Gervonta Davis vs Mario Barrios media workout quotes and photos


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4-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis and undefeated WBA Tremendous Light-weight Champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios took half in a media exercise to kick off combat week.

Here’s what Davis, Barrios and the remainder of the fighters in attendance needed to say on Wednesday:

Gervonta Davis

“I’m excited to be on this place to have the ability to give the followers what they wish to see, which is an thrilling combat. Atlanta confirmed me love the final time I got here, so why not come again?

“That is considered one of my hardest fights on paper. I’ll be prepared and hopefully he’ll be prepared, and we’ll give the followers what they wish to see.

“Las Vegas is certainly a boxing city. My workforce is there at Mayweather Promotions and I introduced my private workforce on the market as effectively. We’re all a household. We practice collectively, get alongside, and assist one another.

“There is no such thing as a strain on me, I’m simply going on the market to do my job. It’s simply one other day on the job for me. Hopefully he’s prepared as a result of I’m undoubtedly prepared and we can provide the followers what they wish to see, which is a knockout.

“[Barrios] is a younger champion. I’m going up two weight courses to face him. In the event that they don’t give me the respect after this, I don’t know what I’ve to do. It’s fairly cool. That is truly the primary time I’m preventing at this weight class. No matter alternatives they offer me at 135, or 140, I’ll take them.”

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Mario Barrios

“That is all model new, however I’m taking all of it in and excited to be in Atlanta. I’m simply excited to go on the market on Saturday and provides everyone a fantastic combat.

“Little question about it, Tank is by far the hardest check for an additional title protection and I’m going to do no matter it takes to achieve success on Saturday. There’s going to be fireworks on Saturday.

“This can be a large alternative and I’m very excited for this opportunity. This can be a very winnable combat for me, no matter what everybody has been saying. I’m simply excited to be again within the ring and in Atlanta.

“I believe it’s not going to be till we each get within the ring that individuals understand how a lot measurement I actually have for 140 kilos. In some way, he’s nonetheless the favourite though he’s the challenger on this combat. I simply take that as extra motivation for me.

“Peak-wise, attain. These are the main benefits. I’m simply as harmful as he’s. And simply as explosive and simply as quick. And I’ll present that on combat night time.

“Once they got here to me, I stated let’s do it however I used to be like, ‘I’m not taking place to 135,’ and so they stated, ‘Nah, he’s going to come back up.’ And I stated, ‘Even higher.’

“I’ve seen him combat loads of instances. He’s a fantastic fighter and he’s been very profitable on the decrease weight divisions in opposition to the smaller opponents. However this can be a totally different combat for him.

“I didn’t take an excessive amount of from the Leo Santa Cruz combat. I felt [Gervonta] fought him the way in which he did as a result of he didn’t respect Santa Cruz’s energy. However with our combat he’s going to don’t have any alternative and he’s not going to combat me the way in which he fought Santa Cruz. No matter he does combat night time, I’m going to should adapt.

“I’ve been boxing simply so long as he has and I’ve a superb boxing IQ, simply as he has. It solely takes one punch to alter a combat, and he undoubtedly has that one punch. However I’ll discover out if that energy carries over to 140 kilos.”

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Erickson Lubin

“We all the time work arduous. Each camp is difficult. It’s simply that this time we added a little bit longer. We’ve been working since my final combat and I’m simply so excited to go on the market and show my skills.

“Me and Jeison Rosario, we’re each hungry. I simply suppose I would like it extra and my preparation goes to talk for itself and the followers can solely count on fireworks and the very best of me.

“It’s not only one factor we’re engaged on; we’re engaged on every thing to be our greatest. Every part is clicking on all cylinders proper now. I really feel I’m able to combat. I’ve been able to combat weeks in the past. Every part goes to indicate on Saturday night time.

“I’ve seen him combat in opposition to Charlo and others – I’ve seen sufficient. I do know what I’ve to do to get him out of there. I’m a competitor and wish to give the followers the very best present.

“My loss affected me and motivated me large time. I do know my talents and I do know what I’m able to, so I simply went again to the drafting board and took all of it in. I understood how critical this sport is, and the way unforgiving this sport is. So I knew I needed to go on the market and do issues totally different to take my profession to a different degree. That’s what I did.”

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Batyr Akhmedov

“It’s my first time being in Atlanta and it’s an honor for me to combat right here on such a fantastic card in entrance of such nice folks.

“Thanks a lot for your whole help. I fought Mario in a World Title combat and went by way of a struggle, and now we work on the errors. I’m able to placed on one other efficiency, and I’ll do my finest for the followers to take pleasure in an thrilling combat.

“Underneath my coaches, Joel and Antonio Diaz, I’ve the very best workforce on the planet. It’s a studying course of each time whether or not it’s a win, lose, or draw. It’s a must to make changes to your performances and that’s what we did.

“I’ll do my finest to deliver the motion and make the followers bear in mind this combat. I already like town of Atlanta. You may see straight away that individuals like boxing right here. It’s going to be a great card with good fights.

“I’m very proud of the expertise I’ve gotten in my earlier fights and I count on it to assist me sooner or later.”

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Argenis Mendez

“I really feel nice, I’m very joyful and really excited. I’m very joyful to be right here right this moment and excited to depart with a victory.

“Crucial factor is coming away with the victory. I’m very targeted on the combat this Saturday.

“The principle occasion is absolutely none of my enterprise as a result of ultimately, I’m targeted on my combat. After Saturday night time, I’ll care about whichever one of many two in the principle occasion wins their combat as a result of then they are going to be my subsequent opponent.

“I believe this might be an attention-grabbing combat as a result of boxing has modified. Akhmedov is an Olympian, and although he has fewer fights, he misplaced a controversial choice to Mario Barrios. I believe this combat will current loads of totally different challenges and will probably be an attention-grabbing combat for everybody to see on Saturday night time.

“My coaching was a bit peculiar in Manchester, England, which was a special setting for me. I liked each second of it. My coach couldn’t be right here due to COVID-19 circumstances, however I’m nonetheless supported by my workforce proper right here which is nice. I’m actually excited to indicate what I’ve been engaged on this Saturday night time.”


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