East Cleveland may have a reputation for being a rough, underprivileged community, but out of the negativity comes a fighter. A real fighter.
Yaundale Evans is 23 years old, a 12-year boxer and is 16-0 in the ring; has had televised fights, and is signed to Roy Jones Jr. He says his mother, son, and younger brother (who’s also a boxer) is his inspiration. Talk about a role model.
#WordEyeHeard TV sat down with him for an exclusive before his next televised fight to get into the mind of a fighter:
What’s the biggest obstacle you face in your career?
Critics. You always got somebody talking about you and what you do. Some people don’t even take my job seriously or as a real sport. The biggest obstacle was getting over those critics.
What goes through you head as the fight begins?
The only thing going through my head is to kill. Not intentionally, but to be on top of that opponent like I was ants on food on a picnic deck.
What’s your official record?
My professional record is 16-0, 12 KOs, 10 of those being first round knockouts.
His ultimate goal is “to conquer every weight class [he] will ever step foot in.” With his work ethic, determination, and dope skills, it’s very possible.
Check the interview below:
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