ShoBox Weights and Quotes: Quintero-Harris, Avalos-Wilson

NOTE: WEIGHTS (July 30, 2009) Talented, once-beaten prospect Marvin Quintero weighed in at the contracted weight of 131 pounds and hard-hitting veteran Tyrone Harris tipped the scales at 132 pounds during Thursdays weigh in at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif. Harris will be allowed to fight, but will be fined by the California State Athletic Commission for failing to make the contracted weight..

boxingUndefeated bantamweight prospect Chris Avalos and knockout artist Andre Wilson both measured 117 pounds for the ShoBox co-feature. Quintero (16-1, 12 KOs) hopes to continue his ascension through the ranks with a win over the experienced Harris (23-5, 15 KOs) in a 10-round junior lightweight bout on Friday, July 31, live on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).

In the co-feature, bantamweight prospect Avalos (10-0, 8 KOs) faces the tough Wilson (11-2-1, 9 KOs) in an eight-round bantamweight bout.

The event is promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, and will originate from Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif.

What the fighters had to say before Thursdays weigh in:



I know its a tough fight, but well do whatever we have to do in there. If we have to adjust, well adjust. Were ready for a war. Were ready to go the distance. It doesnt matter.

It was a harder training camp because hes a lefty like me. Ive been working with Antonio DeMarco (who just became the WBCs No. 1 ranked lightweight and mandatory challenger to current champion Edwin Valero with a win over Anjes Adjaho on July 11 on SHOWTIME). Were gym mates. We work well together. We bring the best out of each other and we push each other.

Since I was a little kid, Ive always said Ill get two titles. The first will be a degree in engineering and the second will be a world title. Im about one year away from my degree.

(Wes) Ferguson was a tough fight. It took me a while to figure him out, but once I did, I was OK. Ferguson ran from me, but Harris wont. Hell stay and battle, but were ready for it.

Theres no rush to fight for a title. I take it one win at a time. After I get my title in school, then Ill get my boxing title.



I feel great about my power. Ive got a punchers chance against anybody. I just need to keep loose in the there.

It was pretty hard to get down to this weight starting out. I had to watch what I ate, but I feel strong and ready.

In my last fight, I took my opponent for granted. Im not going to make that mistake this time.

The last loss made me better. It made me hungrier. I now realize the sacrifices it takes to be successful.

Ive fought a lot of lefties. Thats just a coincidence, but I like fighting them. I wont have any problems with Quintero being lefty.

I got to stay focused from the first round to the last round. When Ive been training, Ive had to focus on the mental aspect. The physical thing comes easy for me; I just have to focus on the mental aspect of fighting.

Were going to give it 150 percent. I just got to do my thing. Im not worried about losing or winning. Of course I want to win, but I just want to perform.



This is a tough fight, dont get me wrong. Im confident Ill come out with a victory.

My power is something that comes natural. Hes never been down, but I havent either.

This is my first fight against a true southpaw, but weve had some excellent sparring. Weve been with the best as far as sparring.

Ive fought a home fight before, so Im not worried.

Its going to be a good fight. Hes got some experience, but Im prepared.

Its cool to be fighting on SHOWTIME for the first time. My manager (Mike Criscio) always said, when youre nine or 10-0, youll be fighting on ShoBox. My time has come.



Ive been in a couple of wars. This kid hasnt. Well see what kind of fighter he really is when the bell rings because Im ready for a war.

Im a natural right hander, but I fight southpaw. I got pop in both of my hands.

Hes never been in the ring with anybody like me. Ive fought guys that are 126 and 130 pounds.

I always take my losses and keep my head up. I got robbed in my last fight, but I dont let it bother me. I think Im undefeated, but on paper Im not. I push myself.

It doesnt matter where I fight. I come and do what I have to do.

Do I want the knockout? Yeah, Id like to knock him out. But Ill take whatever I can get.

It doesnt matter that hes a California guy. Im a road warrior. Ill fight anybody, anywhere.

Im real dedicated to this. I work in the gym everyday. Weve prepared well for this.

Ive never been down and I dont plan on starting tomorrow night.


Nick Charles and Steve Farhood will call the ShoBox action along with former light heavyweight kingpin, Antonio Tarver, who will serve as a special guest analyst. The executive producer of ShoBox is Gordon Hall with Richard Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing.

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Article posted on 31.07.2009

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