Anthony Young Ready For Breakout Performance This
Saturday Night Against Sadam Ali
This Saturday night at The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas,
welterweight, Anthony "Juice" Young will finally get the
chance on the world stage to prove he is among the top
fighters in the division when he takes on Sadam Ali (27-2,
14 KO's) on the undercard of the Canelo Alvarez - Daniel
Jacobs middleweight unification card live on DAZN.
Young of Atlantic City has been a professional for
eight-years as he has compiled a respectable mark of 20-2
with seven knockouts, but Saturday will be his first fight
on the world stage and outside of the East Coast when he
takes on the the 2008 Olympian and former super welterweight
"Training camp has been good. I just fought om March 23rd (
A 6th round stoppage over Juan Rodriguez Jr), so I just took
a couple days off and went right back in the gym. I have had
a solid six-week camp for this fight," said Young.
Young feels that he has been overlooked as this is the 1st
major opponent that he has faced in his career.
"All that I have ever wanted was an opportunity. This was
presented to us, and we jumped on it. I have fought the bulk
of my career at home in Atlantic City. I feel there is more
pressure in that. I won't feel any pressure on Saturday. I
just know that after Saturday, the whole boxing world will
know who I am."
A win over the well-known Ali is just what Young has been
clamoring for, and the 31 year-old popular Jersey Shore
based fighter has had his eye on Ali for a long time.
"I have been following Ali for a long time. My goal was to
make the Olympic team, and he got on the team in 2008. He's
a great fighter. He is an Olympian, who defeated a legend in
Miguel Cotto to become a world champion. I think he was
over-matched in terms of size when they put him in with
Munguia. He is a world class fighter, but so am I. Saturday,
the world will see that. A win will put me on the world
stage, and will show that I am a player in the welterweight
division. I want to fight everybody. I just want to thank
everyone on my team, and I am dedicating this fight to
Leavander Johnson and his father Bill. Leavander was the
last Atlantic City fighter to get to this stage and
Saturday, I will do everyone proud."
Long-time manager Rich Masini of Masini Boxing Management
has carefully but aggressively moved his welterweight
prospect, young for eight- years . "I believe Anthony is
more then ready for this fight, and will be victorious.
Every fighter dreams of the getting the opportunity to
change their lives and career. We have a great team with
trainer's Raul "Chino" Rivas, Reggie Lloyd, Rashiem
Jefferson and cutman Nick Rosario. Also Anthony's dad who
has helped me navigate his career. His team has always been
a pleasure to work with and his father Teany is a big part
of our team. His family is also a big part of our team, and
they are great people. They will have a strong showing to
support him in Vegas," says Masini