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Interview w/ Jesse Ferguson

by Ike Enwereuzor /

Heavyweight contender Jesse “Boogieman” Ferguson is planning to make a come back to the ring this summer 2003. Ferguson started his professional boxing career on January 12, 1983 by knocking out his first foe, Tony Jackson on round one.

Ferguson fought many world champions such as Mike Tyson, Riddick Bowe and more. His last outing was January 1999, in Atlantic City where he lost a 10 rounds unanimous decision to Heavyweight Andrew Golota. Before that Boogieman defeated Obed Sullivan in New York in 1998.

Here’s what Boogieman had to say……

What is going on these days Boogieman?

I’m doing fine with my family. I’m looking to fight any of the top ten heavyweights. I’ll love to fight David Tua, whenever you put a good fighter in front of him he always has trouble.

Your thoughts on Rahman-Tua II?
I think the fight could have gone either way. Tua had Rahman hurt in few occassions but not like their first fight. They didn’t want to give this second fight to Rahman. You know how the fight game goes. I’ll love a fight with Jamel McCline or rematch Ray Mercer. I truely believe I could beat most of the top ten guys.

Your impression of Jamel McCline?
He has the looks and body but don’t think he has enough skills to beat me. I’ll like to face him in ring. I want all the top ten guys to stop ducking an old man and I want them all. McCline shouldn’t have wiped Michael Grant but he did.

What did you think of John Ruiz vs Roy Jones fight?
Roy Jones is a good fighter but I don’t see him outboxing me like he did with Ruiz. John Ruiz has nothing to show and he’s suppose to be a heavyweight world champion. This is a disgrace to the heavyweight division letting a light heavy beat him up. I would fight Ruiz tomorrow. The heavyweight class is a fluke now.

Your impression of Wladimir Klistscko-Corrie Sanders?
I always wanted to fight that kid. I don’t think he gets good sparring that’s why he can’t take punches. They give him easy sparring so he beats up those guys. I thought he had something after I saw him with McCline and Mercer. Nobody was hitting him hard or make him work hard in sparring. You can see he didn’t know what to do during his fight with sanders. I didn’t think Sanders was going to win that easy as he hasn’t fought in long. I was at Sanders fight with Hasim Rahman and I saw that he can hit hard too.

What do you want to tell your fans?

I thank my fans for all their supports during the years and I want them to know that Boogieman still got it but the top heavyweights don’t want to fight me but I’ll be back this summer so watchout for the Boogieman.

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