We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Sam Maxwell is associated, including Mexico and round. Most recently, Sam Maxwell has been quoted saying: “Watching it back as well, first minute I'd be throwing about 50 shots, one-two, one-two. Maybe [Lomachenko] would throw five shots but he'd look like he was winning the round. Even to me watching it, he looks like he's winning the round even though I'm throwing all the shots. His ringcraft, he puts you where he wants you, he knows when to go, when to not go. He's just brilliant,” in the article Facing Vasyl Lomachenko.
"I boxed Lomachenko twice in two weeks, once in Kiev and once in London, the second time I really held my own, it was a really good fight,". "I've had ten rounds with him in total and it was a great experience. He's the best fighter in the World and[...]
"I'm one of the most experienced now. I've had five [WSB bouts]. Three home ones, two away, I've been all around the world as well. I've got to take that experience into this year,"
He must feel unbeatable. It was at 61kgs, so I was drained as anything. After one or two rounds I started feeling the pace then. This year I'm at the right weight, I'm feeling good and strong so that's not going to happen to me this time.
I boxed terrible in Mexico. Even when we'd go for a walk in the morning I was out of breath. It was mad. I think psychologically, because we knew it was at altitude. It made you feel even more tired, psychologically. Physically it was hard out there[...]
"Watching it back as well, first minute I'd be throwing about 50 shots, one-two, one-two. Maybe [Lomachenko] would throw five shots but he'd look like he was winning the round. Even to me watching it, he looks like he's winning the round even though[...]
"He said as well hit him with a bit of your power, don't let him just push you back,". "Every now and then I started hitting him to the body, hard ones, just to stop him in his tracks and make him think before coming in. Keep it long and it paid off.
This is the biggest thing in my career. Winning national titles is brilliant but on the international stage in front of millions of people watching at home, you can't get any better than that.