VERGIL ORTIZ JR. VS. MAURICE HOOKER FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES | FightBookMMA


FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Vergil Ortiz Jr. (16-0, 16 KOs) and Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (27-1-3, 19 KOs) hosted a remaining press convention at this time forward of their 12-round combat for the WBO Worldwide Welterweight Title. The motion will happen this Saturday, March 20 at Dickies Enviornment in Fort Value, Texas and will probably be streamed dwell completely on DAZN worldwide, together with the U.S. and Mexico.

Under is what at this time’s essential occasion members needed to say on the press convention:

VERGIL ORTIZ JR, WELTERWEIGHT CONTENDER:
“I’m very grateful to be preventing again at dwelling once more, particularly after preventing in a bubble final yr. It was a very cool expertise. I discovered that I actually love the followers. I benefit from the followers. So, what higher place to come back again and combat than within the Dallas Fort Value space?”

“This combat is actually particular to me. I requested for this combat at 140 kilos. He was a great fighter then, and he is an efficient fighter now. I wish to combat one of the best. The one method to be one of the best is to combat one of the best. I really feel very assured. I’ve the arrogance of my promoter and workforce behind me. I had a terrific camp, and I’m able to go.”

“We are going to discover out on Saturday if my energy and dimension will probably be an excessive amount of for him. I’ve by no means been within the ring with him earlier than, so I don’t understand how he’ll take it. However it’s not simply energy with me. It’s not simply my bodily attributes. My greatest attribute is my pondering capacity, and I’m going to do plenty of that on Saturday.”

“That is going to be one of many first fights in Dallas between two world class natives of the realm. We’re going to put a very nice present. I’m actually enthusiastic about it. We’ve educated actually exhausting, and I hope you all benefit from the present.”

MAURICE HOOKER, FORMER WBO JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION:
“This combat will imply every thing to me. I’m completely satisfied to be again at dwelling the place followers at dwelling can see me. And it’s nice to present to the followers one thing particular in any case they’ve been going via.”

“I’ve been watching Vergil Ortiz for some time now. I’ve been supporting him since he began as a result of he’s from Dallas. His 16-0 with 16 knockouts don’t imply nothing to me till we get within the ring. I imply, it’s cute, however we are going to see within the ring.”

“I’m excited. My workforce is happy. I’ve labored exhausting. The truth that I’ve been referred to as the underdog has pushed me extra. I’ve ready effectively for this combat. I’m going to go within the ring, do my enterprise, and have enjoyable with it.”

OSCAR DE LA HOYA, CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF GOLDEN BOY:
“Everyone seems to be saying that he’s the subsequent massive factor within the welterweight division. And he’s. However first he has to get previous Maurice Hooker, and that’s no simple check. This can be a actual combat and a tricky check for him. If he beats him, then he’s going straight to the highest of the division, the place are a lot of massive fights to make. I can’t say who I would like him to see subsequent as a result of this Saturday’s combat is an enormous check.”

“Hooker’s model, skills and expertise make him harmful. He’s going to indicate Vergil totally different angles. It’s a distinct model than what Vergil has confronted up to now. However Vergil has a terrific nook. He is a superb fighter and has nice workforce. They’ve studied Maurice. In order that’s why I really feel this will probably be an incredible combat.”

Ortiz Jr. vs Hooker is a 12-round combat for the WBO Worldwide Welterweight Championship introduced by Golden Boy. The occasion is sponsored by Hennessy “By no means Cease. By no means Settle” and “BetOnline – Your On-line Sportsbook Consultants.” The combat will happen on Saturday, March 20 at Dickies Enviornment in Fort Value, Texas and will probably be streamed dwell completely on DAZN worldwide, together with the U.S. and Mexico.

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