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JEAN PASCAL VS. BADOU JACK AND JARRETT HURD VS. LUIS ARIAS VIRTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE | REAL COMBAT MEDIA
May 26, 2021
JEAN PASCAL VS. BADOU JACK AND JARRETT HURD VS. LUIS ARIAS VIRTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
Fighters Preview Showdowns Taking Place Sunday, June 6 on Mayweather vs. Logan Paul SHOWTIME PPV® Undercard from
Exhausting Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens
NEW YORK – (Might 25, 2021) – WBA Mild Heavyweight Champion Jean Pascal and two-division champion Badou Jack, plus former unified world champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd and veteran contender Luis Arias, previewed their respective showdowns on a digital press convention Tuesday earlier than they step within the ring as a part of the SHOWTIME PPV undercard of Mayweather vs. Logan Paul happening Sunday, June 6 from Exhausting Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
Pascal and Jack will meet for a championship rematch within the co-main occasion of the pay-per-view, whereas Hurd and Arias sq. off for a 10-round bout additionally on pay-per-view. The telecast, which is being produced by SHOWTIME PPV, will air reside starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and also will characteristic former NFL star vast receiver Chad Johnson making his boxing debut in an exhibition match in opposition to versatile fighter Brian Maxwell.
Here’s what the fighters needed to say Tuesday:
“I’m very excited concerning the rematch. I’ve been coaching in Puerto Rico since December. I’ve been ready this complete time for the rematch and I’m prepared. I respect Badou, however he’s at all times whining after he loses. The judges stated I gained the combat and that’s it.
“The primary combat, within the first six rounds I did every little thing effectively. I might need gotten somewhat overconfident. I took it a bit too simple after that. The combat received shut due to that knockdown he received that wasn’t from an actual punch. With out that, it wouldn’t have even been shut. We’re going to settle this June 6 in Miami.
“I believe I simply need to tempo myself somewhat higher this combat. I received carried away as a result of I’ve sparred with Badou earlier than and know what I can do. I’m a veteran, so I shouldn’t have gotten too excited like that. So far as knocking him down once more on this combat, my mother taught me that something you are able to do as soon as, you are able to do twice.
“I do imagine that Badou respects my energy. If he doesn’t, then he higher watch that fourth spherical once more. However I even have expertise with my energy. I’m naturally-gifted and I’ve the higher expertise. I used to be born for this sport and constructed to win.
“I actually assume the work within the health club will assist so I don’t have ring rust. I’m a veteran. I’ve been right here and completed that. At this age, it’s higher to have extra relaxation than to be over educated. I had the suitable depth in camp to ensure I’m not over educated.
“He’s coming for revenge and I’m coming with dangerous intentions. It’s going to be an awesome present, so be sure to tune-in for this one.”
“I’m feeling nice with my new coach Jonathon Banks. Bodily I’m in superb form and I can’t wait. One other week and a half and it’s all going to occur.
“This has been within the works since our first combat. Final yr Floyd known as me and stated, ‘it’s on.’ Then the pandemic hit and it received pushed again. There’s a purpose there’s a rematch, as a result of everybody is aware of who gained that combat. It’s higher late than by no means. I used to be again within the health club Monday after the primary combat.
“There have been three judges and Julie Lederman had it for me and the 2 different guys had by no means judged an enormous combat earlier than. Now we have two judges for this combat: the suitable hand and the left hand. That’s it. I’m very assured for this combat and I’m not fearful concerning the judges. I do know Jean Pascal is a warrior, and I’m a warrior. I’m simply able to combat.
“Wanting on the previous, sure, I would like to start out quicker. Each combat, that may apply. I’ll hearken to my nook, and we’re going to determine find out how to win the combat. By any means we want.
“He can say no matter he desires about once I knocked him down. I hit him 5 straight occasions and he swung and missed and I hit him. That’s why he went down.
“That is going to be a firefight. We already know that. Tune in to this combat. Boxing just isn’t a recreation and I’m going to point out everybody that and attempt to steal the present.
“I’ve watched the final combat a couple of times, possibly 3 times. I simply must make some small changes. You possibly can at all times do higher. I’m extra assured than final time. I do know we’re each warriors. We’ve fought everybody. We’re the identical age (Jack is 37; Pascal 38), despite the fact that I look somewhat bit higher. I’m trying youthful. No person has seen my start certificates. I’m not likely 37. I’m 27.”
“Coaching camp has been nice. I haven’t fought in a yr and a half, so I had an opportunity to essentially take my time with this camp. I’ve had plenty of time to place within the work. I’m coaching with fighters like Terence Crawford, Shakur Stevenson, Troy Isley and much more. We’re all out right here working day after day.
“Arias is a good fighter. That is going to be the kind of toe-to-toe combat I like. He’s going to be there in entrance of me and able to combat. He’s by no means been stopped, so I’ll be ready to go the space.
“We’ve seen this story earlier than from Arias. He talks an enormous recreation however take a look at his fights in opposition to high fighters. It doesn’t matter what weight I’m at, Arias is aware of what’s coming. I suffered a loss, however I received the win in my final combat and I’m on my means again.
