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Mosley-Judah, Barrios-Juarez Quotes

ZAB JUDAH: "First of all want to thank God for having me here and making everyone safe to get here too. Everyone is watching my career—both the great fights and the other things. But it's time to grow up and I give a lot of thanks to Golden Boy too because they have given me a great fight and a great fighter. This fight is not about Shane Mosley it is about me. On May 31 you are going to see the old Super Judah, the one that and if it even gets past the six rounds, you are going to see me finish strong and be the fighter I know I can be.."

SHANE MOSLEY

"I thank God so much for my career to date and for the opportunities I have had to make my career.

"Tremendous fight on May 31 and I am ready to go to war. After the Cotto fight we saw some things that we are going to work on but we will be ready and it is going to be a great fight.

"Zab is definitely a great fighter, and he can crack, and he is fast. But I am on a mission to be the top dog and I want to fight to get through this fight and then fight the best welterweights out there—Cotto, Mayweather.

"Zab is standing in my way and I am too old to fall back now. I want to make this run a great one and it is going to start with Zab on May 31.

"Get ready to go to work and it is going to be great."

JUAREZ VS BARRIOS

RICARDO ROCKY JUAREZ

"Jorge Barrios comes to fight with a lot of heart and a lot of balls and a fighter like that is always dangerous. For some reason I always felt that I would fight him and now it is here. We know that this fight is the turning point that we could be back in the champion's level.

"I still have a desire to become world champion and to prove to fans and critics that I can be world champion."

JORGE BARRIOS

"Great opportunity on May 31 and to fight Rocky Juarez he is going to be an excellent fight. I think he is too small for me anyway and I am going to show him that night."

RICHARD SCHAEFER

"Glad to be back at the Mandalay Bay on May 31 and this will be another thrilling night of boxing for all of the fans.

"Golden boy Promotions is very busy and so proud to be putting on great fights in the coming months—Hopkins vs Calzaghe in Las Vegas in April, Oscar de la Hoya vs Forbes in Los Angeles in May and then we come right back here to Las Vegas for this fight card at the Mandalay Bay on May 31.

High Stakes is the theme of the show and the whole card will be at risk and up for grabs. Crossroad fights for all of these fighters and what will make a great night of boxing.

MARK TAFFET

"We are here to announce this great fight. The people in boxing over the last year or so have been putting together these great fights and we have another one on our hands May 31.

"We have known both Shane and Zab have been a part of HBO for along time and when you look back at their careers and they have provided an incredible moments in boxing.

"They both have a lot on the line, and when you put two fighters that know there is so much on the line, knowing they have to win.

"They are King of the Rings and that is the way the fans know him. Great card and High Stakes top to bottom.

"Juarez and Barrios were here early and that tells you they are ready and excited about this fight May 31.

"Great to be a part of it and we are really looking forward to this night."

Article posted on 16.03.2008



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