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James De La Rosa tipped the scales at 149 pounds and Tim Coleman tipped the scales at 147 pounds during Thursdayís weigh in at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. Hometown favorite Fernando Guerroro measured 159 1/4 pounds while Tyrone Watson weighed in at 161 3/4 pounds. The four undefeated rising stars hope to excite and impress Friday, on ShoBox: The New Generation live at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast)..

In the 10-round main event, highly touted welterweight prospect and former World Boxing Council (WBC) youth welterweight champion De la Rosa (17-0, 12 KOs), of Harlingen, Texas, will attempt to knock out his fifth opponent in six fights when he takes on Baltimoreís own Coleman (14-0-1, three KOs).

The 10-round middleweight co-feature will pit Salisbury resident and native Dominican Guerrero (9-0, nine KOs) against Pittsburg middleweight Watson (7-0, three KOs).

The evening will be promoted by Duva Boxing, in association with Cavazos Boxing, Prize Fight Boxing and Baltimore Boxing Club from the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, Maryland.

JAMES DE LA ROSA:

ďThis is going to be a good fight, I can promise you that. Coleman has a good jab and a good chin, so itís going to be exciting. He doesnít have much power, but I know heíll keep it coming.

ďColemanís a good, fast guy. Heís sparred with everyone you can think of, but weíll handle him.

ďWe want to be the aggressor because I know he wonít.

ďIím ready to go. I feel good. On Friday night, people are going to see that I can fight.

ďMy jab is good, my uppercut is good. Everything went well in training. Iíve been getting better everyday.

ďI know I can give it 10 good rounds. Iím prepared for anything.Ē

TIM COLEMAN:

Iíve waited for this moment my whole life. This is the biggest fight Iíve ever had.

ďI donít see this kid dealing with me. Iíve done my homework and Iíve trained hard. Iím not taking anything for granted, but this kid canít beat me.

ďIíve been in with a lot of punchers, a lot of strong durable guys. Heís been in there with tomato cans.

ďHeís a young kid, so I know heís going to come out and try to be in charge. But Iím going to try to frustrate him. Iím not going to run.

ďIíll be aggressive on Friday. Iím going to use everything, everything Iíve learned.

ďIf I get hit, believe me Iím going to bite down and fight back. I have to keep it exciting because itís on SHOWTIME.

ďIím looking to get in with whoever SHOWTIME throws at me. Iím ready to fight.

ďTomorrow night is crucial for me. I know have to come out with a win and I will.

ďIíve fought a few lefties. Iíve had plenty of experience against lefties. Iím not worried.

ďIím a hooker, thatís always been my money shot. My left hook is my game.

ďI was in camp with Oscar (De La Hoya), so I canít fight better opposition than that. Iíve had hard, hard sparring. World championship sparring. Thereís no ring rust for me.

ďI learned a lot training with Oscar. He taught me some tricks. Oscar has a big left hook, which is far better than De La Rosaís left hook will ever be.

ďIíve never touched the canvas and Iíve been in the ring with all the world champions that you can think of, but Iíve never touched the floor. You better believe I wonít touch the canvas on Friday night.Ē

FERNANDO GUERRERO:

ďIím not feeling the pressure. Once you think like a champion you need the pressure to bring it down.

ďIím very excited. This is what Iím waiting for. Friday night in front of my hometown fans and on national TV? Itís on.

ďI just try to stay relaxed. Once the bell rings itís on.

ďI know he has some good skills and a good record, but weíre ready. Iím not going to make any mistakes in there.

ďFrom what I know, heíll try to box against me, especially after he feels my power.

ďIím prepared to go the distance, but Iíll take the opportunity to knock him out if its there.

ďSparring with Paul Williams taught me a lot. Thatís been a great experience for me.

ďI can fight guys at any size. Iíve fought guys who are 6í4íí or 6í5íí. Iím used to tall guys. Height doesnít matter to me.Ē

TYRONE WATSON

ďItís different fighting a southpaw, but Iíve been sparring with them nonstop. Hopefully, one big punch and Iíll have him gone in the first round. Itís different, but itís the game. Itís the boxing game.

ďIíve sparred against size and speed for southpaws. Fast guys and big guys. You name it, Iíve been in the ring with it.

ďWeíll wait and see what he does until the first round. After the first round itís our fight.

ďHe wonít be able to handle the pressure. Iíve never been knocked down.

ďThis kid has never been backed up, but heís going to be backed up on Friday night. Iíll try and fight my game, but if I have to box, Iíll have to box.

ďIím coming down in weight, so Iím hungry. But Iíve been running to help lose the pounds. I feel strong and I feel light.

ďI worked with Kelly Pavlik, Roy Jones, Iíve been training with the best. Even though Iíve been inactive in the ring doesnít mean Iíve been inactive in the gym.

ďPavlik can hit, thatís why Iím not really worried about this guy. Iíve been in there with the best.

ďIím still learning, and Iím still fresh. Whatever he lets me do, Iíll do.Ē


FINAL QUOTES FOR ďFASTĒ EDDIE CHAMBERS & ANNA INGMAN BEFORE FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS AT THE LEGENDARY BLUE HORIZON

PHILADELPHIA (October 2nd, 2008)óFinal quotes from todayís press gathering at The Legendary Blue Horizon as in the main event for Fridayís card, World ranked Heavyweight, ďFastĒ Eddie Chambers returns to the venue for which he made seventeen successful appearances when he takes on Livin Castillo.

In the co-feature, undefeated womanís sensation, Anna Ingman makes her American debut when she takes on Cimberly Harris.

The six bout card will begin at 7:30 and will be seen live all over the world on www.gofightlive.tv

Eddie Chambers (31-1, 17 KOís)

ďI am prepared and eager to get the job done.Ē

ďThe Blue Horizon is a great venue. Many champions came through here. To me itís a big event because I got my hometown fans here who have seen me come up and are expecting bigger things.Ē

ďCastillo is a tough guy who is a southpaw. He gives you that little southpaw problemĒ

Anna Ingman (5-0, 1 KO)ó

ďThis is always been my dream. It is extra special to make my pro debut at The Legendary Blue Horizon"

Tickets are $45, $55, $65, $125 & $200 and can be purchased by calling 215-763-0500 or at The Legendary Blue Horizon

Doors open at 6:3o pm and 1st fight is at 7:30

The card is promoted by Vernoca L. Michael and Blue Horizon Boxing Promotions Inc.

Article posted on 02.10.2008



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