Guerrero-Martinez: Premier Boxing Champions on NBC media workout & final press conference quotes
LOS ANGELES (June 4, 2015) – Fight week continued today for the Premier Boxing Champions on NBC event taking place Saturday, June 6 at StubHub Center as fighters held a final press conference for media and fans at historic Olvera Street in Los Angeles.
Yesterday, fight week activities kicked off with media workouts at Wild Card West Boxing Gym in Santa Monica.
The Saturday afternoon telecast starts at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT on NBC featuring the heavyweight showdown between Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (14-0, 13 KOs) and Yasmany Consuegra (17-0, 14 KOs). Following that bout is the headlining event that pits former four-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (32-3-1, 18 KOs) against Aron Martinez (19-3-1, 4 KOs).
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $200, $150, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges, are on sale now and are available for purchase online at AXS.com.
Here is what the fighters had to say yesterday and today:
“I’m excited to get back in the ring. I’ve trained very hard and my focus is fully on this fight. Saturday afternoon you’re going to see a great fight.
“It’s a unique event starting so early. I’ll get up, eat and go fight but I’m ready for it.
“I want to fight often, inactivity is the worst thing for a fighter. I want to fight three-four times per year, every year.
“I never take another fighter lightly. This is a huge opportunity for Aron Martinez and I’m sure he’ll be ready for a real fight.
“Fighting on NBC puts all the eyes on me. I know how big of a platform this is.
“StubHub Center is a terrific venue, fans are right on top of you. I love fighting there and I’m not going to leave the fans disappointed.”
“Come Saturday, expect a great fight. It’s going to be a war. I want to go in there and show everybody who I am.
“I know how tough of a fighter Robert is, he’s fought at the top level for a long time.
“I’m a brawler and I’m ready to test whatever skills he has. I need to close the distance, stay on top of him and get to him early. My power will surprise him.
“I love StubHub Center. I’ve been there many times to watch fights and can’t wait to fight there myself.
“This is a big opportunity for me, fighting on such a big card. We know Robert is a former world champion but I’m focused and ready. I’ve trained extra hard for this fight.”
“Everything starts off the jab, I need to put pressure on him early. I’ve seen a couple of YouTube clips of him fighting but the key is to focus on what I do best.
“This is a huge opportunity for me to fight on NBC at StubHub Center and I plan to take full advantage of it.
“This camp has been great, my whole team has done a phenomenal job getting me ready for this fight.
“I have to thank my opponent for coming out and putting his record on the line. When I’m done with him, he’ll be 17-1. I’m looking for an early round knockout and I want to keep the fans on the edge of their seats.”
“I’m very prepared for this fight. I’m thankful to Dominic for taking this fight and I can’t wait to put on a show this Saturday afternoon.
“I feel strong and ready for this challenge. My team has done everything they need to help me come out victorious.
“I was part of the national team in Cuba which is very difficult to do. I’m not worried about any hype leading into this fight.”
“First Darchinyan, Then Leo Santa Cruz or Abner Mares, those are the fighters
“He can talk as much as he wants but we’re going to fight and find out who is better on Saturday.
“I’m very prepared and ready to represent Argentina. I trained hard and I’m ready to get in the ring. I’ve put in the hard work and I’m going to step inside the ring and showcase my talent for all of Argentina.”
“I will demolish this kid on Saturday, I have much more experience.
“He has no idea what’s going to happen.
“I was a champion for many years and want to win another title. I will show everyone that I’m still capable on Saturday.
“We’re going to see great fights and great action on Saturday. I’m ready to go and I hope everyone enjoys the fights.”
“I’m so happy to be here in Los Angeles and fighting so close to home. ‘The Dog’ is coming back and you’ll see that on Saturday.
“I’m very excited to be back in the ring. It’s been a bit of a layoff but I want to be as active and busy as possible.
“I’m back now with Clemente Medina. I work best with him and I’m happy to be back training in Los Angeles again.
“I recently got married. I’m much more settled and much more focused on my career. I look forward to becoming a champion again.”
“My left shoulder is completely healed, the recovery took a while which was frustrating but now all systems are go.
“I’ve prepared well for this fight and I’m excited to go out and perform. It’s an honor for me to be on the same card as all these great fighters. I’m going to give a great show on Saturday.
“I don’t know much about my opponent but I’ve been very busy in the gym learning everyday and I look forward to setting the pace and fighting my fight on Saturday.
“I’ve been going to fights at StubHub Center for years and it’s great to be fighting there for the first time.”
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