MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA VS. DANIEL PONCE DE LEON: LA ULTIMA BATALLA (THE LAST STAND) FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
Sat, 20 Nov 2021
MESCALERO, N.M. (Nov. 19, 2021) – Two Mexican boxing legends will lace up the gloves for one final night when Hall of Famer Marco Antonio Barrera (67-7, 44 KOs) returns to the ring for only the second time in more than a decade to square off against former two-time world champion Daniel Ponce de Leon (45-7, 35 KOs). The six-round middleweight exhibition and five additional bouts will air live on pay per view from Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in Mescalero, New Mexico.
FITE PPV and Golden Boy Fight Night on Facebook Watch Paid Online will televise the six-bout main card live on pay per view for $9.99 at 4:30 p.m. PT /5:30 p.m. MT/7:30 p.m. ET.
Kicking off the festivities, Golden Boy Fight Night on Facebook Watch Facebook.com/GoldenBoyFN and FITE will stream six outstanding preliminary bouts for free at 2:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. MT/5:30 p.m. ET.
A Spanish-language broadcast will be available as a viewing option for both the pay-per-view and preliminary bouts.
Those hoping to attend the unforgettable, 12-fight Tapia Promotions extravaganza in person can purchase tickets starting at $75 through innofthemountaingods.com and TicketMaster.com by searching “La Ultima Batalla – The Last Stand.”
In the exciting pay-per-view co feature, undefeated Abel Mendoza (30-0, 23 KOs) of El Paso, Texas, hopes to keep his perfect record intact and ascend to the upper echelon of the 135-pound division when he takes on Mexican brawler Victor Zaleta (20-5-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round clash.
Additionally, Nicco Tapia, the 16-year-old son of late Hall of Famer Johnny Tapia, hopes to take his first step toward a successful professional career when he makes his amateur boxing debut against Brian Lira.
Here is what the fighters had to say at Inn of the Mountain Gods on Friday, Nov. 19:
MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA: International Boxing Hall of Famer
“I have one memory of Johnny Tapia: he was on the walk with me from the dressing room to the ring. It was my legendary fight with Naseem Hamed.”
“I want to show great respect to Daniel Ponce De Leon. He’s a great warrior, a great champion. We just hope to give the public a great show.”
DANIEL PONCE DE LEON: Former Two-time world champion
“Thank you to Teresa Tapia for this great event that is coming tomorrow.”
“I am ready for this fight. I am ready to continue fighting in these events.”
ABEL MENDOZA: Undefeated El Pasoan
“It’s going to be a war tomorrow. I’m going to give you guys a good show.”
“It’s my third time fighting here at Inn of the Mountain Gods. It’s my home. I plan on being a world champion soon and bringing the world title back home.”
NICCO TAPIA: Son of Johnny Tapia/Amateur Boxer
“I just want to thank my mom (Teresa Tapia), my trainer, and everyone who’s by my side.”
TERESA TAPIA: Boxing Promoter
“It is such an honor and a pleasure to be promoting these two stars (Barrera and De Leon). They’re both great fighters.”
“My 16-year-old son is going to make his amateur debut. I’m so proud as a momma, but also scared.”
About BARRERA-DE LEON: La Ultima Batalla (The Last Stand)
Two legendary former world champions return to the boxing ring one final time for a special six-round middleweight exhibition, as Tapia Promotions presents Barrera vs. Ponce De Leon “La Ultima Batalla” – “The Last Stand” on Saturday, Nov 20, at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in Mescalero, New Mexico. The thrilling six-fight main card will be available via pay-per-view for $9.99 through both FITE PPV and Golden Boy Fight Night on Facebook Watch Paid Online at 4:30 p.m. PT /5:30 p.m. MT/7:30 p.m. ET. For the audiences watching in Mexico, both FITE and Golden Boy Fight Night on Facebook Watch Paid Online will offer a Spanish-language broadcast of the event for $4.99. Kicking off the festivities two hours earlier, Golden Boy Fight Night on Facebook Watch Facebook.com/GoldenBoyFN and FITE will stream the six outstanding preliminary bouts for free at 2:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. MT/5:30 p.m. ET.
Tickets starting at $75 are available through innofthemountaingods.com and TicketMaster.com by searching “La Ultima Batalla – The Last Stand.”
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