Exclusive Interview Kenneth Simms Jr

By Jeff Zimmerman

Fightnews.com® talked to WBA #10 super lightweight and rising star Kenneth Simms Jr (19-2-1, 7 KOs) who fights WBA #3 Batyr Akhmedov (9-2, 8 KOs) in a WBA world title eliminator this Saturday in Vegas and shown live on Showtime Boxing. The card is headlined by Rolly Romero vs. Ismael Barroso for the vacant WBA super lightweight world title. Simms discussed his fight with Akhmedov, the Tank body shot versus KingRy, his relationship with Andre Ward and much more in this exclusive interview.


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  • Sims is excellent. I’m expecting him to clearly beat Akhmedov and, in that open division, maybe he can get a title shot next year. Just a really skilled, SMOOTH fighter, with a little bite to him as well. Good body puncher as well.

  • I remember him as a kid working out and sparring in virtually every gym in Chicago! His skill set as a kid was on par or even better than every pro in Chicago at that time!!

  • Umm… yeah… you know… this was a painful interview to listen to. And that’s coming from the interviewer, not the athlete!

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