Estrada vs. Chocolatito Press Conference Quotes
ďHello and welcome to Dallas ahead of a huge night of boxing
from the American Airlines Center this Saturday, live and
exclusive on DAZN all across the world. No travel
restrictions, no pandemic can stop us from being here. Iíve
not been this excited about a card for a long time.
ďOf course, the World championships triple-header on the
card. So many young prospects stepping up as well and 11
World championship belts on the line, three ring magazine
titles on the line on this card. I thought it was a first,
but someone just told me that Don King did it 18 years ago,
so we are not going to talk too much about that, but what a
ďWhat a main event, of course the rematch of Estrada v
Chocolatito for the WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine
championships. Rematch of their first epic battle over eight
years ago now. And a fantastic co-main event, the undisputed
womenís World Welterweight championship between Jessica
McCaskill and Cecilia Braekhus and of course the
Light-Flyweight championship of the World and Ring Magazine
belt between Kyoguchi and Vera.Ē
Juan Francisco Estrada
ďIíve been waiting for this fight for almost nine years,
Iíve been ready for the opportunity. Heís a good champ, heís
a good fighter and may the best man win.
ďWe waited a long time; I have three losses and Iíve already
avenged two of them, but we train really hard and Iím ready
for this fight.
ďThis is going to be better than the first one. Itís going
to be a war and the people watching will be the real
ďWithout a doubt itís a fight that we have all been waiting
for a long time. There is a lot of expectation, itís been
nine years in the making. People would always ask when we
would fight again. Itís going to be exciting and Iím
concentrating on giving a good fight this Saturday.Ē
ďFirst of all, God bless everyone, Iím really happy, Iím
blessed by God and DAZN and Mr. Honda, weíve done a really
good camp and we are ready for this fight.
ďIím very conscious itís going to be a beautiful fight. Juan
is a good champion, and we know what we have to do. We want
to give a good fight for everyone to watch.
ďThatís my dream, to be champion again. I train really hard
and with the help of God and with the help of my team this
Saturday we are going to give a really good fight.
ďI think itís an important fight, not just for Nicaragua,
but also for Mexico. I think both countries are going to be
paralyzed on Saturday watching these fights and hopefully we
give a good fight. We can go back home to our families and
may the best man win.Ē
ďIím so ready to punch Cecilia in the face. I mean like we
said, I donít know Cecilia and thereís no bad blood, but we
want this for boxing so bad, it is going to be the best
fight of the night.
ďI always have to work for everything that we have, and we
donít mind doing that. Weíve come from places harder than
what you see us in now and I want to seal the deal and
solidify my win in august and let everyone know that wasnít
an accident and that was me, unified undisputed World
ďWe have always had a large amount of confidence and we have
just had to get those opportunities to show everyone else
what we can do and like I said before we have come from
places where this isnít the hardest thing that weíve had to
go through so I think this will be a piece of cake.
ďIt doesnít really matter what kind of game plan they bring.
We are really prepared. Rick Ramos, my manager and trainer,
he keeps me diversified in boxing whether itís the brawling,
the movement, the standstill, weíre ready for anything.
ďCecilia brought retirement up after the last fight, those
arenít my words, those are hers, so Iím going to make her
ďShe was so friendly, then she got the belt, and she was
like whoa, she goes crazy. It is definitely a new situation.
You know, itís fun for me, I just want to get the belt back
and McCaskill has kept me very motivated, sheís kept me
motivated through my whole camp. Last time she knows she was
lucky, so I think thatís where all the trash talk is coming
ďOh definitely. I had a rough training camp the last time, I
was stuck six months in Big Bear. Now I had a normal
training camp and now I have to do what I always do. I have
to box. And I can do whatever and I think I can stop her too
because I am definitely bigger and stronger and I am a much
better fighter, boxer. Iím much better technically and
stronger so Iím very confident going into this fight. And
like I said, she provided me with a lot of motivation in
ďAs a fighter I have given her a lot of credit. I should
definitely not be losing to her. She was home, she was in
her home country, all the judges were home, she got her
catch weight and still I beat her in one of my invites when
I didnít perform at the top. Saturday I will be at my best
and she is nowhere near my level.
ďI will win so it is not even an option. I have a bigger
name than her anyways with or without the beltĒ
ďThis is not my final goal as far as my career goes so Iím
going to work hard to have a good win on this one and look
forward to a unification fight. Yes, so far everything is
going very well.
ďI have strategized my fighting style to go with a smaller
fighter and it is true he is a smaller fighter, but Iíve
strategized with that and Iím planning to win.Ē
ďThis is a great opportunity and I thank God and you for
giving me the opportunity. I am ready for this fight and
hopefully come Saturday I am a champion.
