Puerto Rican Alberto “El Explosivo” Machado has a record of 21-0, with 17 KOs. He recently defended and retained his “regular” super featherweight WBA title with a first round knockout over Yuandale Evans (20-2, 14 KOs).
Marcelino and Machado discuss his current trip to Panama and his impressive performance against Evans and what it means for his career. They also talk about Freddie Roach and the relationship between fighter and trainer. Marcelino asks the boxer about training camp; how his regime and goals changed from preparing for July’s fight in Las Vegas against Rafael Mensah and the fight this past week against Evans.
Machado shares insight on what he learned about himself from the fight with Rafael.
The boxer also discusses where he’s currently at in his career and future opportunities. Marcelino asks him about possible future fights with Gervanta or Farmer?
Machado comments on what it means to be a Puerto Rican champion and the importance of motivating and inspiring other Puerto Rican fighters. He also talks about how changes in the amateur boxing rules have affected him and others in their careers.
Marcelino closes with asking the fighter who he has his sights set on for his next opponent.