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  Jermall Charlo vs. Jose Benavidez Jr.
Virtual Press Conference Quotes

Undefeated WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo and exciting contender Jose Benavidez Jr. went back and forth during a heated virtual press conference Tuesday ahead of their 10-round non-title WBC special event that serves as the SHOWTIME PPV co-main event on Saturday, November 25 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

The pay-per-view telecast begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and is headlined by undefeated two-time super middleweight world champion David El Monstruo Benavdez defending his Interim WBC Super Middleweight Title against unbeaten two-division world champion Demetrius Boo Boo Andrade.

Here is what the fighters had to say Tuesday:


Im thankful for this second chance to show my greatness. Training camp has been awesome and Im ready to go. Benavidez is a great fighter and I really dont have anything bad to say about him. Hes gonna see what its about when hes in there. He can keep running his mouth, because hes gonna find out.

My mental abilities have caught up with my physical abilities, so youre gonna see the best of me. Im naturally stronger and Ive really been working on my twitch and my speed. Ive sparred strong guys, so I should be at the top of my game. Im ready to blow this dude out.

I wont be rusty at all. Theres no excuses in this fight. I hope Benavidez isnt thinking that Im gonna be rusty. Because Ive been working. Youll see.

Youre all talk. You aint nothing. This is my first step toward potentially fighting at 168 pounds and fighting his brother. This guy here has got little man syndrome. Hes gonna see when he starts eating right hands and jabs.

He loses at the top level. Hes not his brother. He keeps trying to be his brother, but hes not that. I respect his brother. Im not worried about Jose. Im gonna straight up fight him like a man.

Im gonna stand in the pocket and fight you. So you better not run. Come to me. Dont try to do that awkward southpaw stuff. Youre not like that and youre not ready for me.

Im not sweating him at all. Im not one of those fighters whos gonna let you choke me at the weigh-in or anything like that. Were gonna beat up his whole town.


Im very thankful for this opportunity. I feel great and I feel strong. Im not really gonna do too much talking, because I know Charlo is gonna do his talking, but I dont care about any of his excuses. Hes gonna see what a real puncher is on fight night.

You already look scared. Its gonna be funny when I whoop you. I always keep this same energy. Ask anybody about me.

Ive fought at 160 pounds a few times before and I walk around at 180. The lower weights were hard to make. When I fought Danny Garcia, I was at 175 the week of the fight and had to lose 20 pounds. I feel strong now and ready to get this show on the road.

I do thank him for choosing me to fight him. Hes right about that. Its gonna be a fantastic night of boxing and were both training hard for it.

When I fought Terence Crawford, it was the same weight I had been fighting at since 14 years old. Hes a world class fighter, dont get me wrong. But I feel really good at this weight. Ive always sparred bigger guys and I feel like its time for me. Im in a great place right now.

You gotta be confident. I dont think hes confident in himself. Hes knocked out bums. Watch what happens when I get in there. Ive been in a tough training camp and sparring for a while. Im really motivated more than anything.

I felt good in my last fight stepping up in weight. Its good to be active and its got me feeling very strong going into this fight.


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