Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos: Broner, Maidana, Thurman, Santa Cruz Workouts

Adrien Broner, Undefeated WBA Welterweight and Three-Division World Champion:

[On how he prepares for a fighter that is so aggressive] " He [Maidana] has never fought me.  He's never seen anybody in the ring like me, so he doesn't know what he's going to encounter."

[On doing anything different in training to maintain his punching power at 147 pounds] "I'm okay.  I've been eating a lot of ice cream."

[On Marcos Maidana being a knockout victim] "I don't have to explain what is already understood. He makes a lot of mistakes.

[On flying 65 family members to Colorado for Thanksgiving] "I just wanted to have a good time for Thanksgiving and see my family, but it was right back to work after that.

"I have to stay focused.  I am not going to allow distraction.  I'm not going to lie.  This is the biggest fight of my career to date.  He is going to try to hurt me, so I am ready and focused."

Marcos Maidana, Former WBA Junior Welterweight Champion:

"The plan is that when I fight Broner, I am going to hit him everywhere and be busier.  I'm prepared to throw many punches in the fight and pressure him.  I've also trained to cut off the ring.

"It's very important to attack the body, the arms and later the head.

"I am not sure that he [Broner] is the best I've faced, but he is definitely different."

Keith Thurman, WBA Interim Welterweight World Champion:

"I am truly blessed to be where I am in the world of boxing. This is a dream come true.  I have been boxing since the age of seven and in the amateur ranks all I ever wanted to be was a world champion.

"I am happy to be here.  I am happy to receive the fan base and the recognition that I deserve and being on the networks. I fight hard.  I am hungry all of the time and even though I have a belt, I'm still hungry.  There are plenty other belts out there and you better believe that my fight against Soto Karass is going to be one heck of a fight.  I am also looking forward to 2014."

[On calling out Paulie Malignaggi in the past] "Paulie was on my mind due to that title, but when Adrien Broner took it, then that makes me look forward to stepping into that ring with 'AB' in 2014.  A lot of fans want that fight and I want what the fans want."

[On Soto Karass] "I think he is a highly estimated fighter.  He is 120 percent  hard work and dedication.  He says he has a new passion for the sport and I believe him.  He has been training hard in camp and I am not underestimating him.  I am looking forward to a tremendous fight on Saturday night.

"All you have to do is watch Soto Karass' fights.  He gets hit.   He tends to have a little bit of boxing skills and we will see if his team was working a little bit more on that with this fight.  No matter what I plan on being the sharper fighter, the stronger fighter and the smarter fighter."

Jesus Soto Karass, Welterweight Contender:

 "Keith Thurman doesn't have a weakness.  He's a young fighter and he's strong.  He is going to give it his best, but he is going to see that I am hands on.  I have put more effort and concentration into my career than he has.  I admit that I am the more daring fighter and Thurman has never fought someone with my mentality. 

"God willing I will fight the winner of Broner vs. Maidana.

"I have prepared well and I have no fear of Thurman because I have fought tougher fights.  We're going to give it our all in the ring."

Leo Santa Cruz, WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion:

"I'm going to do what I have to do in the ring.  Since I was younger I had a dream of becoming a champion and make a better life for my family.  I have been able to accomplish that dream, but I know that if I lose then everything would be taken away.

"Sometimes I can't believe that I am at this level of fighting and everything I have accomplished.  I am excited and very happy because this is what I have worked so hard  for, and I don't want anyone take that title away.

[On how much longer he will be at this weight] "Right now everything is good.  I would like to fight one or two more defenses then move up in weight."

Cesar Seda, Super Bantamweight Title Challenger:

"I have trained really hard for this fight against Santa Cruz.  I'm focused and ready for Saturday night."

Beibut Shumenov, WBA Super & IBA Light Heavyweight Champion:

"I'm very happy to be here and I just want to show everybody that I am the best Light Heavyweight Champion in the world."

Tamas Kovacs, Former WBO European & WBF Light Heavyweight Champion:

"My training camp has been going well.  Shumenov is a good boxer, but I am a more intelligent fighter."

Jamell Herring, Former 2012 Olympian Prospect and Lightweight:

[On Lance Williams saying he was going to knock him out] "If you look at his record and the opponents he has fought, they weren't tough.  I was in the Marine Corps and I have been through worse.  I have had more experience in both my amateur and professional careers.  I am definitely not threatened by him."

Lance Williams, Lightweight Prospect:

[On his opponent Jamel Herring] "He is a high volume puncher but I am going to go out there and be the aggressor.  I am going to come straight forward and cut the ring off."

Ricardo Alvarez, Junior Welterweight Prospect:

"I am really happy to be here in San Antonio.  I'm really happy that I am going to be able to box in front of the Mexican fans.

"I have been here with my brother in the past, so I know the type of fight fans to expect.  I'm going to put on a good show.  I'm confident that I am going to win this fight and would like to fight Omar Figueroa next."

Robert Easter, Jr., Top Lightweight Rising Star:

"I trained hard and hopefully I will get my opponent out of there early.  It's about the knockout.  I've only been to the third round in my career so far.  At this point I'm not getting paid enough to do a display of boxing for all of those rounds.  I make it a point to get my opponent out of there earlier.  I'm going to go out there and give it my all.  I give him two or three rounds.  I'm feeling strong right now, stronger than I have ever felt."

