Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Samuel Vargas Los Angeles Kickoff
Press Conference Quotes
Vergil Ortiz Jr. (15-0, 15 KOs) and Samuel Vargas (31-5-2,
14 KOs) hosted a press conference today ahead of their
12-round fight for the WBA Gold Welterweight Title.
Undercard fighters from the event also participated in the
presser. The fight will take place on Saturday, Mar. 28,
2020 at the ďFabulousĒ Forum in Inglewood, Calif. and will
be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
Below is what fighters had to say at todayís press
VERGIL ORTIZ JR., WBA Gold Welterweight Champion:
ďIím thankful to have one of the best promotors in the
world. Weíre a big family, and Iím very proud to be a part
of Golden Boy Promotions. I train for every fight like Iím
training for a world title. I donít think Iím the most
talented fighter in the room, but I do know that I work the
hardest in the game right now.Ē
SAMUEL VARGAS, Welterweight Contender:
ďIím open to fighting everyone. Iíve fought a lot of
talented boxers have had great experience throughout the
years. Iím confident and Iím ready. Iíve been training very
well, and Iím excited for this fight. A huge shout out to my
fans in Canada and Columbia who will be watching and
AZAT HOVHANNISYAN, Super Bantamweight Contender:
ďIím as ready for any champion. Iím in the best shape and
have the best trainer. I canít wait to show everyone a
wonderful fight on March 28.Ē
SENIESA ESTRADA, WBC Silver Light Flyweight Champion:
ďThis is going to be my fifth time at the Forum, but this
time itís going to be very different. The last four times
that I fought at this venue. I didnít have promoter. I
wasnít making any money and I wanted to give up on my
dreams. I honestly didnít think I could make it as a boxer.
This time coming back to the Forum, Iím at the best place in
my career right now, physically, mentally and emotionally.
Iím ready for a great fight.Ē
ERIC GOMEZ, President of Golden Boy:
ďThereís a lot of great boxing history at the forum. A lot
of famous world champions have fought at this venue,
including Oscar De La Hoya, who made his debut back in 1992.
This is a great card and all these fights are going to be
exciting, especially Vergil Ortiz Jr., who is no longer a
prospect but now a contender. He has captivated the world of
boxing, and I hope for him to win a world title this year.
Vergil has proved himself in the ring, but make no mistake
Samuel Vargas is a dangerous fighter. Vergil needs to be
able to beat a fighter like Vargas. This is a big test for
Vergil. Vargas is going to challenge him, but this is what
he needs to go through to win a world title.