truly means more than you all think to me. Little things in life like that go a long way.”