By G. Leon
GL: Congrats on your victory. Can you give us some thoughts on your performance? My performance was good. I wasn’t prepared 100% because I had an injury after that first fight and couldn’t really train for a few months, so I was only able to train for this fight for one month so my shape was not the best. Everything was good though, I maybe made a few mistakes but professional boxing is different from amateurs so I’m learning that you could get hit with headbutts and elbows so I’m still learning.
GL: Was there anything about Freeman that surprised you?
Eimantas Stanionis: “No he didn’t surprise me. I was thinking that he was going to fight that way.”
GL: They showed some of the highlights on FS1. Does it make you happy to know that the fans were able to see you finish the guy off on TV?
ES: “Yeah, that’s great. I want to build my fanbase and move on to bigger things.”
GL When are you hoping your next fight takes place?
ES: “I don’t know. Hopefully, maybe late in August.”
GL: So Richard didn’t give you any hints after the fight?
ES: “They are planning my next fight and they said late August or maybe September.”
GL: What are your goals for the rest of the year? How many more times do you see yourself fighting this year?
ES: “I want to fight maybe four more times, with no injuries or nothing I think this is possible. I want to fight four or five more times this year.”
GL: Are you hoping to step it up to six rounds?
ES: “This fight was going to be a six round fight, but the California commission didn’t approve, so I didn’t understand. I wanted to fight for six rounds in both of my fights. Six rounds or eight rounds, doesn’t matter. I want to go more rounds.”
GL: Is there anything you’d like to say in closing?
ES: “I want to thank everybody for their support. I’ve been getting a lot of support from my country, Lithuania and I hope I get new fans here in the United States.”