“I simply want a dominant win on June 6. Luis Arias could make it ugly, however I’ve to go win convincingly and let everybody know I’m again. I don’t need to win in a sloppy means, I need to look good doing it.
“He would possibly assume he’s catching me on the proper time, however it’s not going to be a very good time for him on June 6. I can field and I can bang, it doesn’t matter. We’ll resolve on combat night time which model I’m going to make use of. I do know that I can beat him both means.
“I attempted to work on my dangerous habits after my loss. I used to be a straight-forward man who simply got here at you. I needed to point out in my final combat in opposition to Francisco Santana that I can use my peak and vary if I must. I needed to field all 10 rounds and I did that.
“I nonetheless have an excessive amount of unfinished enterprise at 154-pounds. I’ve plenty of fights, together with my rematch in opposition to Julian Williams, that I nonetheless need to get. I need to regain my titles. Me and Jermell Charlo might be the most important combat at 154 proper now. I need to deal with that earlier than I transfer up in weight.”
“Camp has been glorious. I’m excited for the combat. I believe this can be a excellent combat and an ideal alternative. It’s an awesome matchup. I’ve been engaged on the suitable issues to ensure I’m 100% ready for this combat and I believe I’m catching Jarrett Hurd on the proper time. He’s switching types. He actually doesn’t understand how he desires to combat.
“When this combat was delivered to me, he was ranked No. 1 on the Ring Journal at 154 and that’s a part of why I needed this combat. Leonard Ellerbe requested if I used to be prepared to combat Hurd, and I stated 100%. It’s all about difficult your self. That is one other problem and I by no means flip down a problem. I’ve been in there with one of the best and there’s nothing that Jarrett Hurd can deliver to the desk that I haven’t already seen.
“A win places me proper again within the combine. I’ve at all times been only one step away from actually entering into the combination with the large guys. My final couple fights have all been only one combat away from getting that world title combat. As soon as I beat Jarrett Hurd on June 6, I’ll be proper there with the large canine. He’s calling out Jermell Charlo and he desires to combat all these different massive names, however he’s going to need to get via me. If he loses to me, I’ll be in place for the fights that he desires.
“It’s going to be a tough combat. If he desires to bang, we will bang. If he says he desires to field, he’s not the higher boxer. However there’s just one technique to discover out and we’re going to search out out in two weeks. I’ve to do every little thing that I can do to ensure that I present up and I impress.
“I’m nonetheless younger and I’m nonetheless combating my means via. I simply wanted to make the correct changes. I’m not going to be a determined fighter. I’m going to go in there and combat the way in which I combat. I’ve at all times had championship-level combating in me, however I simply haven’t proven it. This can be a excellent alternative for me to point out it.
“I’m coming after him. I’ve to win. He’s not going to have to search out me. I’m going to be proper there. If I’ve to field him in the course of the ring or if I’ve to place my head in his chest and canine him out, then that’s what I received to do. From the opening bell to the ultimate bell, if we make it to the ultimate bell, I’m going to be on him. We’ll see what kind of changes he makes, however I don’t really feel he’s a greater inside fighter than me and I don’t really feel like he’s a greater boxer than me.”
LEONARD ELLERBE, CEO of Mayweather Promotions
“The world is buzzing about this complete occasion, together with our terrific undercard with two nice skilled bouts. Hurd vs. Arias goes to be a scintillating bout. I’ve seen Luis up shut and private throughout this coaching camp and I do know that he’s 100% ready and able to pull off the upset. Hurd alternatively is seeking to keep his footprint within the 154-pound division and show he’s one of the best at that weight.
“Pascal and Jack had a incredible bout a yr and a half in the past on SHOWTIME. From the opening bell, these guys proved they’re nice warriors and we count on nothing much less within the rematch on June 6. The followers are really in for a deal with on that night time.
“The vitality between these 4 fighters at the moment has been unimaginable. Because the promoter of this occasion, I’m excited, so I can solely think about what the followers are in for. Hurd and Arias are each seeking to make a press release, and that’s going to roll proper into Pascal in opposition to Jack, who’re going to choose up proper the place they left off of their first combat.”
ABOUT MAYWEATHER VS. LOGAN PAUL
Mayweather vs. Logan Paul is a particular exhibition bout offered by Mayweather Promotions, FANMIO and Mavathltcs that can happen on Sunday, June 6 at Exhausting Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. The telecast, which is being produced by SHOWTIME PPV, will air reside starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and might be bought now at SHOWTIME.com and FANMIO.com. The undercard will characteristic WBA Mild Heavyweight Champion Jean Pascal vs. two-division world champion Badou Jack in a 12-round rematch, plus former unified tremendous welterweight champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd in opposition to Luis Arias in a 10-round bout and in a fourth PPV bout, former NFL star vast receiver Chad Johnson will make his boxing debut in an exhibition match in opposition to versatile fighter Brian Maxwell. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.