Joan Guzman National Conference Call Quotes

29.08.06 - Promoted by Sycuan Ringside Promotions, undefeated former world champion Joan Guzman (25-0, 17 KOs), of the Dominican Republic, challenges current WBO 130-pound champion Jorge Barrios Sept. 16 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and live on HBO Pay-Per-View. The following are quotes from Guzman from Tuesday’s national conference call:

“I feel very comfortable at 130. There comes a point in every boxer’s career where it’s difficult to get down to weight. I feel much stronger at 130.”

“I feel strong at 130 and I believe I can bring my power with me. Keep in mind that the opponents I’m fighting are better now, so it won’t be as easy to get a knock out.”

“It was my decision to move to 130. I tried to stay at 126 and fight Scott Harrison, but ultimately, there were bigger names at 130, so I wanted to fight there.”

“I felt good against Javier Jauregui, but Jauregui was difficult and I know that the fights from here on out will be more difficult than that fight. Obviously Barrios is better than Jauregui. But I’m hungrier; I’ve been preparing for two months in Las Vegas and feel great for this fight. There’s a chance Barrios is burned out at 130 pounds since he’s been there for so long. He better be in good shape because I’m coming to bring it.”

Article posted on 30.08.2006

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