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Chilemba-Miranda quotes

A press conference was held today to discuss the Warriors Boxing and Sampson Boxing ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised boxing event entitled "Superbrawls", scheduled for tomorrow, (Friday, February 3), in the Dallas Events Center at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas.

Superbrawls will be topped by a 10-round light heavyweight main event between Colombian powerhouse Edison "Pantera" Miranda and South Africa's WBC #6, WBA #13, and WBO #14-rated Isaac "Golden Boy" Chilemba, and also feature two up-and-coming warriors in the eight-round co-main event: Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (14-0, 11 KOs) against fellow undefeated Hylon Williams Jr. (15-0, 3 KOs).

As a very special added attraction, unbeaten heavyweight prospects Magomed Abdusalamov (12-0, 12 KOs) Moscow, Russia, and Cuba's Pedro Rodriguez (8-0, 6 KOs) will lock up in a six-round battle.

The following are excerpted fighter quotes from the conference:

Edison "Pantera" Miranda

I've been hearing what he's been saying on the Internet. I want him to know this is not Africa with lions and tigers. This is ESPN.

This fight won't last five rounds.

I've fought so many great fighters. Give me one name of who you have fought. He hasn't fought anybody. I'm going to destroy him.

I feel sorry for all the other light heavyweights in the world.

Isaac "The Golden Boy" Chilemba

I'm looking forward to the fight.

I was supposed to fight next week on the Berto/Ortiz undercard when my manager told me about the opportunity to take on Edison Miranda on ESPN. I was very excited.

We have the game plan to beat Edison and I can't wait to start exchanging punches with him.

Pedro Rodriguez

I'm going to show the world this guy (Abdusalamov) is not such a badass and I'm going to show the world what I can do tomorrow night.

"Mago" Magomed Abdusalamov

I will do the same thing to this opponent that I did the last time I was here. Watch what I did to Rich Power. That's what I'm going to do to him.

Hylon "Suave" Williams

I know he's very well prepared well, but so am I.

Thanks to my opponent for taking the fight, a lot of people have wanted to see this fight for a long time and tomorrow, we will put on a great show.

Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy

My trainer, Miguel Diaz is the best in boxing. I haven't stopped training since my last fight.

I've already beaten one undefeated fighter and tomorrow night, I'm going to do it again.

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Topping the all-action undercard will be "can't miss" Puerto Rican super middleweight prospect Roberto Jose Acevedo (2-0, 1 KO) in a four-round showcase fight against Las Vegas resident Velvet Malone (0-3).

Other bouts scheduled include a noteworthy six-round super featherweight tussle between Igrim, Russia's undefeated Eveny Gradovich (11-0, 6 KOs) and Las Vegas' Robert Osiobe (11-3-4, 6 KOs); a four-round junior welterweight match-up between Vegas residents Cameron Kreal (0-0-2) and Jesus Gutierrez (1-0, 1 KO); and Puerto Rico's Juan Carlos Velasquez (10-1, 5 KOs) in a six-round super featherweight bout against TBA.

Tickets for "Super Brawls" are priced at $25 and $50 and are available at Ticketmaster, any Texas Station rewards center or at Stationcasinos.com/concerts. A few VIP seats are available at a price of $100. Please call (954) 985-1155.

On fight night, doors open at 5:30 and the action starts at 6:00 pm.

Station Bucks may be used to purchase tickets. All ages welcome. Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult 21 or over. Show subject to change without notice. Management reserves all rights. Digital Photography and video prohibited. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Boarding Pass Rewards Center, The Fiesta's, by logging onto stationcasinos.com/concerts or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel is located at 2101 Texas Star Ln in North Las Vegas. Telephone: (702) 631-1000 or (800)654-8888.

RONNY RIOS VS. JEREMY McLAURIN & ALEJANDRO PEREZ VS.DERRICK WILSON SET FOR SATURDAY

LOS ANGELES, February 2 - Looking to start their 2012 campaigns with a bang, a host of warriors from boxing's lighter weight classes will take to the ring at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, Calif. this Saturday, February 4, intent on showing the loyal Southern California fight community that the real action begins at 147 pounds and below.

In the TeleFutura "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" main event scheduled for eight rounds in the junior lightweight division, unbeaten Santa Ana product Ronny Rios (16-0, 7 KO's) faces off with hometown favorite Jeremy McLaurin (9-2, 5 KO's) of Anaheim. The co-main event will be an eight round featherweight matchup between Salinas' Alejandro Perez (15-3-1, 10 KO's) and Florida's Derrick Wilson (9-2-2, 3 KO's).

The action doesn't there, as debuting featherweights Julian Ramirez of Los Angeles and Javier Damian of Mexico City both look to get that first professional win under their belt in a four round fight expected to produce plenty of hard-hitting action.

Plus, local welterweights collide as unbeaten East Los Angeles prospect Luis Mora (1-0-1, 1 KO) aims for his second professional win against the always tough Ricardo Malfavon (2-7-1, 2 KO's) in a four round bout and, opening up the event, will be a four round junior lightweight clash between Santa Ana's Jose Sanchez (6-2, 3 KO's) and Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico veteran Manuel Sarabia (16-33-10, 10 KO's).

Rios vs. McLaurin headlines a night of world-class professional boxing presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. Doors open at 6:00 pm, the first bell rings at 7:00 pm and the TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:00 pm ET/PT.

Tickets, priced at $30 and $50, may be purchased online at www.flavorus.com/soloboxeo.

Joe Hanks vs. Rafael Pedro on Saturday

ALBANY, NY (February 2, 2012) A huge crowd of media and fans crowded into Exhibition Hall at The Times Union Center in Albany, New York on Thursday afternoon as Star Boxing held a final press conference for "KO AT THE TU" an evening of world class professional boxing set for this Saturday night, February 4th.

Both main event participants, Joe "The Future" Hanks and monstrous Cuban Rafael Pedro expressed full confidence heading into their ten round heavyweight battle for Hank's IBA Heavyweight World Title.

Also ready for battle at the press conference were world ranked bantamweights Sahib Usarov of Moscow, Russia and Cuban Yan Barthelemy who will be featured in the co-main event for the WBO Inter-Continental World Title.

On Friday, February 3rd at 4:30pm, fans are invited to the Official Public Weigh-In where the fighters on the six-bout card will face-off for the final time prior to their scheduled bouts.

The weigh-in will take place at the Hampton Inn and Suites located at 25 Chapel Street in Albany.

Finally, on Fight Night, Saturday, February 4th at 6:30pm, doors will open at the Times Union Center with the first bell at 7:30pm. Following the main event, fans are welcome to stay at the Times Union Center where they can participate as extras in the filming of "The Challenger", a major motion picture which will use the arena for its final boxing scenes.

Advance tickets, priced at $30, $40, $50 and $75, are available through Ticketmaster, (www.Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000) or at the Times Union Center Box Office, (www.timesunioncenter-albany.com), and at all local Wal-Mart Music Centers. Tickets are also available by calling Star Boxing at 718-823-2000 or on their website www.starboxing.com.

**Discounted Student Tickets are available at the Times Union Box Office only through February 3rd for $37 with valid ID.

The Times Union Center is location at 51 South Pearl Street in Albany, New York, 12207.

Article posted on 03.02.2012



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