Two-division world champion Badou Jack and veteran contender Luis Arias previewed their respective showdowns throughout a Las Vegas media exercise Tuesday, earlier than they step within the ring for separate points of interest of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul SHOWTIME PPV undercard on Sunday, June 6 from Exhausting Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
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Jack will return to the ring for a rematch in opposition to WBA Gentle Heavyweight Champion Jean Pascal, whereas Arias squares off in opposition to former unified champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd on the pay-per-view starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the stay occasion are on sale now and obtainable for buy by means of Ticketmaster.com.
The occasion additionally featured Mayweather Promotions’ fighters Jean Carlos Torres, Dorian Khan Jr., Jalil Hackett and Micky Scala, who will compete in separate non-televised bouts on Sunday, June 6. Here’s what the fighters needed to say Tuesday from the Mayweather Boxing Membership:
“Floyd known as me in January final 12 months and advised me the rematch was on for April. That was final 12 months. It’s been executed since we walked out of the ring the primary time, however I’m pleased it’s lastly executed. I’m pleased it’s right here and I’m able to placed on a present.
“I’m attempting to excellent every part in preparation for this matchup. Higher vitamin. Higher conditioning. Higher sparring. I’m attempting to be higher at every part.
“That is my second battle with my new coach Johnathan Banks. The primary was only a tune-up battle. It wasn’t a high-level battle. It was an eight-rounder, so it was identical to a sparring session. However I’m in manner higher form than I used to be within the final camp and I’m able to go.
“My battle goes to be a hell of a battle. All people is aware of that. It was a Battle of the Yr contender final time. Floyd vs. Logan goes to be leisure. That’s a distinct sort of battle, however Floyd goes to placed on a present. The entire eyeballs are going to be on that night time so it’s going to be an ideal night time.
“Pascal likes attempting to get below my pores and skin, however I’m too calm. I’m too assured for that. On the finish of the day, he’s a veteran, I’m a veteran and it’s going to be an ideal battle night time.
“I believed I gained the primary battle. 75 p.c of everyone that watched the battle thought I gained. There was just one choose that had expertise, Julie Lederman, and she or he had me successful. The opposite two may need scored his so-called punches however it’s what it’s.
“Johnathan Banks is my new coach. He’s nice. He’s solely a 12 months older than me so we’ve got nice chemistry collectively and every part has been working nice. It was a bit of laborious at first to regulate to sure issues, however now in camp I really feel nice in sparring and every part we’re doing proper now.”
“It feels wonderful to be concerned on this occasion. For a fighter like me who’s been up and down, who was undefeated at one level after which misplaced all of it, went from being among the finest to being missed, to have the ability to battle my manner by means of and to have the ability to hold preventing and hold working to get again on this huge stage is actually a blessing. I’m pleased. I’m blessed. I can’t wait to get on that stage.
“Boxing is my life and I needed to make the required adjustments to get again to this stage. I’ve already been to the very best stage and I fell brief. I received the expertise of being there, I do know what I have to do to get there and I made these needed adjustments.
It’s one of many causes I got here again to Vegas, to begin coaching over right here to get that have, to get to that stage and to get higher.
That’s what I’ve been doing and that’s why I’ve been in a position to show that I nonetheless belong. Floyd noticed it. I sparred Floyd. He sees that I nonetheless received it and I’m making the adjustments. He sees how my physique is altering and he sees that I can nonetheless compete.”
JEAN CARLOS TORRES
“I’m very pleased to be on this card. I’m going to provide one of the best battle that I can for all my followers. I’m going to do one of the best that I can.”
DORIAN KHAN JR.
“It feels good to be part of this occasion. I’m simply preparing for my battle and specializing in that, nevertheless it’s an excellent alternative so I’m prepared.”
“It’s wonderful to signal with Floyd Mayweather and be part of this occasion. It’s a dream come true. I’ve labored so laborious since I used to be eight years previous and I’m lastly right here getting the fruits of my labor.”
“It feels nice to be a part of the largest occasion most likely in boxing historical past. I’m tremendous excited. My household and mates are tremendous excited. We have now a whole lot of followers which are excited and I can’t wait to placed on a present. I’m very grateful to Mayweather Promotions for getting me on this card and giving me this chance. I’m going to make one of the best of it.
“That battle earlier than the pandemic at Sam’s City was a giant motivation for me through the down time to remain prepared as a result of I knew one other battle was going to come back quickly. My household was a giant a part of that motivation. I need to make it possible for they’ll stay nevertheless they need to, so I’m working laborious each single day. I’ve been able to battle because the day the pandemic began till now. I can’t wait to placed on a present in Miami.”
LEONARD ELLERBE, CEO MAYWEATHER PROMOTIONS
“We have now two sizzling occasions arising. We have now the Floyd occasion with him taking up Logan Paul. Super undercard from high to backside.
We have now all my professional debut guys. I name them my beginning 5. After which we’ve got Chad Ochocinco who’s going to be preventing in an exhibition.
All people is dying to see that. After which we’ve got former unified champion Jarrett Hurd taking up Mayweather Promotions’ personal Luis Arias.
I believe that will probably be an incredible battle. These guys will probably be trying to steal the present in a 10-round bout. Within the co-main occasion, we’ve got none aside from Pascal vs. Jack. That will probably be a struggle. Their first battle was a Battle of the Yr and I anticipate nothing completely different. The followers are actually in for a deal with with that battle.
“We had been simply ready for the proper alternative to make the Pascal vs. Jack rematch. It is a large platform. It’s an enormous occasion and it’s the kind of platform that these two guys deserve, to be seen on a world scenario around the globe.
“My beginning 5 is full of top-tier expertise. I do know expertise once I see it. Each considered one of these guys I’ve had an ideal have a look at up shut and private and I used to be past impressed. Floyd was additionally. All of them have huge futures.
“Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul is leisure. Floyd is an entertainer. Logan Paul is an entertainer.
One factor in regards to the Paul brothers is that they’ve proven they’ll have an effect on something that they do. I’ve been very impressed with each of these guys, particularly Logan.
I name him the king of the web. One factor about each of them is that they’ve been extraordinarily constant at what they’ve been doing. I’m not going to face right here and faux that these guys are prepared for championship fights as a result of they’re not, however they work extraordinarily laborious and so they’re superb at what they do.”