Damien Vazquez Training Camp Quotes
Unbeaten bantamweight Damien Vazquez will take on the
toughest test of his career in former world champion Juan
Carlos Payano in Premier Boxing Champions Prelims on FS1
this Saturday from Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly
StubHub Center, in Carson, California.
Prelims begin at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT and lead into a
PBC on FOX and FOX Deportes show that's headlined by WBC
Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter making his first
title defense in primetime against mandatory challenger
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB
Promotions, are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at
Here is what Vazquez, who is the younger brother of former
three-time world champion Israel Vazquez, had to say about
training, his matchup and more:
On his recent training camp:
"I've had a phenomenal training camp going into this fight.
Bones Adams and Joel Casamayor are two of the best boxing
minds in the sport. I'm soaking up everything they're
showing me. I've also been sparring with Isaac 'Canelito'
Avelar, a big strong featherweight who brings it every day.
I'm confident and victory is on my mind."
On his upcoming matchup with Payano:
"This is a big step up for me. Payano is a former world
champion who is very dangerous, but I'm confident in myself,
in my talent, and I'm going to leave everything in the ring.
After March 9, the world will know who I am and what I'm
about. There is no doubt in my mind, I'm coming out on top!"
On making his nationally televised debut on FS1:
"Fighting on FS1 is going to be a huge blessing for my
career, because the whole world will be able to watch me
perform. I'm very grateful for this opportunity. Boxing fans
tuning in will see two warriors going for the kill."
On what a victory will do for his career:
"Beating a former world champion like Payano will get me
closer to that world title shot I'm seeking. I'm the future
of the bantamweight division and it's my time to shine."