Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Avalos Eyes Romero Rematch: I'll Knock His Ass Out!

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com caught up with Chris Avalos (22-2) shortly after his unanimous decision victory over Drian Francisco at the Texas Station Gambling Hall and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  The fight served as the main event of this week's installment of ESPN Friday Night Fights. Francisco started off fast winning the early rounds with his speed and jab before Avalos adjusted and took over the fight by applying pressure and wearing his opponent down.

"My performance was good.  I liked it.  The first couple of rounds I came out and I was feeling him, seeing what he had," Avalos stated.  "He wasn't strong at all. He was catching me with the overhand right looping it and he was catching me with a couple uppercuts but I noticed that in the middle of the fight and the last couple of rounds, when I started pressuring him he was shutting down.  I told myself that I am going to pressure him a lot more and let my hands go and that is what I did," Avalos stated.

The 23-year-old said that he hopes to be back in the ring soon and wants his next trip inside of the squared circle to be for a title fight.  One fight that he really wants is a rematch against IBF super bantamweight champion Jonathan Romero.  Avalos lost a split decision to Romero in their ShoBox December, 2011 fight that many observers felt he deserved to win. 

"I will fight whoever my manager puts in front of me, hopefully (the next fight is) for a world title.  You got Romero but I know he is scared. He don't want none.  I don't care who it is.  If it is him or whoever they want," Avalos stated.

The Lancaster, CA native said that he wasn't going to call out any names but couldn't resist taking another shot at his rival.  Avalos claimed that Romero told his manager that the only way he would give him a rematch is if the IBF orders it.  Romero will instead face Kiko Martinez on August 17th in a HBO televised fight.  He said that if he is given a rematch he won't let it get to the scorecards.

 "I am not going to throw any names out there.  I already threw one because he is a punk ass and he don't want to fight.  I know he don't want to fight me.  I don't care who it is.  I am ready to fight anyone.  Honestly I was in the running to fight him (in August) but he told my manager that he ain't going to fight me unless it's mandatory so he is running. We are going to see him pretty soon and when we do see him I am going to knock his ass out because he knows he lost.  Everybody knows he lost that fight and we are going to do it again but it is going to be on record this time," Avalos told BoxingScene.com. 

Send questions or comments to [email protected]  Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to BoxingScene Radio, BoxingScene's official audio on Tuesdays from 6-8PM PST. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Charlo Wants to Test Himself Against Golovkin 'On the Way Out' Jessie Vargas-Adrien Broner: Afterthoughts Bellew: I'm Ready For War, Ready To Beat David Haye at All Costs Liam Cameron Warns Jenman That He's in For a Real Hard Night Joseph Parker Ready To Face Dillian Whyte To Get Back on Top Horn's Promoter Rips Top Rank For Approaching Crawford-Khan Bellew Fears That it May Take a Death For Boxing To Tackle PEDs Adrien Broner's Post-Fight Antics Create Yet Another Black Cloud GGG Promoter: We Feel Vanes Has Better Credentials Than Spike Francisco Vargas Pushing Hard To Secure Berchelt Rematch Golovkin: Vanes is Not an Easy Fight, This is a Real Guy Photos: Golovkin, Martirosyan - Square-Up at Media Workout Gary Russell: I Don't See Joseph Diaz Fight Being a Long Night Photos: Gennady Golovkin, Vanes Martirosyan - Go Face To Face Photos: Jessie Magdaleno Putting in Work for Isaac Dogboe Photos: Pacquiao, Matthysse - Face To Face at Petronas Towers Tony Bellew: I Had Meetings With UFC Stevenson vs. Jack Now Heads To Toronto, Not Montreal Malignaggi: Charlo and Davis Can Hang With GGG and Loma CompuBox By The Numbers: 4/21 Showtime & ESPN+ Andrzej Fonfara vs. Ismayl Sillakh on June 16 in Warsaw Konstantin Ponomarev, Ismael Barroso Return on 5/12 in Riga Conlan Can Get Olympics Revenge as Nikitin Inks With Top Rank Jessie Magdaleno Vows To Put on a Show Against Isaac Dogboe Weekend Review: Charlo, Davis, Frampton Shine - Donaire Falls Nicola Adams Inks Managerial Deal With Goodwin Boxing Results - Cantu, Vargas, Giyasov, Kuzmin Win Bouts Jermall Charlo Expects to Return for August Fight in Houston Gervonta Davis: Lomachenko Would Have to Be Pay-Per-View Fight Broner: My Stock's Up After Vargas Fight; I Performed for Y'all! Amir Khan: The Kell Brook Fight Has to Happen at 147 Pounds Frampton Hopes To Get Valdez, Selby or Warrington Next Naoya Inoue - Boxing's Next Boogeyman Alexander Povetkin Expects To Fight Anthony Joshua Next Matthysse: Pacquiao's Moment is Over - Now It's My Turn! Hearn: Khan Has 'Half a Dozen' Massive Fight Options Right Now The Next Wave Of Lomachenkos Have Arrived in America Amir Khan: I Want Adrien Broner, That Would Be a Great Fight Arroyo Waits For Sor Rungvisai Shot, May Face Donnie Nietes Video: Paulie Malignaggi Discusses Broner vs. Vargas Clash, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement