ANAHEIM, CA – Mexican super-star, Jaime Munguia (37-0, 30 KOs), of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico and Philadelphia’s fierce warrior, “King” Gabriel Rosado (26-13-1, 15 KOs) hosted their final press conference today in anticipation of their all-out-war at Anaheim’s Honda Center. The fighters were on hand to speak to Golden Boy Fight Night’s Beto Duran about their training and what they can expect from each other on Saturday, November 13. Fighters featured on the DAZN broadcast, including Orange county’s Alexis “Lex” Rocha (17-1, 11KOs), Jeovanis Barraza (22-1, 15KOs) of Barranquilla, Colombia, D’Mitrus Ballard (20-0-1, 11KOs) of Temple Hill, Maryland, Mexico’s Paul Valenzuela, Jr. (26-9, 17KOs), undefeated rising lightweight star, William Zepeda (23-0, 21KOs), and Miami’s John Moralde (24-4, 13KOs) were all in attendance to hype up their anticipated bouts live on DAZN, excluding Mexico, starting at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.
Below is what the fighters had to say about their upcoming events:
JAIME MUNGUIA, WBO INTER-CONTINENTAL MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION:
“I feel like this has been the best training camp I have had my whole career. I feel good, I feel strong and we are ready.
“I feel like moving up to 160lbs was good for me, my body feels stronger and I feel better. I think teaming up with Erik has improved my technique, we have made a great team, and I have learned a lot from him. And I think this Saturday we will show off everything we have worked for and have learned.”
GABRIEL ROSADO, MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDER:
“Freddie and I are coming off of some good momentum. We had a great camp, great sparring and truthfully it was a camp where I was locked in from beginning to end.
“Experience is what is different, locking in and training with a Hall of Fame trainer who just guides me. I have never given up on myself, I have always worked hard and have always believed that I could be a better fighter. And I look forward to proving that on Saturday.”
ALEXIS ROCHA, WELTERWEIGHT CONTENDER:
“I want to thank Golden Boy and Roberto Diaz for pushing me to fight in my back yard. It’s a privilege.
“I took an ‘L’ but that is not going to define my career. I have build up my confidence and I believe in myself. You have to pick yourself back up.”
JEOVANIS BARRAZA, WELTERWEIGHT CONTENDER:
“I want to thank everyone for the opportunity to show the world who I am. I am prepared, there are no excuses to give a bad fight. I am here to give it my all.
“When you are hungry and have the desire to reach the the top of the division, nothing seems difficult or dangerous. You have take those tough fights and 100% take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to you.”
D’MITRUS BALLARD, MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDER:
“My goals and aspirations for this division is to be middleweight champion, unified middleweight champion and undisputed champion. I feel like a the key guys in this division, the ones with the belts are not fighting each other. I want to be the one that unifies the division.”
PAUL VALENZULA, JR., MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDER:
“I have the experience and I know what it takes to win. I will show what I am made of. They need to struggle with me and my style.
WILLIAM ZEPEDA, LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDER:
“I feel good, I feel strong. I know I have prepared 100%, we have to, there are no easy fights in boxing.
“I am ready to show the world who William Zepeda is and November 13, the fans will see that I am a dangerous fighter in the lightweight division.”
JOHN MORALDE, LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDER:
“We are ready for anything in the ring and we are here to win. I am want to thank my team for the opportunity, and I am ready to prove I have what it takes to keep advancing in this sport.”
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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