Figueroa vs. Guerrero Quotes

By Caryn A. Tate on July 13, 2017
Figueroa vs. Guerrero Quotes
The fight will be televised live starting at 8pm ET/5pm PT on FOX and FOX Deportes.

The final press conference for Saturday’s Omar Figueroa vs. Robert Guerrero bout took place Wednesday in New York…

The final press conference for Saturday’s Omar Figueroa vs. Robert Guerrero bout took place Wednesday in New York. The fight will be televised live starting at 8pm ET/5pm PT on FOX and FOX Deportes from the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island.

Also attending the press conference were the other fighters taking part in the televised card: light heavyweights Marcus Browne and Seanie Monaghan, and heavyweights Artur Szpilka and Adam Kownacki.

Additional bouts on the undercard that will be broadcast on FS1 and FOX Deportes at 10pm ET/7pm PT will include Jamal James vs. Jo Jo Dan, plus undefeated Brandon Figueroa (Omar’s younger brother) vs. Eliezer Aquino.

OMAR FIGUEROA

“We know that Guerrero is a tough guy and it’s going to be a rough fight. We prepared really well to go 12-rounds and get the win.

“I love having my brother Brandon in camp and on this card with me. It gives me an opportunity to take my mind off of my fight and focus on Brandon for a bit. It really helps me cope with everything leading up to a big fight.

“Training camp was amazing. We did a lot of sparring with lefties so that my footwork is down. Other than that I was just grinding every day and trying to get better.

“I’m really happy to have the team that I have. Joel Diaz and I work really well together because we have the same mentality, but he can tell me when I need to take a step back.

“New York is one of the places that has held historic fights. Being on that same stage as great fighters from the past is amazing. It’s one of those things that makes you feel like you made it.

“I know how hard Robert Guerrero has worked to get to this point in his career. I want to prove that I can be in the big fights that Guerrero has already had. I’ve had a long time off but I can’t wait to get it on Saturday night.

“I feel like I have everything in my arsenal to make this a successful night. I’m looking to show all of the things I’ve been working with Joel Diaz on and give the fans a great fight to remember.”

ROBERT GUERRERO

“I’m expecting Omar to come to fight. He’s undefeated with a great record so if it’s not broken, I don’t expect him to change his style.

“You have to prepare for everything for a guy as awkward as Omar. I’m going to have to make adjustments in the ring. If I can stay focused I know I can get the victory.

“I’ve made a lot of improvements since the last time people saw me. There’s way too much talent in this division for me to just come forward and press. I’m in great shape and I’m ready to work behind my jab do everything I need to do to be successful in the ring.

“I’m blessed to be here and have this tremendous opportunity in the main event again on FOX and FOX Deportes. It’s been a while since I’ve been in the ring but I never stopped working in the gym.

“I’ve said before that I had to go to the drawing board but this time we erased everything and rewrote it. This layoff has really helped me get in great shape and I’m really excited to get in the ring. I’m ready to turn the page to the next chapter of my career and that starts with this fight.

“It’s an honor to be able to work with my dad every day. It’s an incredible blessing for me to have such a loyal team. My father treats me like a man just like he always has. He makes me a better fighter every time out. He knows me like the back of his hand.”

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, start at $50 (not including applicable fees) and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, www.nycblive.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the Ticketmaster Box Office at NYCB LIVE. Group discounts are available by calling 516-231-4848.

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