Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Estrada Confident He Can Knock Antonio DeMarco Out

By James Blears

A needle causing a rash of irritation has already crept into the pre-fight banter between WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco, and his upcoming challenger, fellow Mexican Daniel Estrada.

During a conference call at the WBC headquarters in Mexico City’s Zona Rosa, Tony (27-2-1, 20 KO’s) was generous in his assessment of his compatriot. He said Daniel is strong, experienced and hungry. The voluntary defense, which is scheduled for July 28th in Rosarito, Baja California will be all the more keenly contested, because it’s between two Mexicans.

Fifth ranked Daniel (28-2-1, 21 KO’s) who’s from the State of Mexico, attended the presser. He praised Tony as a worthy champion. But egged on by the national press, he also retorted that if there’s going to be any KO, it’ll be delivered by him. This drew roars of laughter from the champion, who thanked him for providing all the more motivation in the training phase.

Daniel, who’s been altitude training at the Nevada De Toluca summed up the edgy atmosphere by commenting: “This is the most important fight of my life. We’re fighting on his home turf, but up in the ring, it’s just going to be the two of us.

“He’s very determined and has the experience of a world champion, but we’re going to capitalize on his mistakes with the best strategy. It’s always difficult to predict a knockout, but I always go into a fight with that mindset. And I’m going to give absolutely everything to become champion of the world.”

If DeMarco wins, he will defend the belt against John Molina Jr. on September 8 in an HBO televised fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by any craic lad? on 06-13-2012

Interesting Demarcos taking a fight so close too the Molina fight but it will be god in that Estrada will have a height advantage just like Molina so it should be good.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Marcos Reyes Plans Shocker: David Lemieux is NOT Invincible 30 years later, Tim Ryan on Leonard-Hagler and the Golden Age Mikey Garcia: If Gamboa Can Get a Title, I Would Fight Him Miguel Cotto Ring Return Being Positioned For June 24 Jermell Charlo: Hatley Hasn't Fought Near My Level of Competition Kudryashov-Durodola Rematch - WBC Final Eliminator, May 20 Juan Manuel Marquez Files Lawsuit Over Fraud, 2.3 Million Stolen Luis Ortiz: After My April Fight - I Want Wilder, Joshua or Parker! Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Receives Hero's Welcome at Home Arum Tired of Waiting, Gives Pacquiao Deadline To Decide on Horn Sullivan Barrera: Parker Fight is Another Step To a World Title Luis Ortiz vs. Derric Rossy Possible For Berto-Porter Card Froch: We May See The 'Best and Last' of Klitschko With Joshua Photos: Alberto Machado, Juan Jose Martinez - Go Face To Face Mayweather Gets Partial Win Over Ms. Jackson in Court Ruling Fonfara: Training With Virgil Hunter Will Make Me a Better Fighter Francisco Vargas Might Not Return to Ring Until Sometime in 2018 Samuel Clarkson: I'm Ready To Go To War With Dmitry Bivol! Josh Kelly will face Jay Byrne in Pro Debut on Burns-Indongo Luis Ortiz Inks Pact With Al Haymon Frank Warren Hits Golovkin With Deadline To Ink Saunders Deal Canelo vs. Chavez - Movie Theater Information Photos: Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis - Face To Face at Final Presser Joe Cordina To Make Pro Debut on Murray-Rosado Card, April 22 Roach Hopes Cotto Still Gets in Two Fights Before Retirement Mikey Garcia: If I Go Up To 140, I'd Be Interested in Crawford Fight Roach: 'I Would Love' to Have Pacquiao Fight Keith Thurman Roach: I've Changed My Mind, Golovkin CAN'T Beat Andre Ward! Anthony Joshua Reflects on His Roots, Connection To Nigeria Juanma Continues To Motivate as Clash With Entrenadorcito Nears Liam Smith Vows To Use Williams To Make Statement To Critics Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Cotto, Golovkin, More Amir Khan Not Ruling Out Conor McGregor Fight in UFC or Boxing Kennedy Katende Ready To Do Damage in Sundsvall, Sweden Abel Sanchez: Ward Will Beat Kovalev, It Won't Be Controversial Errol Spence: 30,000 Fans Rooting For Kell Brook Won't Faze Me Video: Robert Garcia on Mikey, Golovkin-Jacobs, More Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis: Torch Songs Video: Abner Mares Discusses His Career, Future Options Golovkin's Coach Reacts To De La Hoya's Position on June Fight
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement