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Press Conference Quotes Ahead Of Linares - Campbell Showdown

Press Conference Quotes Ahead Of Linares - Campbell Showdown
Jorge Linares Vs Luke Campbell

Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) and Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs) will on Saturday Sept. 23 trade blows from the Linares WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Titles  at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif.. The fight will be televised on HBO, while part of the Undercard will be streamed live on beginning at 4:00 p.m. PT/ 7:00 p.m. ET.

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Below is what the title holders and their challengers had to say ahead of the fight on HBO

JORGE “EL NIÑO DE ORO” LINARES, Ring Magazine Lightweight Champion, WBA, WBC Diamond :

“I’m very grateful to Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions because they are presenting the best of the best. I am very happy about this big fight. Saturday is two days away, and we have trained well and are right on track with weight".

"I also want to give my condolences to all the people of Mexico who are going through an extremely tough time, and to Puerto Rico because I have family over there as well. I am more than ready for this big fight.”

LUKE CAMPBELL - 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist and Lightweight Contender:

“I’m very excited to make my debut on HBO. Thank you to Jorge Linares for giving me this opportunity with Golden Boy Promotions. I’ve had a great camp"

" I’m focused. I can’t remember the last time I was as focused as this, and I’ll need it against such a great champion as Linares. It’s a great challenge. It’s a challenge I’m really up for. It’s a challenge I believe I can overcome Saturday night. It’s going to be a great fight.”


“I want to thank God, Golden Boy Promotions, HBO, and everyone that’s involved here. It’s been said, Roberto ‘Massa’ Ortiz brings everything to the table. These are styles that make fights. We don’t want to disappoint anyone".

"As much as he’s here to win, I’m here to win. This is a fight for my career. If I want my career to move forward and presented with these opportunities, then I will not want to disappoint.”

ROBERTO “MASSA” ORTIZ - Super Lightweight Contender:

“I’m very happy with Golden Boy. I want to thank Eric Gomez, Robert Diaz and my manager Guillermo Rocha who has always supported me. I know the responsibility that this fight brings to me. I know what I have in front of me, and how talented my opponent is. But that’s what I’ve trained two and a half months for".

"I know how important this fight is, and I know what the fight can do for me. A win here will bring bigger and better things, and that’s what I prepared for. It will be a war. Those of you who show up to the Forum this Saturday will leave happy.”
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