Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos: Luis Ortiz, Washington, De La Hoya Workouts

LUIS ORTIZ, Undefeated Top Rated Heavyweight Contender, Photos by Jennifer Arredondo

"My passion is boxing. I've been training since I was 12-years-old. Since that age I've been training to be a champion. I don't like to talk a lot; I let my fists do the talking. I just know I am going to be a world champion. The 'Real King Kong' is here to stay.

"I know that my opponent has a lot of experience. At the professional level you need to overcome experienced champions and continue moving forward and overcoming obstacles. I respect him as all boxers deserve respect but my thoughts are about being a world champion and being the best boxer in the world, I am the 'Next Champion of the World' and this Thursday I am surely going to be victorious."

GERALD WASHINGTON, Undefeated Heavyweight Top Prospect

"I've had a great training camp. I've had a long time to prepare. I've been working hard and we're ready to go.

[On his opponent Skipp Scott]

"I know that he's a big guy that comes forward and that he tries to be aggressive. He's six foot eight inches and 270 pounds, so I'm looking forward to fighting someone bigger than me for the first time. It's going to be fun.

"I'm excited about being the co-main event this Thursday. These fights are preparing for bigger and better things. My career as a professional boxer is progressing and I'm ready to go for anything that comes my way. For now all I can say is that Thursday is going to be exciting."

DIEGO DE LA HOYA, Junior Featherweight Rising Star

"I've been training for about a month with great sparring sessions and it's been a great preparation overall.

"I'm happy about being able to fight close to home [Mexicali] especially because a lot of family and friends will be there [Fantasy Springs] to support me.

"I don't know much about my opponent. I know that he's Puerto Rican and that makes him dangerous.

"Fighting on FOX Sports 1/Fox Deportes 1 again makes me very happy because my family that can't come to the U.S. can watch on FOX Sports 1 or FOX Deportes in Mexicali.

"Thursday will be a great night of boxing; I'm going to give all of the fans a great victory." 

# # #

ABOUT "NIGHT OF THE HEAVYWEIGHTS:"

"Night Of The Heavyweights" is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and O'Reilly Auto Parts. The Fantasy Springs Event Center doors open at 4:00 p.m. PT and the first fight starts at 5:00 p.m. PT. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at  www.fantasyspringsresort.com .

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Flaco-N13 on 04-02-2014

_Why is Luis Ortiz shaking hands with Death Row executive producer Suge Knight? LMNO

Comment by Respect Power on 04-01-2014

[QUOTE=RA-Box;14386621]He looks the part: 6'4" and 235 lbs[/QUOTE] That's for sure .. And from from what I've seen of him he has decent speed for his size.

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 04-01-2014

[QUOTE=garfios;14386544]can you imagine if the less herald of the Cuban HW's is the one to win a belt,[/QUOTE] Ha, ha, ha...I doubt it, but you never know. I thought Solis was the only one with an outside chance at a…

Comment by RA-Box on 04-01-2014

[QUOTE=garfios;14386544]can you imagine if the less herald of the Cuban HW's is the one to win a belt,[/QUOTE] He looks the part: 6'4" and 235 lbs

Comment by garfios on 04-01-2014

can you imagine if the less herald of the Cuban HW's is the one to win a belt,

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Cleverly Hungry To Relive The Dream of Being World Champion Parker Stops Dimitrenko In Three, Retains Mandatory Slot Frank Warren: Show in Cardiff Keeps Getting Bigger and Better Carl Froch, Johnny Nelson Split on Braehmer-Cleverly Outcome Anthony Mundine Seriously Considering a Future in Politics Joseph Parker Aims To Make a Big Statement With Dimitrenko Braehmer-Cleverly: Five Years Later, Yet Right On Time Peter Quillin Starts Rebuilding Career - With Virgil Hunter! Mikkel Kessler Expects Big Things From His Protege Khattab Joseph Parker Compares Younger Brother To 'Little Mike Tyson' Erik Ruiz Shocks Hanzel Martinez, John Vera Blasts Out Zizic Arum: De La Hoya is Like a Momma in How He Protects Canelo! Upset Alert: Dominguez Stops Payasito Hernandez In Four Petrov Batters Perez For TKO, in Line For Linares-Crolla Winner Mike Lee Drops, Outworks Chris Traietti To Grab Clear Decision Mike Towell Dies From Injuries in Knockout Loss To Dale Evans Joseph Parker's Promoter: Andy Ruiz on Board With The Fight Mauricio Herrera vs. Pablo Cesar Cano on November 18 WBO, WBA Keeping Close Eye on Tyson Fury Cocaine Scandal AIBA Developing Anti-Betting Program For Boxers Photos: Humberto Soto, Daniel Ruiz Prepared For Mexican War Klitschko's Manager: Fury is Most Unworthy Champion in History! Ed Brown, Alejandro Hernandez Ready For Respective Bouts Manny Pacquiao: No Reason To Apologize For Past Drug Use Kovalev, Bellew Backing Cleverly To Overcome Braehmer Nehomar Cermeno's Win Opens The Door For Scott Quigg Clash Peralta Leaves Cab at Home, Heads To Miami With New Coach Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Ready For War Petrov Talks Linares-Crolla, Promises Fireworks With Perez Tyson Fury Tests Positive For Cocaine! Titles in Jeopardy! Braehmer, Cleverly Make Weight For Long Awaited Clash Mundine Wants To Boycott National Anthem, Eyes Politics Stephen A. Smith on Why Mayweather-Pacquiao 2 is Possible Golovkin's Coach: Ward Fight Impossible - He Couldn't Make 168! Telemundo Weights: Hernandez 122, Dominguez 121 Parker Sees Benefits of Fighting in UK Prior To Joshua Showdown Mike Lee: We've Built Up To This, I'm Ready For It, I'm Excited Bradley: There Are Levels; Vargas Will Find Out Against Pacquiao Billy Joe Saunders vs. Artur Akavov Set For October 22 Adrien Broner vs. Ricky Burns Nearly Finalized For December
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement