Things haven’t been sunny of late for Fredrickson, who’s lost four straight. In his last outing (Sept. 14, 2021), he fought Miguel Madueno in Florida, and got stopped in the tenth and final round. So, is Sonny demoralized, and on the show as a last-gasp effort to turn it around? Not so much; of the four losses in a row, he says two (vs Samuel Teah on 11-14-2019, vs Jesus Rubio 5/1/2021) were bad decisions.
Problem is, most folks don’t dig into the Ls, and have a concept of what happened in each match. So, it makes sense that working a 9-to-5 job, which was actually an overnight job doing booking in the sheriff’s office, hurt Sonny’s training. Yes, the business doesn’t much care about explanations, only results.
Sonny, who sometimes gets hurt by keeping his guard up and going into a shell rather than moving to safer territory or countering right away, sounds like he’s aligned to perform optimally. “Can I win? I think I have a real good shot, I’ve been training really hard, running 50, 60 miles a month. But, I think everyone is gonna be hungry, I think everyone is coming in at their best.”