Jermain Taylor, Former Undisputed Middleweight Champion:

"Training has been great and I have been really focused in camp.  I am 35-years-old so I have a small window of opportunity.  I have been boxing since I was 12 and I am an Olympian.  People would say that I would never make it to the Olympics and I did that and they also said that I would never be a champion and I did that too."

[On whether his legacy of fighting top-notch champions is recognized] "I have fought many talented champion in my career and I don't care about the legacy.  I'm happy.  My family is being fed.  Damn the legacy."

Rau'shee Warren, Three-Time U.S. Olympian (2004, 2008 & 2012):

"I don't know anything about my opponent, but that doesn't matter.  It will take me about a minute to figure him out.  Because I have been around the world and I'm a three-time Olympian.  I have fought in different countries.  I have had to fight different styled fighters and have had to learn to adapt.

" I'm ready for a win on Saturday.  I've been training in Colorado with my team and I am motivated.  My team always motivates me to be in the best shape I can be."

# # #

"DANGER ZONE: Broner vs. Maidana," a 12-round fight for Broner's WBA Welterweight World Championship taking place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions and sponsored by Corona, AT&T, Grudge Match and Casamigos Tequila. In the 12-round co-featured attraction, Keith Thurman will defend his interim WBA Welterweight World Championship against Jesus Soto Karass. Leo Santa Cruz will put his WBC Super Bantamweight World title on the line against Cesar Seda in a 12-round bout and Beibut Shumenov faces Tamas Kovacs in a 12-round clash for Shumenov's WBA Super & IBA Light Heavyweight World titles. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast will air live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP). Preliminary bouts will air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

Tickets priced at $250, $200, $150, $100, $75, $50, $25, $20 and $10, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges are available at the Alamodome box office, or through Leija*Battah Promotions by calling (210) 979-3302 or emailing [email protected]  or online at www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations, by calling (800) 745-3000

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tobi.G on 12-13-2013

War Maidana War Thurman

Comment by mex602 on 12-12-2013

war chino war Soto Karass war Santa Cruz

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 12-12-2013

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;14020072]i honestly dont think soto-karass stands a chance. easy fight for thurman imo.[/QUOTE] Same here athoug not as easy as you think, but yes confortable win

Comment by CANELOLUJAH on 12-12-2013

I take it Broner didnt want to stand next to chino after Chino scared Broner to death last time they met face to face, so he sent all his homies instead. [IMG]http://www.boxingscene.com/uploads/72651/004_Group_Shot.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by chargerhemi06 on 12-12-2013

Soto karass's nose if f-ed up. I don't see how he can breathe out of his nose.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (17)
Top Headlines Eubank Jr: Mayweather-McGregor is a Once in a Lifetime Fight McGregor: This is NOT Even Close To My Toughest Challenge Ever Rex Tso Ready To Raise His Level For Kohei Kono Showdown Dana White Fires Back, Lashes Out at "Senile F***" Bob Arum McGregor: I Told Malignaggi - 'You Look Stupid, Get Over The Photo' Edis Tatli, Francesco Patera Rematch Agreement is Reached Cunningham: I'm Prepared To Do Whatever To Get The Job Done Klitschko Praises Floyd, Says McGregor Reminds Him of Fight Club Marciano's Son: Mayweather Should Not Be 50-0 With Win! Video: Joe Cortez Discusses Mayweather vs. McGregor, More Payano Easily Out-Boxes Santiago, Wins Unanimous Decision Ladarius Miller Beats Jamel Herring; Ashley Theophane Loses Photos: Jack-Cleverly, Cunningham-Tabiti - FaceOffs at T-Mobile Video: Malignaggi Discusses Conor McGregor Confrontation Photos: Mayweather, McGregor - Grand Arrivals at T-Mobile McGregor: Mayweather Praying That I’m Struggling to Make Weight Video: McGregor, Malignaggi Nearly Erupt at T-Mobile Arena McGregor, Malignaggi in Heated Confrontation at Grand Arrivals Video: Mayweather, McGregor Camps Near Scuffle at T-Mobile Cleverly Feels Win Over Badou Jack Will Secure Andre Ward Shot Mayweather Believes McGregor is Struggling To Make Weight Carl Frampton is Urged To Sign Promotional With Eddie Hearn Crawford-Indongo Telecast Averaged 965,000 Viewers on ESPN Former Sparring Partner Admits McGregor Was Not Hard To Hit Eubank Jr: Mayweather Will Be More Aggressive, Will Go For KO Shane McGuigan Removes Carl Frampton From Twitter Bio Mayweather-McGregor News; Burnett-Zhanat Zhakiyanov, More TMT's DeJuan Blake: McGregor is Awkward, Mayweather is Ready Paul Hyland vs Stephen Ormond on October 21 in Belfast Jeff Horn: I'd Fight Mayweather Like Maidana Did - But Consistent! Cotto Unfazed By All the Attention Paid to Mayweather-McGregor NSAC Head: McGregor is Younger, Stronger, Longer, Big Puncher Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo: Post-Undisputed Report Card McGregor's Trainer: No Doubt Mayweather Gets Knocked Out! Estrada Training Hard, Expects High Drama With Carlos Cuadras Euro News: Virgilijus Stapuliones, Frenois vs. Dib, More Ellerbe: Mayweather Brought Boxing Back, People Talking Again! Malignaggi: The Boxing World is Laughing at McGregor! Roy Jones Jr. and BeIN Sports Ink Television Deal For Events Harmonito Dela Torre Furious Over Saul Rodriguez Withdrawal
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement