"I’m ready to show the world that I’m the real deal. I’m ambidextrous. I can punch with both hands. I can go 10 or 12 rounds. I’m multi-talented. I can do it all in the ring, man. I can box, I can brawl; I’m not one-dimensional. That’s what I’m really ready to show the world, man...Everything is going to fall in place. I promise you, mark my words, I’m going to be a world champion," stated Semajay Thomas, who talked about his future plans and much more. Check it out!
PC: You recently had a name change. You don’t go by “The Truth” anymore. Tell us about it.
ST: I had to switch it up, man. I had to switch it up to “SunBaby.” I dropped “The Truth” and switched it up to “SunBaby,” representing my father. Everybody knew him as “SunBaby.” My dad, his name was James, but everybody knew him as “SunBaby.” I just want to continue to build on his legacy. I want a lot of people to know his name. When they see me, they see him; just representing him. He was one of my biggest supporters and I just wanted to do it that way, man. I get emotional talking about it.
PC: We all get nicknames coming up where we came up. Is there a meaning to it or was that a name he just received at a young age and it stuck?
ST: That was just a nickname he got when he was young. Everybody call him that. Some people don’t even know his real name (laughing). Had to represent.
PC: You have had two fights this year and won both by stoppage. Are you pleased with the way your year has played out so far?
ST: It’s going great. I can’t call it. I’m a free agent right now. I just wanted to work and build on getting more fights and fighting consistently. A lot of respect to Al [Haymon] and his team. It wasn’t no bad fallout or nothing like that. I just felt like I could build and then get back with them. Let me get more fights and build and then get back with them.
PC: It will be greater later.
ST: Yessir! There was no bad blood or anything like that. We definitely is a free agent. We are 2-0 with two KO’s since then. We just grabbed the USBF National Championship; a minor belt, but it’s a step.
PC: Do you feel like you needed some time to fly off the radar at this point in your career?
ST: Yeah, I think I needed that as far as staying under the radar and showing them that I’m that dude. All I need right now is that big fight to really stamp...a lot of boxers and people in boxing know who I am. I’ve been around the whole world doing it. They know I can fight; I just have to put that stamp on it to show that I’m the real deal. I’m the total package. I talked to one of my advisors and he is putting together a fight deal, which I don’t want to speak on it right now, but it’s a big fight. I put it out there the other day, but it’s not confirmed yet. It’s a nice fight though. It’s a guy who is 18-1 and he’s ranked #9 by the WBA. That’s the fight we want to get. I might as well say his name because he’s my target; Robbie Davies. That’s a good fight for the both of us and for the fight fans too. That’s a fight that I’m looking forward to and hopefully getting it finalized. I’m ready to show the world that I’m the real deal. I’m ambidextrous. I can punch with both hands. I can go 10 or 12 rounds. I’m multi-talented. I can do it all in the ring, man. I can box, I can brawl; I’m not one-dimensional. That’s what I’m really ready to show the world, man.
PC: Anytime I see a fighter pursuing a fighter from the U.K., I have to ask, are you willing to go across the pond to make it happen?
ST: At this point, I don’t care. We can do it in his backyard. I don’t care. I’m ready. I’m ready to show the world who Semajay Thomas is. I’m ready to put that stamp on it. I want to show that I’m here and I want to stand out.
PC: I even saw where you said you wanted the Darwin Price rematch. Is that because it’s your only career defeat or because you don’t feel you fought up to your potential that night?
ST: I really fought that fight on aggression. To be honest, I watched the fight multiple times. They had me coming back on the scorecards on TV. I think I was ahead a point. I honestly don’t feel he beat me. The fight could have been a draw or me by a point. He was running. He fell about thirty times just running scared. That’s definitely a fight I would have too. He said on his social media, because I called him out on there, “Let’s just meet up when we at the top.” That’s your answer from his side. I’m ready for anybody, bro. We get back in that ring with Darwin Price, I’m telling you, bruh, he ain’t beating me for real. I beat myself in that fight. You can see when they were announcing us; I was so emotional for that fight. That man cannot beat me, man. If they want to do a rematch, we can do a rematch and I will show the whole world that man cannot beat me, man.
PC: How many more times would you like to fight before the year is out?
ST: I think we got three more fights this year. Staying busy, motivated, and active, that’s how I keep the bills paid. If I fight two times a year, I can barely keep...I got a house, bills, and taxes.
PC: You used the word "motivated." You sound like the Semajay Thomas I interviewed at 4-0. How important is it to keep this fire and motivation moving forward?
ST: Man, it’s going to take me to the top. When I get like this, at this point and motivated like this, I always win. I always win. I don’t care who you put me in the ring with, bro, I always win when I get like this. Whatever God got for me, can’t nobody take it away. Everything is going to fall in place. I promise you, mark my words, I’m going to be a world champion.
PC: You know I believe in you, my man, and I wish you nothing but the best.
ST: You definitely showed me a lot of support, man. You have put my name out there and I appreciate that, man. I’m ready to prove you right.
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