ISHE SMITH VS. RYAN DAVIS FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES & PHOTOS
ISHE SMITH, Former IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion
“The focus right now is on Ryan Davis. We've had a tremendous camp and I just want to thank everyone who has helped me get back into shape.
“I'm very focused on the task at hand and I assured Leonard [Ellerbe] last year that I'd be back on this stage.
“We had a great year last year, but it didn't end where I wanted it to. I know it's on me to get there.
“All these other guys here in the Mayweather Camp have helped push me to this point and I'm looking forward to moving ahead.
RYAN DAVIS, Super Welterweight Contender
“This is a big event for me, I'm excited to be part of a big fight week here in Vegas.
“Ishe is a great professional fighter and I'm very excited to fight him.”
MICKEY BEY, Lightweight Contender
“I'm glad that I'm with the right team to bring my skills to the forefront. I know I have a tough opponent but I'm looking to be great.
“I'm looking for a world title fight and this is my road to get there. Make sure you're there for a good show. If you can't make it, DVR it because you'll want to see it again and again.”
ALAN HERRERA, Lightweight Contender
“I'm thankful for this opportunity and I'm very well prepared for this fight.
“I'm going to leave everything in the ring.”
JESUS CUELLAR, WBA Interim Featherweight World Champion
“I'm here to give a good show on Friday.
“I'm looking forward to Friday and that night you're going to see a champion from Argentina.”
RICO RAMOS, Featherweight Contender
“May 2nd we have a game plan and Jesus is a talented strong fighter but we're going to stick to our game plan and come out with this victory.”
LEONARD ELLERBE, CEO of Mayweather Promotions
“We have a terrific show on Friday at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. It is a great card from top to bottom.
“I'd like to thank everyone for promoting this great weekend. We work on giving you the best fights and this card will lead into the great event on Saturday.”
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Smith vs. Davis, a 10-round super welterweight bout, is presented by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions and is sponsored by Corona, O'Reilly Auto Parts and GoldenRam. The Joint doors will open at 3:00 p.m. and the first fight begins at 3:15 p.m. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets, priced at $95, $65, $35 and $25, not including applicable service charges and taxes, are on sale now and available for purchase by visiting The Joint box office, calling 800.745.3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.