Ahmed Elbiali Pre-Fight Quotes
Unbeaten light heavyweight prospect Ahmed Elbiali is
prepared for another opportunity to keep his perfect record
intact as he faces Brazil's Jackson Junior in an eight-round
fight featured on Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE
TUESDAYS on FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes
Tuesday, March 14.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from the
Fitz Tunica Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi and is
headlined by rising middleweight contender Sergiy
Derevyanchenko battling unbeaten Kemahl Russell in a
Here is what Elbiali had to say ahead of the showdown:
On fighting on FS1...
"It's a great situation to be fighting on national
television, especially FS1. TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS has been
great for all boxers who are fortunate enough to be
showcased. I'm just grateful for the opportunity and
everyone tuning in will see me throwing a lot of big shots."
On his current training camp ...
"It's been a real smooth camp going into this fight. I'm
back training in Miami with my coach Carlos Albuerae. When I
moved to Las Vegas, we had temporally split up, but now we
are back together, stronger than ever."
On facing opponent Jackson Junior...
"Jackson Junior is a big puncher, as am I, so expect to see
some hard blows being traded. Although he's had more fights
then me, I feel I'm on another level. I know he's coming to
knock me out, but I have other plans. He will not be taken
On continuing his run to a world title...
"If I want to continue marching up the rankings, coming out
victorious against Junior is crucial. The ultimate goal is
to win a world title, and I'm going to do everything in my
power to get there. This fight is the next step toward
achieving that goal. I'm not leaving any stone unturned."
On bouncing back from an injured hand...
"It was a difficult time for me being out of the ring for
over a year with my hand injury. The good news is I'm 100%
healthy and my hand feels great. I had a lot of time to
reflect on what I need to improve on so that's what I
focused on while I was out. I stayed in great shape the
whole time. I just want to get in the ring and shake off the