Cristian Baez Training Camp Quotes
Upset-minded lightweight power puncher, Cristian Baez (18-1,
17 KOs), who is scheduled to battle Ruben “Ace” Torres
(18-0, 15 KOs), in the 10-round main event on Thompson
Boxing’s “Path To Glory” show August 20, 2022, is eager to
get back in the ring after over a two-year layoff.
Tickets priced at $50, $75, $100 & $125, will only be
available for purchase at the door the day of the event,
which will take place at the Omega Products International
Event Center in Corona, CA. Doors open at 6:30 pm PT with
the first fight starting at 8:00 pm PT.
Here is what Baez had to say about his recent training camp,
his upcoming matchup with Torres, and more.
On his recent training camp:
"I have been training non-stop with my coaches, former boxer
Arturo Quintero, and Eriky Alvarez at the Relentless Boxing
Gym in San Jose, California. When this opportunity came up,
I jumped on it. For those who saw the last fight I lost, I
just lost focus, I was winning the fight and got caught. I
am a different fighter now and because of that loss, I'm
ready to shock the world on fight night. I’m finalizing a
great training camp and I’m hungrier then ever.
On his matchup with Ruben Torres:
"He is a good fighter, talented, and young. I have sparred
with a lot of bigger fighters, especially when I go to
Hayward, California to spar with elite pros. I am very
familiar with the style he has, and he will have to be the
best version of himself to be effective, as I have done
countless rounds with various fighters to prepare for this
fight. I have trained relentlessly for this fight, and I
don’t expect this fight to go the distance.”
On what a win will do for his career:
"A win changes my life. I am in a position in boxing right
now where I must come out victorious. I need to win to
continue my dream of being a world champion. I have been out
of the ring for some time, and this is a big moment for me
to take a chance and skip the line to get back to where I
once was. I am taking a big risk because I want the reward.
A win here puts me back on television, and closer to
fighting for in a world title eliminator."
On fighting for Thompson Boxing:
"I am thankful to Thompson Boxing for their professionalism
and how they have treated me as a fighter thus far, as well
as putting me in the main event spot against their top
fighter. They have put forth world-class boxing events for
years, and to get a chance to headline a show is a major
deal no matter who it is against. I am ready to perform and
entertain the fans, the hard part is nearly over, we're
getting close to what I love to do, which is fight."