Undefeated super middleweight Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster (17-0, 8 KOs) is returning to action on Tuesday night, taking on once-beaten Ghanaian fighter Obodai Sai (23-1, 17 KOs) at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. The fight will be the main event of a Parx Casino Tuesday Night Fights card, which is being hosted by Joe Hand Promotions and DandD Management.
“This fight means a whole lot to me,” Webster stated. “Ever since I was about 7-0, I’ve been trying to fight guys with these great records. I’ve always wanted to fight guys with credible records, guys who are supposed to be something in the future. This is a sport of competition. With me being so competitive, I refuse to be anything less than number one. Taking this fight with Sai, I want to be very impressionable. I want to make a statement from the opening round. I thought that I was getting a fight with David Lopez, a world class veteran who I would’ve liked to fight when I was around 10-0. But right now, I’m focused on Sai, and I plan on giving him what he’s coming for, and giving it to him in incredible fashion.”
Webster has long let it be known that he wants to fight better opposition, and he couldn’t help but share his excitement in getting this fight with Sai.
“I’m really excited,” he remarked. “Hopefully, this guy will make me have to open up my arsenal, make me have to go into my archives. There’s so much about me that fight fans haven’t seen yet, so I’m really excited that I might get to show my real talent. People haven’t even really begun to see me fight yet. I’m hoping this fight gives me the opportunity to start making the statement that I belong on the level of these world class fighters, that I’m not here by mistake. I’m here because I belong here.”
Come Tuesday night, Webster made it clear exactly what kind of statement he hopes to make.
“Anything less than a stoppage within three rounds will be a disappointment to me,” he said. “There’s nothing I would like to see more than knocking this boy out. If not that, then I want to see him quit by the end of the third round. There’s only three ways out of there: Me knocking you out, you quitting or the referee realizing that I’m too much for him.”
2300 Arena is located at 2300 South Swanson Street in Philadelphia. Tickets are $20 for students showing ID, with secured seats at $30 for the general public and $50 for reserved seats.
For any interview requests with Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster, contact Team Webster publicist John Archibald at jarchibald@ResSports.com.