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Devin Haney (24-0 15 KOs) defending his WBC World Lightweight title against Yuriorkis Gamboa

What kind of fighter do you think Gamboa will be on Saturday night, after watching his previous fight against Gervonta Davis?

Hes the type of fighter that will bring his all. Every fight he goes in there, no matter if hes hurt, and lays it all on the line.

What do you have to do on Saturday to beat him?

I have a lot of things that I have to do to get the win on Saturday. The main thing is to go into the ring and dominate, I dont want to just get the win, I want to make a statement. This will be a statement victory. I want to go in the ring and show Gamboa Im the best fighter hes been in the ring with.

Youre been labelled amongst Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis and Teofimo Lopez, do you feel like you have to knock out Gamboa to get to the big fights you want?

Honestly I feel I have to look bad to get these guys in the ring with me. The better that I look it seems the more they run. Im going to put on a statement performance, get the job done and beat him worst than hes ever been beaten before.

What can fans expect on Saturday night?

Tune in on Saturday night, its going to be fireworks. Gamboa is a tough competitor, he comes to fight every single time and doesnt lay down for anybody. Im going to bring the pressure, bring the excitement so tune in its going to be one hell of a night.

Yuriorkis Gamboa (30-3 18 KOs) former unified Featherweight king and challenger for Haneys crown

How are you feeling about facing Haney?

Im expected a great fight and Ive got a great rival in front of me.

After facing Gervonta Davis in your last fight, whos a better fight Davis or Haney?

It doesnt matter whos the best fighter is. What matters is what happens in the ring on Saturday.

How do you stop Devin Haney?

Haney can say whatever he wants, once were in the ring the only person in charge is God and Ill be there to fight.

Whats your message to your fans and Devin Haney?

God gave me this opportunity, Im here to fight and god will have his say on Saturday night.

Filip Hrgovic (11-0 9 KOs) unbeaten Croatian Heavyweight threat

What do you remember about sparring with Rydell Booker in Miami?
Hes a skilful fighter, he has good technique and is slick. However, that was sparring partner, and this is a real fight.

How important is it to you not just to win, but to finish Booker?

We are friends, but on Saturday we are not friends anymore. I would like to finish him. He performed great against Kubrat Pulev, but I want to make a statement and stop him.

Give us your prediction for Saturday night:

I cant predict what is going to happen, what round he will go down, but I know for sure I will win on Saturday night.

Rydell Booker (26-3 13 KOs) Detroit Heavyweight taking on Hrgovic

Youve never been stopped, whats your response to Hrgovic saying hell be the first:

Everybody says it until they get in the ring. I know Ill come to fight, I know Filip and I look forward to Saturday.

Are you going to approach the fight defensive first on Saturday night?

No, Ive changed my whole team, staff and my preparations for this fight. My last coach was a straight defensive fighter, but thats who I was, so I found someone who fit my style better.

When you know a guy is coming to knock you out, how do you take advantage of that:

Naturally Im a world class boxer, so I use my boxing ability. I have a very high boxing IQ, after doing this for 32 years. I know how to make adjustments; he has a good trainer, but I know what to expect.

Zhilei Zhang (21-0 16 KOs) unbeaten Chinese Heavyweight

Zhang on his Olympics medal, loss to AJ and obsession with fighting him again:

My dream is to become heavyweight champion and Joshua is holding most of the belts. I believe that this dream is going to come true very soon.

Whats your message to Anthony Joshua?

Wait for me. We have unfinished business, hope to see you soon.

Zhangs thoughts on Vargas:

Vargas is a veteran; hes been in the ring with some of the toughest boxers and I give him a lot of respect. Its a pleasure to keep him and on Saturday well see each other in the ring.

Devin Vargas (22-6 9 KOs) Ohio Heavyweight facing Zhang

How do you beat a guy as big as Zhang?

You work his body. Big guys cant take pressure and a high work rate. Im going to box him and throw a lot of punches I like to average 60-80 punches a round.

