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Khan-Algieri press conference quotes



venue: Barclays Center


Amir Khan:

“I really believe that I have the movement, the skills and the technique to beat Chris Algieri and look spectacular doing it. Algieri has been in the ring with big names before so we know that’s not going to scare him and he won’t get nervous. I’m going to be ready for anything he brings to the table. This is going to be an entertaining fight because of our styles. We both like to throw a lot of punches and there will be a lot of movement. This will be a more skillful fight and I think the fans will enjoy what they see.

“Virgil Hunter has been great for me as a fighter and he’s helped me really understand the sport of boxing. I’ve worked on my technique and my defense and really just everything. Training camp for me has been really good. I’m focused on my opponent and I’m not going to make any mistakes. It’s going to be a great performance from me on Friday.”

Chris Algieri:

“This is going to be a great fight with two fast-paced boxers. It’s going to be very exciting for everyone watching. Working down in Florida with John David Jackson really refreshed a lot of things in boxing for me. I got to see new things and try new things. I learned a lot. The only thing that matters is proving something to myself and I do feel like I have to prove something. I wasn’t happy with my last performance at all. I know I belong here at the elite level and it’s time for me to prove it.

“I like to challenge myself and this is a great opportunity. I’m ready for this, I will challenge anybody in the welterweight division.”

Javier Fortuna:

“I hope my opponent doesn’t have any excuses on Friday, because I’m going to knock him out. Everyone here is going to see a great performance and I can’t wait to get in the ring. I’m a strong fighter and I am looking forward to showing everyone what I am capable of.”

Bryan Vasquez:

“I promise it’s going to be a war. I’m an exciting fighter who always comes to fight. This is my time and I will not disappoint. Fighting in New York is a great opportunity. I want people to see that Costa Rica has great fighters. I know I have a tough opponent, but he has never faced anyone like me. I’m going to give it my all and I hope he does the same.”

Marcus Browne:

“When I went to the Olympics in 2012 we stayed in Bolton and worked out at Amir Khan’s gym, now it comes full circle. Fans can expect to see ‘spizazz’ from me. That’s a word I came up with back in my amateur days. I’m here to bring that ‘spizazz’ back, if you want to know what that is you have to buy a ticket for Friday night.”

Heather Hardy:

“There was a really unfinished feeling after my last fight, I was disappointed. I expected more from my opponent. I wanted to put on a show for fans to remember. I definitely want to make up for my last fight this time and I feel like my opponent is on the same page with me about where we need to go to take this sport further.”

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