ďWe are prepared for a war and we have worked well, we know
how to handle the distance, we know we have to go in maybe
take a punch but we are really prepared for this fight.Ē
ďIím absolutely aware of whatís in front of me. We always
train for the greatest in the world. Thatís why we travel
around the world. Thatís why we get the best. And I know
myself, like I said, before I can pull all my interviews,
all my press conferences, the better the competition is, the
more you are going to see from me. The more I can pull out
of my tool bag the more I can show who I am Ė heart and the
competitive guy in me is going to rein supreme on Saturday
night because I got a great opponent in Douglin to fight.
This is exciting times for me, so you are going to see a
very creative, powerful, strong Ammo Williams.
ďI feel like Iím going to knock him out in a spectacular
fashion. A lot of guys that heís been in the right with, I
actually shared the ring with, sparring and helping them get
ready for fights. And as everyone knows how it goes, when
you spar to get ready for a fight itís not friendly
sparring, itís not nice, Iíve been in there with Benevidez
when he got ready for Dirrell, Iíve been in there with
Charlo when he got ready for Lubin and we got some very
powerful rounds and that was me over a year ago and with
Charlo that was over two years ago so Iíve seen a lot of the
things that heís seen. Of course, not in an actual fight but
Iíve seen the guys heís seen and I was ready when they gave
me the card for him. Even though he fights at a higher
weight class I was still ready. I want the challenge. I want
ďHeís a blessing. I know a lot of times fighters act like we
are super enemies, but honestly, he is a blessing for taking
this fight because he is a gateway for me to be a World
champion contender. Seriously, you canít argue that Iím not
ready for the real guys after I fight him. If I beat him,
when I knock him out, what are people going to say? That I
need another ten fights? Another five fights? No, theyíre
going to say he took the risk, he took the jump, he got the
fight and heís ready for the next stepĒ
ďIím so confident. First of all, I want to say shoutout to
him for taking the fight. Heís a blessing. Because heís good
for my career, another undefeated fighter to put me back in
the position that I want to be in. Not necessarily for a
title shot but to get back where I should be. To call out
the fighters that are right beneath the champions so beating
him is going to be a great fight for me, a great thing. So
shoutout to him.
"Shoutout to the fact that thereís no animosity, I like him
as a person, we have a little beef, we donít have beef, but
I actually really like him. But Iím going to beat him up
though. Iím going to really beat him up. But Iíll put him on
Instagram right after I beat him up. Iím probably going to
stop him, but he might be tough, maybe heíll last, Iím not
sure, I hope he lasts, but Iím coming to beat him up.
ďWeíre going to see but like he said, everyone thinks of me
as a journeyman because of the losses that I have, not
understanding that boxing is a little bit deeper than fight
night. Boxing is all about preparation. As you can see, Iím
the fighter that will take a fight short notice because I
love the sport. I love the craft.
ďI mean Iím looking good, feeling good, I already made
weight. People asking why Denis not in the gym? Weight is
good already, so we are good, we are in shape. This fight is
heaven sent. So shoutout to him for taking the fight. After
I beat you up, on Saturday Iím going to take you out to eat
because the first loss is the toughest so Iím going to talk
to you about how to get back in it and stay strong. But I
like this guy. Itís going to be a fun night Saturday itís
going to be a rebirth.Ē
ďI am excited to be here. Thanks to Matchroom boxing for
having me here. We put in a lot of work to get here so we
are just glad we have the opportunity, and we are ready to
put in a show Saturday night.
ďEverybody thatís here, everybody wants to be the best so
everyone that is here has worked for that. So, it is going
to be interesting.Ē
ďCome on now, you know he hasnít seen me before. Iím not
like the people heís seen before.
ďI put the work in in the gym, so as long as I put the work
in the gym and Iím performing the way Iím performing of
course Iím going to get more confidence and get more
comfortable fighting in the pro game. So, of course now you
will see the real me.
ďIíve been wanting to fight guys like this, undefeated guys,
other prospects and stuff like that so I definitely want to
move a little faster. Like Iíve been saying, I donít need to
be babied, I have the skills, I have the talent, I have the
heart, as you said, I donít turn down anybody, you can put
anybody in there with me and Iíll show you what Iím going to
do to them.
ďNo, not just the US, Iím talking around the world, Iím the
best prospect out right now, nobody is topping me.Ē
ďReady to go. You know it has been 16 months without a fight
so yes I canít wait to get into the ring.
ďHopefully it will be a big year for me. I want to move the
world. In the UK you guys have a lot of good fighters and I
canít wait to fight with them. Iím ready and I want to show
you on Saturday and then letís see.
ďItís a good time for French boxing. Since 2016, we had six
medals, two gold, two silver, two bronze, and now
professional boxing in France is going well. With Tony Yoka
and others. We are ready to show all the world that we are
ready to be in the top level. I am very happy and very
excited to be here.
ďWe all know about the Mexican guys. They are tough
fighters, they come to fight, and they are very ready so
yes, it will be a good test for me and Iím ready for
everybody. Iím ready.Ē