Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Emanuele Leo Focused on Stunning Anthony Joshua - Boxing News
 
Follow BoxingScene
 
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  10/3/2013       Read more by Ben Jacobs         
   
Emanuele Leo Focused on Stunning Anthony Joshua
Mobile Version Share Click Here To Email   Search BoxingScene Database 

By Ben Jacobs

The Britannia International Hotel in Canary Wharf was the setting for today’s final press conference for Matchroom Sports’ big bill at the O2 arena this Saturday night.  2012 Olympic Gold medal winner, Anthony Joshua, in his debut fight, faces little known Italian, Emanuele Leo (8-0, 3KOs).  In addition, Bury’s Scott Quigg will face Cuban Yoandris Salinas for the WBA super-bantamweight title.

BoxingScene was able to speak briefly with Leo after the press conference.
“I’m really happy to be in London even if I’ve seen little of the city,” said the 32-year-old.

“Regarding Anthony, I know he’s a top fighter, I’ll try to be better than him.
“I’ve heard some comments from people that he didn’t deserve the gold medal. [Roberto] Cammarelle (the man Joshua defeated in the Olympic Games final) is a friend of mine, I would have preferred him to win but as far as the result goes – no comment!
“I’ve never fought a fighter as strong as Anthony but I’ve fought a few who were pretty strong,” he added.

“I trained in Puglia, in the south of Italy.  Training went well but it’s down to my trainer to judge that!”

Another interesting bout on the card is that of Kevin Mitchell (34-2, 24KOs) who will be hoping to continue his progress in an attempt to eventually land another world title shot.  The East London man takes on Mexico’s Marcos López (23-2, 14KOs).

“I haven’t looked at him [Mitchell] on video but I do know about him,” López told BoxingScene. 

“I’m well trained for this fight.  He knows what to do in the ring and so do I.  We’ll see who had the best preparation and that will determine who wins this fight. 

“They say sometimes you need a knockout to win away from home but we think we can win a decision if it’s a clear victory. 

“To me the fans are important, I want the fans to see a good show and go home satisfied.  I’ll show the best of me!”

López stressed that although he has fought most of his career at super-featherweight, he has no problems fighting a division above in a clash that will be for the IBF Intercontinental lightweight title.

Tags: Kevin Mitchell , Anthony Joshua



 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (0) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Frampton: Rigondeaux is Real WB...
  Petr Petrov Faces William Silva...
  Zoltan Petranyi is Ready To Fig...
  NSAC Rules to Proceed With Luis...
  Colorado's Power Punching Cardo...
  Karmazin: Sukhotsky Must Get KO...
  Sky Set To Roll Out 3 More PPV ...
  Michel on Beterbiev, Kovalev-Pa...
  Saunders, Joshua Co-Headline Ap...
  WBC Will Continue Their Fight A...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.