Shobox Weigh-in Results from Pittsburgh:
Pittsburgh favorite and undefeated welterweight Sammy Vasquez tipped the scales at 147 ¼ pounds and Emmanuel Lartey measured 146 ½ pounds during Thursday’s official weigh-in for tomorrow’s ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader.
Vasquez (17-0, 13 KOs), who has knocked out nine straight opponents, and Lartey (17-2, 8 KOs, 1 NC), of Brooklyn, N.Y. by way of Ghana, who has never been knocked down, will meet in the 10-round welterweight main event, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
“This fight is definitely going to be exciting. I can’t talk trash about Emmanuel – he’s a tough guy who has faced two U.S. Olympians and never been dropped. So there’s not much I can say about him.
“I’m looking to open up some flaws. I’ve seen a couple of things I can do to maybe make him hit that canvas.
“I hope everybody tunes in. We’ve trained hard and this is just the beginning. It’s the start of 2015 and by the end of the year I hope to be a top contender or get a title shot. But I have to get past Emmanuel first and that won’t be easy.”
“He hasn’t faced the type of guys that I’ve faced; he hasn’t faced the opposition that I have. He’s going to be surprised when he steps in the ring with me.
“No, I’m not worried about fighting in his hometown. I can win with a decision, but I’m going to be looking for the knockout to make an impression and make a statement.
“He’s definitely underestimating me. Sammy has built up his record with cupcakes.
“This is going to be a good test for him and a good test for me. I’m going to be the one walking out with a W.”
“I don’t take any opponent lightly. I know Baker is going to try to break me, but I’ve trained very hard and, in all honestly, I’m better than he is. Don’t take me wrong, I’m not overlooking him. I’m just determined to win, and I will, either by decision or knockout.
“I know I’m fighting a tough guy, but I’ve trained hard and this is my year. I’m lucky to be surrounded by such of great team.
“I feel that 2015 is my year. I’m ranked third in the WBC, and that’s only because I had six months of inactivity, otherwise I’d be second. After Baker, I want [Adonis] Stevenson.
“I suggest fans to get ready, sit back and enjoy because I’m going to give them a real show. I’m going to make Baker see fireworks.”
“This is the fight I’ve been waiting for. I’m finally getting an opportunity to make a statement and surprise some people. I know I’m the underdog, but that doesn’t bother me. I’m undefeated for a reason. He’s the one with a loss on his record.
“A win would do wonders for my career. It would open up the door to some great opportunities.
“It will be an interesting fight. I’ll play it by ear, but I’m ready to be the aggressor and I’m ready to go 10 rounds.”
“I’m not intimidated by Rizo’s amateur accomplishments. If he says he trained hard, well, I trained ever harder than him. I think he’s the one that doesn’t know what he’s in for. Trust me – this is not going to be a day in the park. This is going to be a war.
“I wish Orlando Rizo good luck. He’s going to need it not to get knocked down.
“I’m not a trash talker. It’s simply not my style. I do all the talking I need to do with my fists in the ring.”
“I know this is not going to be an easy fight. I know Claudio Marrero is tough, but I’m ready for him. I’ve been training very hard for him. He better be ready, because I know I am.
“I don’t think he has ever fought anybody like me. My amateur credentials are impeccable. I’m a four-time military boxing champion, three-time Central American champion and former Nicaraguan and FECARBOX Champion. I also got a Bronze Medal in the 2007 Pan-American games in Brazil. So he better be ready for a tough fight, because I’m not going to make it easy for him.
“Claudio Marrero better have his A-game on, because I’m coming to take him down.”
Path to Glory Weigh-in Results From Ontario, CA
In the “Path to Glory” 8-round main event, undefeated junior welterweight Giovani Santillan (15-0, 8 KOs), one of Thompson Boxing’s most promising prospects, weighed in at 139.7 lbs., while challenger Eduardo Rivera (9-1-2 3 KOs) came in at 140 lbs.
Path to Glory Weigh-in Results:
Giovani Santillan, 139.7 vs. Eduardo Rivera, 140 (8-rounds)
Isaac Zarate, 122 vs. Pedro Melo, 121 (8-rounds)
Taras Shelestyuk, 147.6 vs. Francisco Reza, 146.9 (8-rounds)
Cesar Villarraga, 134.4 vs. Jesus Angulo, 140 (6-rounds)
Francisco Javier Lapizco, 112.9 vs. Gilberto Mendoza, 113 (6-rounds)
LaRon Mitchell, 249 vs. Chad Davis, 229 (4-rounds)
Boxcino Weigh-in Results for Friday Night Fights from Turning Stone
Weights from Friday night’s Boxcino Heavyweight quarterfinal fights at the Turning Stone Resort Casino.
Donovan Dennis 222 – Steve Vukosa 218
Andrey Fedosov 220 1/2 – Nate Heaven 227
Razvan Cojanu 265 – Ed Fountain 236 1/2
Jason Estrada 261 – Lenroy Thomas 237
Greg Jackson 150 – Paulo Souza 149
Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez 145 – Bryan Abraham 144
Guillermo Sanchez 132 – TBA
Broadway Boxing Weigh-in Results from Westchester
8 ROUNDS – JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHTS
Port Chester, NY
13-0, 7 KO’s
8 ROUNDS – JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHTS
15-0-2, 9 KO’s
4 ROUNDS – CRUISERWEIGHTS
6 ROUNDS – MIDDLEWEIGHTS
4 ROUNDS – WELTERWEIGHTS
2-0, 1 KO
8 ROUNDS – SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS
3-0, 2 KO’s
8 ROUNDS – LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS
27-1, 14 KO’s
8 ROUNDS – MIDDLEWEIGHTS
29-2-2, 18 KO’s
6 ROUNDS – JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS
7-0, 4 KO’s
4 ROUNDS – WELTERWEIGHTS
3-0, 2 KO’s
146¼ lbs. 146½ lbs.