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  TrillerVerz 5 Final Press Conference Quotes

The final press conference for TrillerVerz 5 was held today in Los Angeles just two days ahead of the sensational event emanating from the Kia Forum. The Trillerverz 5 ĎLineage of Greatnessí includes legendary boxing families and a once-in-a-lifetime VERZUZ battle between Cypress Hill and Onyx.

The two-hour FREE preview broadcast on FITE starts at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT with the Pay-Per-View portion starting at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT also on FITE.

The entire event is produced by Superstar Nigel Lythgoe, the Triller Fight Club visionary and producer of ďSo You Think You Can DanceĒ and ďAmerican IdolĒ who has brought a brilliant new look and feel of combat sports to the forefront.

Below are quotes from the participants at the final press conference which was moderated by Rocsi Diaz and Ray Flores along with Hall of Fame announcer Michael Buffer.

Sergey Kovalev

ďIím ready for anybody and anywhere. My promoter said Tervel Pulev, Iím ready always. I just want to make a great comeback and make all my fans proud of me.Ē

Tervel Pulev


ďThanks very much to Triller Fight Club for making this fight happen. Iím very excited to be facing clearly the toughest opponent of my career in Sergey Kovalev. My prediction is Iím going to remain undefeated.Ē

Kubrat Pulev


ďTexas for Triad Combat was a great event and I hope that Saturday is the same for Triller Fight Club. Iím ready for this fight and I hope my opponent is also ready. I respect him, he is a good fighter, he had a good fight against Michael Hunter. But Iím different and on a higher level than his past opponents. This fight is very difficult for him, I have everything and he is going to find that out on Saturday night, Iím like a very intelligent, wild animal.Ē

Jerry Forrest

ďItís a blessing and a pleasure to fight on this tremendous card. This is another chance to show what I can do. I feel like this is where I belong and everything has led up to this. Iím always in the gym so Iím in great shape and Iím ready. My approach for every fight never changes; Iím going to outbox everybody.Ē

Fernando Vargas Sr.


ďI thought Triller Fight Club was the best plan for my boys. They love boxing. Weíre excited about it and weíve been working hard in preparation. My boys are going to show what their DNA is made of. They wanted to do what their father did and Iím here to support them 100%. I wouldnít be here if they werenít ready.Ē

Fernando Vargas Jr.


ĎItís definitely a privilege and responsibility to carry the last name, ĎVargasí. Iím excited as the oldest to see my youngest brothersí debut. Thanks very much to David and Egis and the whole Triller team for making it possible to have the three of us fight on the same card.Ē

Amado Vargas

ďI canít wait to watch my younger brother Emiliano make his pro debut. May 14 youíll find out what the Vargas boys are about. We can all really fight.Ē

Emiliano Vargas


ďThe pressure can either fold you or embolden you. My two beautiful parents support me in anything I do. This is something, fighting on the same card, weíve been talking about for a long time and Iím ready for Saturday night. Iíve had a good amateur career and Iím ready to go pro. Iím blessed to have Triller Fight Club behind me.Ē

Evan Holyfield

ďItís blessing to fight on such a big card this Saturday night and apply everything Iíve worked on in training. Iím just taking my career one fight at a time, with each and every performance Iím able to show more of my skills. Iím sure Jurmain will bring the best out of me and Iíll bring the best out of him.Ē

ďYes, Mike Tyson of all people gave me advice before one of my first amateur bouts. ĎDonít get too emotional, just stick to your skills and what youíve worked on in training and youíll be fine.íĒ

Jurmain McDonald


ďIím used to being the underdog and Iím comfortable in that role. Iím hungry and Iím definitely going to take advantage of the opportunity. I feel like itís going to be an upset, just like Bivol.Ē

David Tetreault / President, Triller Fight Club


ďA lot of the inspiration comes from Ryan Kavanaugh, he kicked off the whole Triller Fight Club experience with Tyson vs. Jones. Once we had Sergey at the top of the card, then I started working with the Vargas brothers and we had the opportunity to sign them. Then after bringing aboard the Pulev brothers, I wanted to find out what were the chances we could add the son of Evander Holyfield and Kathy said yes, immediately. We wanted to make this a novel or movie and came up with ĎLineage of Greatness."

Kathy Duva / President, Main Events


ďSergey looks so different as a cruiserweight, he looks big and strong. Iím used to seeing him all emaciated and drawn, itís a totally different look for him. He is very goal driven and believes he is going to be a cruiserweight world champion and heís always achieved every goal heís made.Ē

Full Fight Card

Sergey Kovalev ,(34-4-1, 29 KOs) vs. Tervel Pulev, (16-0, 13 KOs) cruiserweights, ten rounds

Kubrat Pulev, (28-2, 14 KOs) vs. Jerry Forrest, (26-4-2, 20 KOs) heavyweights, ten rounds

Evan Holyfield, (9-0, 6 KOs) vs. Jurmain McDonald, (6-5, 2 KOs), welterweights, six rounds

Fernando Vargas Jr. (5-0, 5 KOs), vs. Terrance Jarmon, (3-0, 1 KO), super welterweights, six rounds

Amado Vargas, (3-0, 2 KOís) vs. Anel Dudo, (1-3, 1 KO), featherweights, four rounds

Emiliano Vargas, (Pro Debut) vs. Mark Salgado, (1-1, 1 KO) lightweights, four rounds



 

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