"I'm trying to get that Mayweather or Pacquiao fight in the near future. I just need one of them since they ain't fighting each other. I need someone to knock out while I wait for one of those fights, so Devon Alexander looks like a good person to knock out while I wait...Devon is a little dude. I would be taller and probably have a longer reach. I'm gonna freight train his ass," stated newly-crowned IBF welterweight champion Randall Bailey, who talked about his proposed September 8th title defense against top contender Devon Alexander. Check out what else he had to say!
PC: What's good, man?
RB: You tell me, man. I always hear stuff last. My boys always call me like, "You fighting soon, huh?" When I be like, "Hell no, I ain't fighting," next thing you know, I find out it's true (laughing).
PC: Well the word is you're fighting Devon Alexander on September 8th.
RB: I ain't got no contract yet (laughing).
PC: Is the reason you haven't received a contract is because you don't want to fight him in the Lou?
RB: Oh, we ain't going to the Lou. Why would I go to the Lou? Because after I knock him out, I couldn't even go out and party and celebrate. He's definitely the guy I want to fight, but I'm not fighting him in St. Louis. I want to make him uncomfortable, like when Timothy Bradley got his ass in Detroit. He was uncomfortable as a motherfucker. It's a lot different when you don't have all of them fans screaming your name and shit. I don't need that.
PC: Where would you like the fight to take place?
RB: I want it to be in Vegas so people can win a lot of money on me, just like they did against Mike Jones. I see his people talking a lot of shit, just like Mike Jones people were. I was walking through the MGM and they had a group of chics screaming, "Mike Jones! Who? Mike Jones!" I was just like, "Oh, okay." After I knocked his ass out, I saw them walking through the hotel with their heads down. I was like, "Mike Jones! Who?" They didn't even look up. I see Devon fans talking like that too. That's why I went on his Facebook page. See, they think I'm gonna sit back and wait like I did against Mike, but Devon is a little dude. I would be taller and probably have a longer reach. I'm gonna freight train his ass. And when I touch him, (laughing), man, look, make that fight in Vegas! I need someone to knock out. But that's why I haven't gotten a contract yet because they looking for a venue. They know I ain't fighting him in St. Louis.
PC: How do you think that fight will play out? You say you would freight train him, but Devon has some good boxing skills. Do you think he would try to stay away from you?
RB: It only takes a second to touch someone, but I wouldn't approach this fight the same way as I did the Jones fight. He's small, man. Listen, when I hit him, they gonna think I'm on them 'roids. Fuck, I can't bench press 200 pounds, but my strength doesn't come from that. Shit, I don't even lift weights. I just put my body into my punches, turn into them, and make sure I hit that sweet spot (laughing). I'm not into all of that wrestling and clinching and shit. And then I had so much shit going on before the Mike Jones fight, it's not even funny. So the way I looked in that fight is not gonna be nothing like this fight. Oh, and Tim Bradley, I see you talking shit out there. Don't think I don't see you talking.
PC: Oh, I missed that. What is Tim Bradley saying?
RB: I saw an interview where he said he would go to jail for beating my old ass up. Yeah, okay. He told my trainer and my homeboy he wouldn't fight me. It's on record. We were scheduled to fight and he pulled out the week of the fight; no injury or nothing, he just pulled out. I'm sitting there waiting on my flight info and they call me and say ain't no fight. He pulled out the week of the fight and it was supposed to be on Showtime. Tim Bradley don't want to see me. I hit that boy and it's a wrap.
PC: So now that you have dealt with one of the bigger welterweights in Mike Jones, you feel as though you would be too big and too much for Devon Alexander?
RB: Yeah, honestly, Mike Jones should be fighting at junior middleweight. He's too big and too tall not to be stronger than what he is. But they just need to find a venue and everyone can go bet their money on Randall Bailey and collect.
PC: Best of luck to you with whoever you fight next. Keep me posted on your next move and I will hit you up if I hear something as well. Is there anything else you want to say in closing?
RB: Nah man, I'm trying to get that Mayweather or Pacquiao fight in the near future. I just need one of them since they ain't fighting each other. I need someone to knock out while I wait for one of those fights, so Devon Alexander looks like a good person to knock out while I wait!