The final press conference for Saturday night’s “Island Assault 4: The Battle” pay-per-view-event, featuring Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria vs. Omar Nino Romero III, live from Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Press Conference Quotes
(Taken from excerpts in The Philippine Star, Manila Standard Today and Pang-Masa.)
Brian Viloria: “There’ll be no single boring round.”
“I just have to put the combinations together.”
“I can weigh in right now and make the weight.”
I’ve trained harder than before and it’s going to show Sunday. Expect fireworks.”
I really, really trained myself very hard for this fight. This is personal on my part. I want to five fans a good fight.”
“This is it. This third fight is happening because it gives me an opportunity to bounce back from the first two fights.”
Omar Nino Romero: “He has turned into a great fighter.”
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QUOTES FROM TODAY’S ROBERT GUERRERO VS. SELCUK AYDIN PRESS CONFERENCE IN SAN JOSE, CALIF.
Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, Former Three-Division World Champion
“Selcuk is coming to the United States and he wants to prove a point. He’s an unknown Turkish guy who was ducked by Floyd Mayweather and now he’s coming to fight and make a huge statement. This is his chance for him to prove to American boxing fans that he’s the real deal.
“I have to be ready for a guy like this. He is trying to creep up on me and shock the world. He’s one of those tough guys that tries to knock everyone out, which makes for a really exciting fight, and I’ll be ready.”
“I know this is going to be a great fight for Bay Area fans. Some people say they are hungry like a lion, but I’m hungry like a cockroach…nothing is hungrier than a roach.”
Selcuk Aydin, Undefeated #1-Rated WBC Welterweight Contender (Via Skye from Stuttgart, Germany)
“I would fight anyone. Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto, Floyd Mayweather, etc., but those fights couldn’t be made, so I’m happy Robert Guerrero stepped up to take the challenge.
“I’m confident that I will come out victorious on July 28. Robert has never been in with a guy like me. He has come up in weight from featherweight but now he is facing a true welterweight.
“I’m ready to come to America and show fans what I’m made of.”
The press conference and weigh-in were held today for “Shootout at Texas Station” the exciting night of professional boxing presented by Warriors Boxing, tomorrow, Friday, May 11, at Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas and telecast live on ShoBox: The New Generation (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Press Conference Quotes
Kelly McClellan, Director of Marketing, Texas Station
Thank you for coming out. Thanks to our team and to Showtime for taking the time to broadcast in our beautiful facility. See you all on fight night. Thank you.
Leon Margules, President Warriors Boxing
We’re thrilled to be back here a t Texas Station. Thanks to all the people who have helped us put this together and to the Showtime team for putting this great event on Showtime. We have a terrific show here and they will all be terrific fights.
We originally were putting on a tripleheader but then Rances Barthelemy’s opponent fell out and it was reduced to a doubleheader. We ended up finding an opponent just as good, but by then it was decided. Rances Barthelemy is fighting a guy who has never been off his feet who is 11-4. We believe he is the class of 130 lbs. He was fantastic against Hylon Williams.
Thanks to all the promoters and my team, Miguel Diaz is doing a great job as at trainer. This time I will put on a great show, just like last time.
Roberto Jose Acevedo
This sport is so hard and I work very hard for all my fights. I want to give my best in all my fights. I have sacrificed a lot and I will not stop until I become one of the best. Thank you.
Sampson Lewkowicz (Sampson Boxing)
As you saw three weeks ago with Javier Fortuna, you will see the same with Alexander Brand. Maybe not in the first round, but whenever you see me in any corner, the fighter is coming to fight.
My guy had 400 amateur fights. (To Badou Jack, Brand’s opponent) When you were born, my guy already had gloves on. He’s still young and doesn’t abuse himself. Tomorrow you will see what my fighter can do.
All my fighters have been trained by the best trainer money can buy, Pable Sarmiento, the same trainer as Sergio Martinez. Good luck Jack!
Pablo Sarmiento (Brand Trainer)
Every time we train, we get better. Tomorrow will be an excellent show and we will walk away with the victory.
“This is only the beginning. I will definitely be victorious tomorrow night. He talked too much before the fight. He never beat anyone, so why is he talking like a world champ?
“I’m going to shut his big mouth.”
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad (trainer of Badou Jack, to Alexander Brand and his team)
Let me tell you what’s going to happen. We’re going to tax that ass. I can’t wait. I aint gonna say no more. You better have on your best running sneakers. I wish I could speak Spanish I would tell you exactly how I feel.
“Thanks to my promoters and SHOWTIME for this opportunity. I can’t wait for the fight. I wish it was today. I will win by a knockout. He’s in with a real fighter now. You could tell he was nervous.
“I’m going to beat him up tomorrow night.”
Jack Loew (Willie Nelson trainer)
I think they’ve underestimated Willie. I’ve watched Yudel fight and he’s nothing special. They brought a group of guys over form Cuba and if I had to pick one we got the best of the group to fight.
I know he was scheduled to fight somebody else, but we were supposed to fight somebody else too, so we’re in shape.
We look forward to the knocking this kid off. I think it’ll be exciting, but they have highly underestimated Willie Nelson. We’re looking forward to a big victory tomorrow night. Thank you.
“I want to thank everybody for coming to this fight. The only thing I can say is Yudel is a great fighter, but I’m better. Tomorrow night I will be the better man.
“I’m not taking anything away from him, but I will win. Watch tomorrow night.”
Luis DeCubas (Blue Wave Group)
He said of all the Cubans who came over he was the easiest one? Yudel is one of the best 154-lb fighters in the world and he’ll show it tomorrow.
I give Willie credit for taking the fight. We had to come down in weight a little.
(To Willie Nelson) We couldn’t find anyone to fight Yudel, so I’m impressed you took the fright. I’ve seen Willie fight many times and he’s a great fighter. It promises to be a great fight and a great card.
Thanks everyone for coming out. I thank Willie Nelson for taking the fight. I’m not much for talking. My fighters do their talking in the ring.
Luis DeCubas Jr. (Blue Wave Group)
He picked the wrong Cuban. Willie is in for a big surprise.
“Thank you to the United States for the freedom to fight professionally. Thanks to SHOWTIME for making me able to show my talents. I’m in great condition. I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in and I had the best training camp of my career.
“This is a great opportunity and I won’t let it pass me by. I’m dedicating this fight to all the mothers in the world, especially my mother in Cuba.”
Tickets for “Shootout at Texas Station” are on sale now, priced at $27 and $52 and are available at Ticketmaster, any Texas Station rewards center or at SCLV.COM/CONCERTS. A few VIP seats are available at a price of $102 can be purchased by calling (954) 985-1155.