Quotes From Judah – Matthysse Press Conference
ROBERT GUERRERO, Former Two-Division World Champion:
I want to thank God for the opportunity because with everything that Ive been through with my family, I would never be here without God.The training and hard work is done.Now its time to fight.Vicente and I have known each other since the amateurs and now we are fighting in the pros and Im excited to get in there and handle my business.
VICENTE ESCOBEDO, 2004 U.S. Olympian & Top Contender:
Everything is done.My preparation is done.This is the best camp Ive ever had and Im in the best shape of my life.Im excited to fight for the first time on the East Coast.I came here for one thing and that is to win and show that there is a new sheriff in town.
DAVID ITSKOWITCH, COO of Golden Boy Promotions:
Lucas has a 93% knockout rate and only one guy has gotten past the fourth round.He is one of boxings best kept secrets but it will be out on Saturday night.And the co-feature has two young fighters, both in their prime. They both have a lot on the line and are both warriors that will take on all comers.
LUCAS MATTHYSSE, Undefeated Top Contender from Argentina:
We worked really hard and I know Im going to take this win back to Argentina!
I trained for speed working with Sergio Martinez. Ive never seen a fighter train like Sergio. I will benefit from the experience of working with him. Zabs speed will not be an issue on Saturday night.
Im going to hurt him with my body shots. Its only Zab and myself come Saturday night. No one can help him.
KATHY DUVA, CEO of Main Events:
We are bringing back a renewed and revived World Champion with Zab Judah.We know he is capable of what hes expected to be.When he decides to turn it on, hes a force to be reckoned with. Zab is a former Junior Welterweight World Champion, a former undisputed Welterweight World Champion and the future Junior Welterweight World Champion.
ZAB JUDAH, Former Junior Welterweight World Champion:
Id like to thank Lucas Matthysse for having the confidence to take this fight.
This is a great opportunity to be back in this position.Saturday night is going to be electrifying.Its a celebration.
Everyone has a plan. He has to step to me. My hands arent slow, and I dont lack power. Inside the ring, I feel very comfortable. Were prepared for everything.
Ive heard that one of his (Matthysse) strategies is that Zabs gonna get tired. Let me tell you, Ive been training very hard; Ive been climbing mountains in Las Vegas. I feel great. Zabs not gonna get tired. Im gonna shock everyone.
Vicente Escobedo, Lucas Matthysse, Zab Judah and Robert Guerrero – Millennium Photo
Judah vs. Matthysse, a twelve round NABO junior welterweight championship bout, is part of an exciting night of boxing at Newarks Prudential Center on Saturday, November 6. The show is presented by Main Events, Super Judah Promotions, and Golden Boy Promotions. Doors open at 6:00pm, first bout to follow immediately. The HBO Boxing After Dark telecast begins at 11:15pm ET / PT.
Tickets are still available:Priced at $53, $78, $103 and $253 (ringside) can be purchased at Prudential Center Box Office, by calling TicketMaster at 800-745-3000 or www.Prucenter.com.