Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Guillermo Jones vs Mike Marrone Final Presser Quotes

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—Don King hosted the final press conference today for his world championship fight card on Saturday in Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (WealthTV 8 p.m. ET/PT) in Hollywood, Fla.  The main event will feature Guillermo “El Felino” Jones (37-3-2, 29 KOs) defending his WBA cruiserweight title against WBA No. 14-ranked Mike Marrone (20-3, 15 KOs), from Vero Beach, Fla.

USBO junior middleweight champion Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez (19-1-1, 11 KOs), a Miami native, will take on Elco “The Animal” Garcia (25-7, 12 KOs) with the vacant WBC U.S. super welterweight championship on the line.

WBC No. 1-ranked cruiserweight Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (20-1, 13 KOs), a Puerto Rican now fighting out of Orlando, Fla., will face Joell Godfrey (13-4-1, 6 KOs), from East St. Louis, Ill., in a match scheduled for eight rounds.

Super lightweight Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (11-0, 8 KOs), a Cuban now fighting out of Miami, will defend his WBA FEDECARIBE title against Broderick Antoine (11-11-1, 5 KOs), from Troy, N.Y.

Tickets priced at $154, $104, $64 & $34* are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. All seats are reserved. *Additional fees may apply.

 

Fighter Quotes

 

Guillermo Jones (WBA cruiserweight champion):  “Remember, remember, remember the 5th of November.  That is Saturday.  The tiger is hungry.  When I won the WBA cruiserweight title, it was important for me.  I will never let it go easily.

“I have a message for Mike Marrone: If your body is ready to get bitten, the cat is ready to bite, and the cat is very hungry.  I’m ready to bite.”

Mike Marrone (WBA No. 140-ranked contender):  “I have had nothing bad to say about Guillermo.  I thank him for this opportunity.  You may notice I’m a little lighter for this fight, down from heavyweight.  I have trained hard and I feel fast and strong.  I will give Guillermo Jones all I’ve got.”

“I don’t feel like an underdog.  I feel this will be an even competition.”

Joey Hernandez (USBO junior middleweight champion): “I grew up around the sport of boxing.  I didn’t have to struggle in life, my family always had money, so people don’t know the passion I have inside my heart.  This is a lifelong dream for me, and now I’m in the place I’ve always wanted to be.

“I know Elco Garcia has come to fight me, but I’ve set myself up to move to the next level, to make more money and to fight for fame and world championships.  I’m not going to let Elco Garcia prevent me from achieving my goals.

“I’m too fast, too strong, too young for this man.  I’m fly and flashy, and I’m good looking.  I’m a pretty fighter, and soon everyone is going to know about my twinkle fingers.”

Elco Garcia (Hernandez’s opponent):  “Hernandez says he’s pretty.  I don’t talk too much.  I’ll let my gloves do most of the talking.  But I will tell you this: Joey Hernandez will not be so pretty after I’m done with him.”

Francisco Palacios (WBC No. 1-ranked cruiserweight and mandatory challenger to the champion):  “Don King sets them up, and I knock them down.  It’s wizard time!”

“I don’t care who I have to fight to become a world champion.  I am sorry that my opponent has not arrived in South Florida yet, but I will knock out Joell Godfrey on Saturday night.  Then it’s on to the winner of the WBC championship fight between Danny Green and Krzysztof Wlodarczyk in Australia on November 30.”

Angelo Santana (WBA FEDECARIBE super lightweight champion): “La Cobra is ready strike another opponent.  My promoter, Don King, has done a great job for me, and I really appreciate that he invited the people to this press conference today who welcomed me when I arrived in Miami from Cuba.  I fight for them and all of my family in Cuba.”

Broderick Antoine (Santana’s opponent):  “I don’t like to talk a lot, but this is the fight I have been waiting for.  I know how to fight Santana.  I know how to fight small southpaws.  I’m very comfortable fighting Santana.  You’ll see on Saturday night.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Photos: Miguel Berchelt, Jonathan Barros - Ready for Mexico War Munguia-Smith, Machado-Mensah Finalized For July 21, HBO Pacquiao Continues To Reject Talk of Matthysse Event Issues BoxNation, Lou DiBella Reach Deal To Air 'Broadway Boxing' Cards Mickey Bey Erupts Over Parting of Ways With Floyd Mayweather Muhammad Ali Book Brings New Insight To Legendary Career Dana White Takes a Swipe at "Very Oversensitive" Eddie Hearn Joe Cordina is Pumped To Face Sean Dodd For Vacant Belt Alfonso Lopez, Raphael Igbowke Return at Humble Civic Center Martin Murray Lashes Out, Shoves Roberto Garcia at Weigh-In Oscar Valdez: I Want Unify Titles With Leo Santa Cruz Parker's Trainer Leans To Deontay Wilder To Beat Joshua Spence: People Will Want to See Thurman Fight Once He Comes Back Tommy Coyle Keen On Facing Lewis Ritson After U.S. Debut BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - June 22 Jazza Dickens-Martin Ward Set For July 27 At Rainton Meadows Isaac Zarate, Ramiro Robles Ready To Collide at The Doubletree Hearn: If Whyte Wins Big, The Joshua Rematch Has Huge Potential Terence Crawford on Errol Spence: There Can Only Be One King! Hammer: Shields Looking Past Gabriels, Toward Our Fight Next Ellis vs. Mosquera Tops Golden Boy on ESPN Card in Cancun Sanchez: Golovkin Did Not Care About Money, He Wanted Respect! Ramirez Blasts Out Dejan Zlaticanin in Huge Two Round Upset Marquez Sues Christopher Diaz For Breach of Contract Martin Murray: Canelo Cheated, GGG Rematch Should Not Be On Photos: Christopher Diaz, Jose Pedraza Press Conference Junior Fa Headlines His First Show in New Zealand Claressa Shields: Hanna Gabriels Will Be Toughest Opponent De La Hoya: Couldn't Let Canelo, GGG Do What Me & Trinidad Did David Benavidez vs. Anthony Dirrell Deal is Reached Photos: Miguel Berchelt, Jonathan Barros - Go Face To Face Photos: Claressa Shields, Hanna Gabriels - Ready For War DiBella Expects Big Things To Come From Dejan Zlaticanin Paddy Gallagher Suffers Broken Jaw, Corcoran FIght is Off Michael Conlan Expected To Get Tested By Dos Santos Kownacki-Martin Probable for Garcia-Porter Card August 25 Taylor Feels Like ‘King Kong,’ Can’t Be Beaten Before Home Fans Jose Ramirez: O'Connor is Tough, Can Take Some Punches Parker Says Joshua Wasn't The Hardest Puncher He Has Faced Spence Would Fight Thurman Before Facing Garcia-Porter Winner
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement