Daniel Prussak discusses Roc Nation move, future and WBC Youth title bid

Phil Jay 13/07/2015

At just 18 years of age, Daniel Prussak is already making a name for himself under the guidance of firstly, Floyd Mayweather Jr and more recently signing with Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports.

The youngster has built up an impressive 13-0 record with nine stoppages at the super welterweight limit and told WBN that his next fight is set to go down next month in California.

Prussak is touted as a potential future world champion having been a star in the amateurs and now hopes to land a crack at the World Boxing Council’s Youth title at 154 pounds.

“I’m so excited to fight in Los Angeles, California on August 29 at the Staples Center. I love LA and the people there,” Prussak told World Boxing News.

“I’m hopeful that it could be for the WBC Youth title, but we haven’t signed it with the WBC right now. It would be great to get this shot, because it would be an opportunity to build me and my name up a little bit more.”

Prussak has big ambitions for the future after linking up with Roc Nation earlier this year and hopes to be mixing it with the top fighter’s in the division soon after naming big-punching Gabriel Rosado as one of his possible targets.

“It’s a big opportunity for me to with Roc Nation and they promised me that they’ll open a lot of doors to build me up,” he explained.

“To work with Jay-Z’s promotional company is a big pleasure for me and that’s the best thing that could happened to me. I have a great team and I’m very confident that I’ll rise with them at my back. I’m only 18 years old and I know that so many people are itching to be in the position I’m in right now, I’m with one of the best in the business. If I slip up and take it for granted, somebody may slide in and take that spot. So I give my best at all times.

“I’m always give 100% in the ring and personally I think my best performance so far was when I did a good job on Erick Hernandez Perez in Stuttgart, Germany last year. My coach told me as well that this fight was one of my best performances in my young campaign.

“I’m only 18 years old like I said before. But I’ll fight anybody for my reputation to the top. I have my eye on Gabriel Rosado, he’s a tough fighter and I respect him. If I would get the opportunity to fight him, I’m ready so let’s make it happen!”

Asked what he makes of the current crop of super welterweight rulers, Prussak added: Erislandy Lara and Canelo Alvarez are currently the best out there, in my opinion. I don’t think that there is anyone who can beat these two fighters.

“But the division has a lot of good fighters like the Charlo brother’s, for example. I believe Jermall will get the shot against Cornelius Bundrage in December and I really hope he’ll win the IBF belt.”

An opponent is yet to be named for what will be his 14th pro outing and take place on the high-profile Leo Santa Cruz v Abner Mares featherweight clash, which gives Prussak yet another opportunity to shine on the big stage.