The final press conference was held yesterday at Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque for Friday night’s Fresquez Productions-presented “Fire And Ice” show at the same venue, featuring the IBA and WBF light welterweight title fight between 12-time, three division world champion Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (31-2-3, 9 KOs) and WIBA super featherweight champion Diana Prazak (11-1, 7 KOs) in the 10-round main event.
Press Conference Quotes
Holly Holm: “I’m happy to have this opportunity again. I’m grateful for my coach. I want to prove to him that all this hard work is worth it.”
Diana Prazak: “I’m very grateful for the opportunity to come to New Mexico. I’m ready to go. I’m really 130 pounds but I’ll jump to 140 anytime. That’s all there is to it. We’re fighters – that’s what we do.”
Lucia Rijker (former world champion and Prazak’s head trainer): “Prazak is a very powerful fighter. Before this fight was offered to her, she was going to fight Victoria Cisneros at 140 (on the same card). We’re here to give a good fight. The bigger the obstacle, the greater the victory.”
The “Fire And Ice” undercard fights showcases local boxers in action, including light welterweight Matthew “Champ” Baca (1-0, 1KO) vs. Derek Perez (pro debut) in a four-round bout, female light welterweight Victoria “La Reina de la Guerra” Cisneros (8-13-2, 3 KOs) vs. “Merciless” Mary McGee (19-1, 10 KOs) in a six-round match, bantamweight Raymond “Hollewood” Montez (5-2, 3 KOs) vs. Tony Valdez (6-6-3, 6 KOs) in a much-anticipated eight-round rematch, and amateur standout Jason Sanchez makes his pro debut in a four-round fight vs. featherweight Gene Perez (1-0).