FF: Russell has said on numerous occasions that he has never been knocked out and has only lost to world champions; he feels you will be a weak opponent. How do you feel about the validity of his statements?
DJ: I don't buy it, I don't know if its true or not that he has never been knocked out. As far as him being knocked out I've never seen him compete much and neither has anyone else. He claims he has only lost to world champions, but I've never heard of him competing outside of the southern U.S. As far as me being a weak opponent, I don't know what he is thinking, but I can definitely take a shot. Kyle Bradley has power, Rich Clementi has power, Kenny Stevens has power, and Russell doesn't compare to them, and I feel that it won't be a problem going toe to toe with him.
FF: How feel going into the match?
DJ: Incredible! My cardio is the best it has ever been; my technique is sharp and clean. My overall attitude is great and I'm ready to get it on
FF: What can the fans expect to see?
DJ: Expect to see a lot of action, I never like my fight to go to the judges hands, I am constantly looking to end the fight. I'm looking to find the opening and capitalize. Expect to see a young man beat the veteran!
FF: Is anyone you would like to thank?
DJ: I would like to thank SPRAWL for their support, Team Valhalla and Team Voodoo for helping me with my training. And I really would like to thank my Grandmother for being my biggest supporter throughout my career and Fong's Chinese restraint for the sponsorship they have been a great supporter with my chosen career. I have a good group of friends and training partners and I feel I am very blessed with that.