Saul Alvarez quotes; Majewski-Upshaw on Saturday

CANELO ALVAREZ, World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Welterweight World Champion

"Oscar de la Hoya recommended I train in Big Bear and I really liked it. It was a really good place to train. I could really focus up there with no distractions."

"Training camp went by really fast because I love my job. At times training at home is a distraction, so training in Big Bear was a really good change. I had a good camp."

"It took me about 10 to 15 days to get used to the altitude. It was rally hard to breathe, a 25 minute run felt like an hour."

"Rhodes is a strong fighter and is going to be tough. He can take a good punch and he's awkward because he can switch hit."

"I want to give Jalisco the best 'Canelo' I can. I'm excited to defend my title in Guadalajara in front of my people."

"I consider it an honor to be compared to the 'Golden Boy' but I obviously have my mind set to accomplish much more. Records are made to be broken and that is my goal."

"My goal is to be the best fighter. To be the best, you have to challenge the best, and I think I could be ready for Pacquiao in a year."

JOSE "CHEPO" REYNOSO, Alavarez's Manager and Trainer

"I liked having training camp in Big Bear. It was really good preparation and we had an intense camp. You can tell he's really confident and focused right now."

"We are all very excited to return to Mexico. We are ready to be there and fight in front of our people."

"We didn't do anything else besides train, watch film of Rhodes and watch movies. We rented over 105 movies."

"Rhodes is a complicated fighter. He switches hands and is very strong. We worked hard to overcome that."

EDDY REYNOSO, Alvarez's Manager and Trainer

"Camp was really good and the challenge of dealing with the altitude made it a more intense camp, but ultimately the challenge made it more rewarding."

"We implemented a lot of exercises that really increased the velocity of his punches. We also worked a lot to improve his defense."

"We sparred over 100 rounds and trained really hard."

HBO Boxing After Dark will televise this 12-round World Championship bout, which is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions in association with Hatton Promotions and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T beginning at 10:30 pm ET / PT. The co-feature will be a showdown of two of the top young super featherweights in the world, when unbeaten Adrien "The Problem" Broner battles Jason Litzau for the USNBC title in a ten round bout which is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with R&R Promotions, Roy Jones Jr.'s Square Ring Promotions and DiBella Entertainment

Majewski, Upshaw Both Weigh 159 for NABO Middleweight title fight Saturday night in Mississippi!

Southaven, Miss. (June 10, 2011) - Undefeated middleweight contender Patrick "The Machine" Majewski and Marcus Upshaw both checked in at 159 pounds for their NABO middleweight title fight tomorrow night at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Miss.

Their twelve round fight is the co-featured bout to "TNT at the DCC," which is promoted by Prize Fight, Global Boxing and Greg Cohen. The main event will feature former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman against Galen Brown.

The 31-year-old Majewski, whose record is spotless at 16-0 (11 KO), is a native of Radom, Poland now living in Atlantic City, NJ. He was upbeat at the weigh-in, confident that his extensive preparations with head trainer Bill Johnson and conditioning coach Sean Sutton have made him ready for anything.

"We've been training hard for seven weeks because we know this is a great opportunity to get the big fights I want," said Majewski, who has won his last four fights by knockout. "I keep in mind that I have to win this fight because it will put me on the road to the top."

Upshaw, age 30 from Jacksonville, FL, has a record of 13-5-1 (6 KO) that was built against very tough opposition throughout North America. Upshaw was the underdog when he defeated 21-1 Renen St. Juste and 10-0 Ahsandi Gibbs, only to come out on top in the end.

"I respect Majewski," said Upshaw. "I've seen all of his fights and I know he's good. Tomorrow we're gonna dance."

Tickets for TNT at the DCC are on sale now and are BUY 1 GET 1 FREE! Tickets can be purchased at the DeSoto Civic Center Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or by visiting Ticketmaster online at Tickets are priced very affordable beginning at just $25.

Doors for the event open at 7:00 PM and the first bout is slated to begin at 7:30 PM. "TNT at the DCC "will be broadcast via tape delay on Fox's Sportsouth network throughout the southeastern United States on Comcast and nationally on DirectTV and DISH Network, reaching nearly ninety million homes.

Article posted on 11.06.2011

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