Bivol vs. Smith Jr. Final Press Conference Quotes
DMITRY BIVOL and JOE SMITH JR. met for one final time today
at the DREAM HOTEL in NYC at the final presser ahead of
Saturday night's WBA World Light Heavyweight Championship
bout at Turning Stone Resort Casino to be aired LIVE on DAZN.
QUOTES & PHOTOS
JOE SMITH JR:
"I'd like to thank everyone who helped get this fight for
"I've put everything I've had into this training camp and
worked really hard."
"This is what every fighter dreams of, to get a shot at a
world title and this is my shot."
"I am going to bring the belt back home to my home town and
share it with my family and celebrate with everyone who
helped me get to this point"
STAR BOXING CEO JOE DEGUARDIA:
"Be sure to tune in on DAZN. Subscribe. All the union guys
across the country go right online and be sure to catch this
"Joe Smith Jr. has always been something special. He's got a
great boxing IQ and a sledgehammer in both hands...Dont
blink Saturday night "
"We are fighting a great fighter in Bivol, who is ...I
believe the best Light Heavyweight out of all of the
champions, but Joe was a 25-1 underdog when he KO'd Fonfara
and did it again when he was not supposed to beat Hopkins.
We expect Saturday night to be a great night."
"Thank you all my team who helped me in my training camp and
all my sparring partners."
"I am ready to fight. I hope Joe is ready too. We will make
a great fight."
MATCHROOM PROMOTER EDDIE HEARN:
"I firmly believe this man [Bivol] is the best 175 lb
fighter in the world."
"It's about stories, its about drama, and everyone here has