Elijah Garcia Ready For Toughest Fight Yet
On Saturday, September 30th, twenty year old Elijah Garcia (15-0, 12 KOs), steps into the ring against Armando Resendiz (14-1, 10 KOs). The fight is the opening bout for the Canelo vs. Charlo undercard in an already stacked card full of action packed fights. This is a throwback to the days when PPV cards were stacked up with great competitive match ups that the fans want to see.
“I’m blessed to be on this card. I know that on September 30 I’m gonna have the toughest fight of my career so far. Reséndiz comes strong, in shape and ready to fight.”
“I’m honored to be on a card with so many other great fighters. I’m preparing to be a world champion and these tough fights are what will get me ready for that.”
This marks the third fight this year that the young Elijah will have. His first bout being a four round war that ended in a TKO victory over Amilcar Vidal on Showtime in March, followed by a ten round unanimous decision victory over Kevin Salgado on the Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia undercard in April.
“This has been the best year of my career. I had a big upset early in the year and then got a hard 10-round victory. Now I’m in back-to-back pay-per-view events. It’s like a snap of the finger and I’m blowing up. I’m just training hard and preparing for a tough fight.”
“I want to be a world champion at 21 years old. Fighting tough opponents like Armando will get me ready for when that opportunity comes. I know how hard it’s gonna be, but that’s the way I have to go.”
Elijah recognizes how tough of a task he has in front of him, but understands what is at stake. He is only nine months away from his 21st birthday, the age in which Elijah hopes to achieve his goals of being a world champion.
“Armando is coming off a huge win and he’s young and strong. I don’t see why this fight wouldn’t be a step up for me. I’m ready for it. I’m just staying humble and keeping my faith strong. I don’t want to look ahead and take too big of a leap. I’m following the direction that my team is telling me to go.”
What makes this such an intriguing bout is the match up of exciting styles, much like the rest of the card. Armando Resendiz understands what is in front of him as well.
“I expect a tough fight and I’ve trained for that. I hope that this is a fight that the fans will love. I want everyone to tune in and enjoy the action. I think that I have experience on my side, but age doesn’t matter too much. When I was younger, I fought older fighters as well. How you prepare is what really matters and I think we’re both going to prepare in the right way.”
Coming off his career high victory over former world champion, Jarrett Hurd, Resendiz is looking to keep the train rolling.
“I showed how hungry I was when I beat Jarrett Hurd. I have big goals in the sport. I want to be a main event staple and that was a big step toward that. I’m really excited to have Manny Robles in my corner. We mesh really well. You’re going to see more of that in this fight. We train hard and it’s reflected inside of the ring.”
The pay-per-view begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will also see undefeated sensation Jesus “Mono” Ramos Jr. take on hard-hitting top contender Erickson “Hammer” Lubin in the 12-round super welterweight co-main event. The pay-per-view also includes former world champions Yordenis Ugas and Mario “El Azteca” Barrios going toe-to-toe for the Interim WBC Welterweight Title.
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