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17 APRIL 2014

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Quotes From Macao Weigh In


Quotes from the weigh In ahead of the massive Top Rank promoted event at the Cotai Arena in Macao, China on Saturday.

 

Two time Olympic champion Zou Shiming will make his professional debut headlining an eight-bout card featuring two world championship bouts.

 

The two title fights feature two-time WBO super featherweight champion Roman Martinez defending his title against Diego Magdaleno and WBA/WBO flyweight champ Brian Viloria defending his titles against Juan Francesco Estrada

 

Below are the official weights and quotes from the main bout boxers

 

BRIAN VILORIA:

“Things came easy for me early in my career which is why I lost my titles. I’ve learned from those experiences. I know at this stage of my career I have to put my full capacity into my training. When your opponent brings his ‘A Game’ you’d better be ready. I have also developed an appreciation of my current reign as world champion that I did not have before. I enjoy being the best in my division.

 

“I don’t see this as an easy fight. Estrada has the ability to be a champion. He’s very good. My edge over him in this fight will be my experience and the patience that comes from it.

 

“I never thought I’d be the last of the 2000 U.S. Olympic team still fighting but now that I am I think it’s very cool. I’m representing my teammates – my Olympic homies.

 

“Zou is quick-handed and has great foot movement. He does not have that pop yet. Freddie [Roach] is teaching him to sit on is punches. He’s got a good chin. He can take a punch.”

 

JUAN FRANCISCO ESTRADA

“I can go toe-to-toe with Viloria. It’s an easier style for me to fight against. My youth could be an advantage. I’ll be fresher. I’ll have to box more to avoid Viloria’s explosiveness. Juan Manuel Márquez’s victory over Manny Pacquiao has inspired me and all of México. It made me so happy.”

 

DIEGO MAGDALENO

“Martinez only has an ‘A Plan.’ He looks to land that big right hand. He loads up and presses it. I will win and make this fight easy by outboxing him and outthinking him. I have scouted him in-person, attending his fights and watching loads of tape. My style has matured. Las Vegas needs someone like me to represent the city.”

 

ELEAZAR VALENZUELA

“I never heard of Zou Shiming before taking this fight against him. I only had nine amateur fights. The biggest purse I’ve fought for so far is $400. I’m here to win. The crowd makes no difference to me. I’m not fighting the crowd. I’m fighting Zou. Will he be shocked when he is hit by a professional fighter for the first time? He’ll be shocked when he’s hit by this professional fighter.”




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