Vargas on being in the ring with Breazeale, Ruiz Jr and Fa and where Zhang ranks among these:

All those opponents Ive faced have gone on to do great things. I was always there at the doorstop of being great, but I think I can capitalize on this fight.

Reshat Mati (7-0 5 KOs) New York Welterweight talent

Whats life been like trying to stay active during inactive period of fighting:

Its tough in New York with everything staying closed but youve got to find places to go to the gym and do your workouts. Ive kept myself busy, Im in shape and now Im ready to go.

In Mojicas last five losses hes been knocked out four times, do you have to knock him out on Saturday to feel like you got the job done:

Im here to do my thing, its never right to look for a knockout. He has a lot of wins to his name, but Ive been training hard to do whats right to get this win. Ive worked really hard and Im not coming here to lose.

Whos your dream match-up / name youd like to fight?

Anyone with a belt, I want them. I want to build my legacy, put Albania, New York and Staten Island on the map.

Marcos Mojica (17-5-2 13 KOs) Nicaraguan facing Mati

On being 13 years older than Mati:

Its not going to play much of a difference in the fight, its going to be a great fight on Saturday and Mati is going to be a great opponent well see what happens.

Raymond Ford (6-0 2 KOs) New Jersey Featherweight prospect

What are going to do to neutralise Reyes and his game plan?

I love his game plan, thats the style I like to fight against if he brings his heat, Ill bring mine. I hope hes well prepared well so he can last a few rounds. Im not coming to play around but Im getting him out of there.

Is it knockout or bust?

Most definitely, I dont care about his experience or how many fights hes had. Im coming to make an example out him, come Saturday youre going to see the best of me and Im punching with bad intentions.

Rafael Reyes (18-10 14 KOs) Mexican facing Ford

Theres a lot of hype surround Raymond Ford, what do you make of him?

I think he is a great prospect and Im happy to be here in the United States fighting him. However, I have a lot of experience fighting in Mexico and Ill use that to neutralise him in this fight.

Do you see any weaknesses in Fords game?

No not too many, Im going to use my training tactics stand in front of Raymond using my short punches. Im going to get the job done, I have a warrior style and thats how Im going to win.

How do you feel with Ford saying hes going to make an example out of you?

Im going to bring the best of me to the ring, Ive been through many rounds and Im going to give the people a really good show.

Arthur Biyarslanov (6-0 5 KOs) Rising Canadian Super-Lightweight

How did your upbringing shape into the fighter you are today?

It made me a lot stronger, where I came from makes me a lot hungrier. Im very thankful to be here, to Matchroom, Eddie Hearn and DAZN.

Youre going to see beautiful boxing. Ill be keeping my composure and box but if the knockout comes then itll come.

Were ready for anything, we had a great camp. All Mexicans are tough, and they come to fight. Im very happy that Juan took the fight and lets put on a great show for the fans.

Juan Jose Martinez (28-9 20 KOs) Mexican facing Biyarslanov

I know that my opponent is a very strong warrior and that he is going to be a difficult fight but like all Mexican fighters Im going to come out with the win.

In order to get the win on Saturday I have to utilise all the experience I have in the ring against my opponent.

Darren Cunningham (11-0 6 KOs) Super-Bantamweight with Devin Haney Promotions

David on being close and training with Devin Haney:

Devin Haney has been my brother for six years now. Training with him is great because I get to experience that Championship pedigree which Ill show Saturday night.

What do you know about Juan Gabriel Medina?

I know that he has fought a lot of former world champions, and one current world champion, but Im the future and Ill show him why Im nothing like those guys.

Juan Gabriel Medina (11-4 10 KOs) Dominican facing Cunningham

What do you expect to see from Darren Cunningham this Saturday?

I cant expect anything because I know nothing about David. Ive been training and I will show you everything Ive been training for on Saturday.



 

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