Mickey Bey Sets The Record
On His Team & Future Plans
On Tuesday a press release was published that stated former
lightweight champion Mickey Bey had signed with a new
promoter and is looking to jump start his career after being
very inactive the past few years.
Bey, who had a decorated amateur career, signed with Greg
Cohen Promotions to go along with his managerial and
In this Q&A session Bey sets the record straight on his team
and his plans as he works his way back to a world title
Question: A Press release recently circulated that stated
that you signed a promotional agreement with Greg Cohen
Promotions and recently signed an advisory deal with Andre
Rozier's Havoc Management and Advisory Inc. What can you
tell us about your team?
Bey: Yes, itís a great team with all good energy with people
who want to see me win. I got a great team which includes
Oscar Vazquez and Greg Hannley. I appreciate what they guys
do. They collectively made sure I was going to finish my
career with a bang and achieve more success and get back to
Question: Will Rozier be training you or who are you going
to be working with as far as your training team?
Bey: He will be a part of my camp and also I have been
working with Stephen "Breadman" Edwards and Mark "Too Sharp"
while I've been out of the ring. I have been learning more
and staying sharp. Mark ed"Too Sharp" Johnson was just out
here in Vegas training me and helped sharpen me up.
Question: Are you still working with Greg Hannley, and
Prince Ranch Boxing?
Bey: Greg plays a huge role in my career and he cares about
my well being so all the guys I mentioned are my backbone
and will get me where I need to be.
Question: You have only fought twice in the past four years.
At 36 years old are you looking to become very active in the
near future to get yourself back in title position?
Bey: Yes absolutely and Iíll come back better than I was
before. Iím preserved and I live clean all year around. I
live like a fighter although I havenít been fighting. Iíll
return very freakish like a 25 year old. Besides, all the
best athletes in the world in every sport are over 30
nowadays but Iím blessed. I feel youthful and Iím a lot
Question: You know what it is like to be a champion, having
beaten Miguel Vazquez. How badly do you want to a champion
now versus when you first became one?
Bey: Yes, but to be honest I fought with tendons out of
place and bone spurs in my hand and got surgery after that
fight and the fight sucked and I didnít get to really enjoy
it. Long story short, weird things start happening to me
behind the scenes that I'll later discuss on video in
entirety. But I want some real fights and tough opponents.
Thatís what I enjoy.
Question: It is no secret that you weren't on the best of
terms at Mayweather Promotions and that is part of why you
were out of the ring for so long. In hindsight do you wish
you had done things differently or is there anything you
wish you could change?
Bey: No. Honestly, I can say this, I made a couple small
business decisions that werenít the best before coming to
them. I would change my thinking from now on but with them I
straight took a backseat and never negotiated and never
asked questions or anything and it came back to bite me very
hard! It did start out great. I was forgiving when I asked
for a release last year and I got it but I never in a
million years thought certain people over there would
sabotage big things I had on the table. It was devastating
the things happening to me behind the scenes. Iím just glad
Iím a strong and positive person. I held on to my dream and
didnít give up.
Question: You won your title at 135 but recently said that
you may move down in weight which would be unusual because
as fighters get older they usually move up in weight. Which
weight class do you feel is the best for you at this
Bey: Most fighters shed 15-30 pounds or more I donít but it
really doesnít matter to me. Most of my career I fought
between 130-135 but an opportunity came up to fight Vazquez
because nobody wanted to fight him at the time so I accepted
and won and stayed there. My team sees my weight and asked
since Iím not heavy would I take opportunities at either
weight. I said of course I will. Iíll fight anybody in
either weight class. I just want good fights. I donít worry
about weight. Iím ready for combat.
Question: When do you plan on fighting next?
Bey: I should have a announcement pretty soon
Question: Anything else you would like to discuss?
Bey: Once again I just want to thank God, Greg Hannley ,
Havoc Boxing, Oscar Vazquez and Greg Cohen for having my
back and working relentlessly to get me back in the ring
Question: Anything you would like to say to the fans?
Bey: Please tune in when I fight. Iíll give it all I have
and God bless.