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Published:January 25th, 2011 19:32 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with 'Matt Sharp Shooter' Remillard America`s Leading American Featherweight

Judyth Piazza chats with 'Matt Sharp Shooter' Remillard America`s Leading American Featherweight

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

America`s leading American featherweight, unbeaten NABF and NABO champion Matt "Sharp Shooter" Remillard, has targeted a 2011 world title fight.
 
The 24-year-old Remillard (23-0, 14 KOs), currently a promotional free agent, won all three of his 2010 fights by knockout. He has climbed the ratings systems to No. 3 in the WBO, No. 6 in the WBC, and No. 7 in the WBA.
 
"Ratings do mean something because I`m eligible in three major boxing organizations to fight for the world time," Remillard said. At No. 3 in the WBO, I`m so close that I need to stay ready in case I get a call.

If either one of the two fighters rated higher than me (No. 1 Daniel Ponce De Leon and No. 2 Chonlatarn Piriapinyp) fight for another title, lose, or get injured, I move up and then I`m even closer to a mandatory shot.
 
"I may be the only person getting in the ring to fight, but it takes a successful team to win a world title, and everybody has to be focused on the same thing (prepared for a world title shot). My manager, Bret Hallenbeck, has done an outstanding job and I don`t think he`s received the credit he deserves. I`m very happy with my team and everything going on in my career. I will have a new promoter in 2011 that will help me get a world title shot."
 
Due to promotional problems, Remillard only fought three times in 2010, stopping Rafeal Lora for the NABF title and Carlos Rivera in a NABF title defense and for the vacant NABO belt.

In his last fight November 20, Matt overcame two cuts resulting from forearms to easily win an 8-round decision (80-72, 80-72, 79-73) against Oscar Cuero (13-3).
 
"This has been a tough year because of my promotional problems," Matt remarked. I would have liked to have fought more often; I`m a fighter and I love to train. I don`t have control over that, though. All I can do is get better each fight. I look at it as I`m another year closer to my ultimate goal "fighting for and winning the world title. It`s not going to be easy because my division is hot." 

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