PACQUIAO VS. BRONER PPV UNDERCARD MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Rau'shee Warren signs autographs.
LAS VEGAS (January 16, 2019) -- Fighters competing on the PPV undercard portion of Saturdayís Pacquiao vs. Broner SHOWTIME PPVģ event participated in a media workout at MGM Grand in Las Vegas Wednesday as they prepare to enter the ring January 19 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
In attendance at the workout and featured in action beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT were two-division champion Badou Jack and unbeaten contender Marcus Browne, who meet for the WBA Interim Light Heavyweight Title, former champion Rauíshee Warren and unbeaten Nordine Oubaali, who battle for the vacant WBC Bantamweight World Championship, and WBC Interim Featherweight Champion Jhack Tepora and former champion Hugo Ruiz, who compete in a 12-round attraction.
In the main event, Senator Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, boxing's only eight-division world champion, will end his two-year hiatus from a U.S. boxing ring when he returns to Las Vegas to defend his World Boxing Association Welterweight World Title against former four-division world champion and must-see attraction Adrien "The Problem" Broner.
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by MP Promotions, Mayweather Promotions and TGB Promotions in association with About Billions Promotions, are on sale now and start at $200, not including applicable service charges, and can be purchased online through AXS.com, charge by phone at 866-740-7711 or in person at any MGM Resorts International box office.
Here is what the fighters had to say Wednesday:
ďTraining camp went great. It was my best camp, by far. I had a great nutritionist helping me with rehydration and recovery.
ďEverybody knows me. Iím always gonna bring it. Iím gonna make it an explosive, exciting fight.
ďAll the focus is on Marcus Browne. Iíll fight all the champions, whoever pays me the best.
ď[Browne's] never been tested. He hasnít been in a big fight, but I expect a tough guy. Heís a tough contender, and you canít take anybody lightly in boxing.
ďI believe in my skills. I believe in myself. Heís a good fighter, heís a good prospect. I respect everybody that steps into a boxing ring.
ďItís special to me because of how big the card is. Iím just in there to win. Thatís all there is to it.Ē
ďHis style fits my style, and itís gonna make for an exciting fight. Thereís fire here in these fists, and heís gonna feel it.
ďI just came from Colorado Springs, where I trained for five weeks. Iím in the best shape of my life. He says this fight is gonna go into deep waters. Well, Iím ready to swim because Iím a shark.
ďThis is a no-brainer. Of course I wanted this fight and I want to showcase my talent for the whole world to see. Heís not better than me. I do everything better in the ring. This is the biggest moment of my entire career. I respect Badou Jack, but Iím in the best shape of my life. I could go 15 rounds.Ē
RAUíSHEE WARRENďIt's gonna definitely be a different outcome than when we fought the last time. That was the amateurs. I need that belt. I need it.
"It's an honor [to fight Oubaali]. I've been thinking about this moment since they announced I'd be fighting on this card. I'm gonna call this a payback.
"I want everybody to tune in to the fight. It's gonna be a show. Mentally, Iím ready. Iíve been in the gym since my last fight, working hard and staying mentally sharp. I put my heart on the line in training camp and itís going to show come Saturday night.
ďItís going to mean a lot for not only me, but my weight class. Me winning the title is going to go a long way in gaining respect for the weight class in this country. Thereís a lot of good fighters out there and I want my name to be in the mix. Iím ready to be a two-time world champion.
ďWinning this fight will be huge for me. I want to face all the big names in the division. Iíve already accomplished a lot, winning a world championship, but I plan to do it again and that will bring my career to a whole different level.
ďIím ready to go to war. Iíve been through all of my preparations and Iím feeling great. Iím looking forward to winning this title and making sure our weight class gets some shine because we put in just as much work as everybody else. The heavyweight division is getting a lot of attention right now and I want my weight class to get that next.
ďIím going to take the fight as it comes to me. Iím going to set up my shots and stay patient. This is a 12-round war and one shot can end the fight. Iím going to do what I have to do and get the win and keep the belt in the United States.Ē
ďItís something Warren has said and heís right: This fight will be completely different than when we fought at the Olympics. He can be sure Iíll bring back the belt to my home country. I will show the world who I am.
ďHappy 50th birthday to my manager Roy Jones Jr. Heís really helped me and told me what itís like to be fighting on the big stage.
ďThis is a dream come true for me, to be fighting on the Pacquiao-Broner undercard, itís a dream come true. Royís endorsement is very important. He has so much experience, and it gives me extra energy. Weíre very good friendsÖ Iíve looked up to him since I was a boy.
ďItís super important to put on a show. We had the opportunity to take a fight in America before, but we wanted to wait and take the right fight.
ďBeing in America is special. Itís the capital of boxing. We want to put on a show. When we win, itís going to be a huge party. No one will sleep that night.Ē
ďIím so excited to be fighting on this card and really canít believe all the attention itís getting. This is my time to shine and show the world what I can do in the ring.
ďIím expecting Jhack Teporaís power and not underestimating him at all. Heís a knockout artist and I know he will bring it. Iím prepared to go toe-to-toe and weíll see how it goes.Ē
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ABOUT PACQUIAO VS. BRONER
Pacquiao vs. Broner is headlined by Senator Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, boxing's only eight-division world champion, ending his two-year hiatus from a U.S. boxing ring to defend his World Boxing Association Welterweight World Title against former four-division world champion and must-see attraction Adrien "The Problem" Broner Saturday, January 19 in the main event of a SHOWTIME PPVģ event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The PPV begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will feature two-division world champion Badou Jack battling unbeaten top-rated contender Marcus Browne for the WBA Interim Light Heavyweight Title, former world champion Rauíshee Warren taking on Franceís Nordine Oubaali for the vacant WBC Bantamweight World Championship and unbeaten WBA Interim Featherweight Champion Jhack Tepora defending against former world champion Hugo Ruiz.
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