By Patrick Lujan
For the first time in his career, Trevin Jones will be carrying the PXC bantamweight belt into the cage this Saturday night in PXC 56 at the UOG Calvo Field House.
For years, Jones had always begged for that championship opportunity. On Nov 18, 2016, Jones (8-4) ceased that opportunity with a close split decision win over arch rival Kyle Aguon to finally hoist the prized belt.
Jones, too, has won five of his last six fight as all 12 pro bouts have been under PXC flagship. He now readies himself to defend what he so work hard to get.
GSPN: You’ve been the hunter for quite some time. Now you’re the huntee. How has that changed your approach to this fight?
TJ: It hasn’t. I still have a lot of work to do in this sport. I’m still a student of the game. I’m the champ, but I’m still the hungry hunter.
GSPN: Most champions say it’s harder to stay on top than to get to the top. Has that soaked in and what’s your pursuit this time around?
TJ: I believe so, but you have to change your mind set. One fight at a time is the best approach I can take. All fights are challenging, all fights are hard. Just taking it one fight at a time.
GSPN: Has your training camp changed for this title defense?
TJ: Camp is a lot different. I didn’t work by myself so much this time around. I got a lot of hands-on training with great coaches and great training partners. I had coaches that were able to push me again. It should make for a better Trevin Jones.
GSPN: How much study have you done on your opponent?
GSPN: Do you still feel that you have to prove yourself to people?