Undefeated former world champion Jaime Munguia (39-0, 31 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico, and his opponent Jimmy “Kilrain” Kelly (26-2, 10 KOs) of Manchester, UK hosted a media exercise at present to kick off combat week. On Saturday, the fighters will face off at Anaheim’s Honda Heart in a 12-round tremendous middleweight combat, reside on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico.
Additionally available, was Ronny Rios (33-3, 16 KOs) to advertise his upcoming combat towards Murodjon “MJ” Akhmadaliev (10-0, 7 KOs) on June 25. Their 12-round face off for the WBA and IBF tremendous bantamweight titles will happen on the Tech Port Area in San Antonio, TX and also will stream reside, worldwide on DAZN.
“I really feel superb this coaching camp. We’re all comfortable, we’ve got been placing in numerous arduous work and we’re able to face Kelly this Saturday.”
“We determined to make the transfer to Large Bear in the hunt for sparring companions. I get larger and want sparring companions of my dimension. Though Otomi, does have nice fighters, the difficulty for me is the scale and likewise, much less fighters are keen to go on the market for sparring. In Large Bear, we’re within the boxing hub of Southern California and have extra entry to fighters keen to make the drive for a sparring session.”
“It’s tough to be in a coaching camp away from my family and friends. However I like my job, I like boxing. I additionally inspire myself to work arduous for my family and friends. They’re the most important and the day by day motivation that I’ve to push tougher on a regular basis to be one of the best for them.”
“I’ve to watch out with Kelly. I do know he’s coming with nothing to lose and every thing to realize so I’ve to ensure to not let my guard down on Saturday.”
JIMMY “KILRAIN” KELLY
“I’m feeling superb about my first time on the west coast. I really feel settled in. I’m wanting ahead to the chance.”
“Jaime has numerous expertise, he’s unbeaten, he’s an enormous puncher. I’ve skilled accordingly and am wanting ahead to Saturday evening.”
“I concentrate on myself. I do know some fighters have taken an aggressive method and maybe they’ve performed into the arms of Munguia. Maybe a unfastened method is one thing to have a look at.”
“I’ve been ready for alternative to occur. When the cellphone rang, regardless that it was solely 4 weeks’ discover, I made a decision to do it. Luckily I used to be already in coaching for a present so I felt comfy saying ‘sure’”
“This chance may be very thrilling for me and for my staff. That is each fighter’s dream [ to fight for a world championship] and we’re all prepared to maneuver ahead with every thing we acquired.”
“It’s been a protracted course of. I’ve had numerous ups and downs, however it has taken constant work to get again to the highest. Now we have by no means stopped grinding. My staff is extraordinarily robust proper now. I’ve at all times believed in myself and my staff. Fortunately we’re right here as soon as once more attempting to satisfy this dream.”
“I do know my opponent is a southpaw. He has two belts. I can not take that away from him, however I’ve numerous expertise. I’ve been within the ring with numerous high opponents at 122lbs. I need to see the place he stacks up towards me.”
“I believe that if I hold performing on the high degree that I’ve been, I do know we are going to come out on high. My staff has put collectively an important recreation plan. I simply should go on the market, take heed to my staff, and do every thing with confidence.”