The final press conference for this weekend’s HBO tripleheader headlined by David Lemieux vs. Gabriel Rosado at Barclays Center in Brooklyn was held this afternoon. Right here, you can find all of the photos and quotes. Take a look.
“It’s good to be back in Brooklyn. I’m very excited. This is a great opportunity for both of us fighters.
“I expect the best Gabriel Rosado when I get in the ring with him. I’m not worried because it’s going to be the best of Lemieux.
“This is a big opportunity to be headlining on HBO. I’m not going to miss my shot. I’m going to leave everything in the ring and I will not leave disappointed.
“We’ve been working on a lot of things the last few years and now we’re getting to where we want to be. This is the best camp I’ve had in my career.
“I’m here from Montreal and I’m here to represent and give you guys the best show and a great night of boxing before the holidays.”
GABRIEL ROSADO, Middleweight Contender
“There’s something different about coming from Philly. Any man who steps into the ring is brave, but something about Philly fighters, we’re willing to die in the ring.
“I had a great training camp, I have a tremendous team. We worked on a lot of different things. We’re coming off the Bryan Vera knockout so I really feel like I have the momentum.
“Lemieux is a strong guy who is hungry, but I know this is my opportunity and this is my time.
“Having been in every situation, I know what I need to do. I can’t blame the politics, I just looked into myself and made myself more focused and more disciplined. I’m extremely happy about this opportunity to put on a great show.
“I always thank the fans because I’m only relevant because of fans. The fans have always showed love and always showed up. On Saturday I’m going to give the fans my all so they know I appreciate them.
“By the end of Saturday, I wont be that tough journeyman, I’ll be a star.”
HUGO CENTENO JR., Undefeated Middleweight Contender
“I had a great training camp. It was eight tough weeks. I started training with Gennady Golovkin to prepare him for his fight. I’ve trained extremely hard and have no excuses. Come Saturday night, I’ll be ready.
“I talk with my fists so James can say what he wants. It’s easy to talk before you get hit in the face.”
JAMES DE LA ROSA, Middleweight Contender
“I hope on December 6 Hugo is ready to fight and doesn’t get any little abrasions. I don’t want him to have to tell the doctor he can’t see.
“I hope he’s ready to fight Saturday night because it’s on.”
THOMAS DULORME, Junior Welterweight Prospect
“I’m very happy to be here. I feel like I’m at home here in Brooklyn with all the support that I get here.
“This was a tough camp, It was a good camp. I’m ready to go and I’m ready for Hank.
“I’m not a big talker, so I’ll let Hank talk all he wants. On Dec. 6 at Barclays Center I’ll do my talking in the ring.
“This is going to be a great fight, get your seat ready here or at home and get ready for a great fight.”
HANK LUNDY, Junior Welterweight Prospect
“It’s been a hell of a camp, I have two of the best trainers in the world with me. Everything you read and everything you see about me is the real deal.
“I’m not running, I’m here to put on a fight, I’m putting on a show. I’m the real deal.
“When you have a guy like me coming from Philadelphia, I try to imitate these great guys like Bernard Hopkins and Gabriel Rosado.
“These two belts, you best believe they’re coming back to Philadelphia.”
ZACHARY OCHOA, Undefeated Super Lightweight Prospect
“I made my 97-year-old grandfather cry when he saw me on NY1 yesterday.
“I want to thank Barclays Center for helping those kids in Brooklyn because I used to be one of them.
“It’s a beautiful thing to bring boxing back to Brooklyn and I hope we keep it going.”