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Training camp notes & quotes: Jermall Charlo, Errol Spence, Erickson Lubin

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Fighters competing on Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions on NBC event shared their thoughts on their showdowns and their respective training camps. Jermall Charlo (22-0, 17 KOs) takes on “Silky” Wilky Campfort (21-1, 12 KOs), while Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (18-0, 15 KOs) squares off against Mexico’s Alejandro “El Elegido” Barrera (28-2, 18 KOs) and Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (12-0, 9 KOs) faces Alexis Camacho (21-5, 19 KOs).


On fighting on NBC in Dallas:
“I was on NBC when I got my title and now to be back there, headlining this time to defend my title, I’m more than excited. With the fight being here in Texas, I feel like I’m at home.”

On his matchup with Wilky Campfort:
“I had a strong camp. Before I got the title I was in good shape and I took no time off, so I’m ready and I’m going to adjust once I get in the ring. I’m listening to my coach and I’m more than ready to go in and give it my all.”

On training camp with Ronnie Shields and fellow super welterweight champion, Erislandy Lara:
“Erislandy (Lara) and I are in camp together and we get a chance to train and learn from each other and challenge each other. It keeps me really focused. It’s great being in camp with him and with our coach Ronnie Shields. Being in a championship stable is added motivation, but also added pressure to continue to be the best.”


On fighting on NBC in Dallas:
“I’ve been to Texas, but I’ve never been to Dallas. I’m excited but there’s nothing like Florida and Haiti. This fight in Dallas and on NBC is such a great opportunity for me to show the people around the world what I can do.”

On his matchup with Jermall Charlo:
“Charlo is a very young, very talented and very powerful fighter. He’s undefeated and I know he’s going to fight hard to keep his ‘0.’ But I’m just going to go in there and do what I do. I know he’s going have the crowd behind him, being from Texas and all, but I plan to keep the crowd quiet. He has power, but I’ve never been knocked out, so I’m not worried about that. He’s never been in the ring with someone like me.”

On training camp with Will Montero and Milton LaCroix:
“I’ve been training the way that I normally do, because I plan to go out there like I always do. I’m trying not to put too much extra pressure on myself, even though I know this is a title fight. I’m just excited to get out there, put on a show and do what I do best.”


On fighting at home in Dallas:
“It feels great to be fighting at home. I’ve wanted to fight here for a while, so it’s nice that I finally get the chance to. The fight is two days after Thanksgiving, so a lot of people will be back home from school and off of work. I’m excited that a lot of my friends and family will finally get to come out and see me fight live, instead of just on TV. I think the fight is almost sold out so I know I have a lot of support.”

On his opponent, Alejandro Barrera:
“He’s a tough fighter with experience. He has a little bit of power in him. I know he has a good jab and he’s a smart fighter, so I know I need to go in there and be smart. I need to make sure to keep the intensity up and hopefully I can stop him.”

On training camp with Derrick James:
“This camp has been just like any other camp, except I had a new baby seven weeks ago, Ivy, so she is added motivation for me. Everything has been great and I’ve been training hard and getting my rounds in with sparring. Now I’m just counting down the days before I can put on a show for my hometown crowd.”


On fighting on NBC in Dallas:
“I’m very happy that I’ve gotten this fight and it’s a great opportunity to fight in a big city like Dallas. I’m excited to make a name for myself.”

On his matchup with Errol Spence Jr.:
“He is a very tough opponent so I have trained myself to the best of my capabilities. I’m ready for a really hard fight and to go the full 12 rounds. This is an opportunity to show myself in the U.S. and I am not letting it slip away.”

On his training camp:
“I’ve prepared differently for this fight than for any other. I’ve never been this prepared. Most importantly I had plenty of time in this training camp, more than usual.”


On fighting on NBC in Dallas:
“I’m definitely excited to be heading to Texas for this fight. I’ve never fought in Dallas, so to be fighting at the Bomb Factory in front of thousands of people on NBC will be epic.”

On his matchup with Alexis Camacho:
“I don’t know much about my opponent, but I’m always ready to go. To me, it’s just another opponent. I’m training hard and I’m ready to go November 28. My team lines them up, I knock them down.”

On training camp with Jason Galarza and his future:
“Training camp is going great. I’m working on boxing and focusing on my inside game so I am able to adjust if I need to on fight night. I hope by 2016, I can move into a contender slot, and by next year this time, I want to fight for a title.”