[INTERVIEW] Philadelphia Prospect Rashiem Jefferson JR. Talks Turning Pro and the Future.

Article by Rick Mohamed
Brawlers Sports Media CEO Rick Mohamed speaks with a promising up and coming hopeful Rasheim Jefferson Jr., in the 125LB weight class division. Jefferson turned pro on 07 March 2020, one week before the country closed down to COVID19. 
Since his debut he has been busy. He fought his second pro fight in Sept 2020 and his third in Oct 2020! The champ says he is fighting his 4th pro fight coming up 06 FEB 2021 vs. James Early from Maryland who is currently 5-6-0 with no KO’s but Jefferson says he is still dangerous because Early has beaten an 11-1 guy and a 9-0 guy. This proves that he is tough and comes to fight. 

Jefferson said he looks to continue in the new year, one fight at a time. Hopefully, he can get a title shot sometime in 2022 if all goes well. 
The champ says he loves how Teofimo & Ryan Garcia both stepped up their competition and delivered solid victories. Jefferson felt Garcia wasn’t ready and was just being over cocky, but he gives credit and respect where it’s due. 
Garcia showed what he was made of like champion after being sent to the canvas. He got up and continued to drive on and backing Campbell up the way he did. To see Garcia KO Campbell was awesome. 
Brawlers Sports CEO Rick Mohamed asked what would his ideal weight be as he gradually moves up in the rankings and in weight. Jefferson stated that another great rising star in the welterweight division from Philadelphia, Jaron “Boots” Ennis, says he will possibly get to 147, which is doable. The kid stands at 5”11, so that’s a good assessment on Ennis; part. 
Jefferson says hey, if Garcia says he’s ready for Tank Davis, go for it and shock the world once again. Only you, the fighter, and your trainers know your potential and what you’re capable of delivering, I agree. This is a new breed of fighters and they are coming up much faster, plus they’re challenging bigger names while doing so. 
Brawlers asked Rashiem who was his favorite fighter coming up. His response was “My father”. Rashiem Jefferson Sr had an outstanding professional career at 15-1-1, but his career was ended due to an injury. Now the father-son team get to take this journey together. 
Jefferson also said hey my man Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker was an idol that inspired him to fight and be good at it. He was a shorty fighting in the Olympics. 
Jefferson’s boxing IQ is pretty solid. He definitely knows the sport and knows what he’s talking about. The champ said Fury will beat Joshua. Fury doesn’t get the respect he deserves. 
We at Brawlers Sports Media wish Rashiem Jefferson Jr. all the best come 06 Feb 2021 and we looking forward to following what I think to be a very lucrative and prosperous career. 

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