News: Molitor-Caballero Quotes; Timothy Bradley; Billy C Boxing Radio
Photos: Durell Wambolt (For SHOWTIME) - In the first 12-round world title unification fight in the eight-year history of ShoBox: The New Generation and the first to take place in Canada, undefeated International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion Steve “The Canadian Kid” Molitor (28-0, 11 KOs) and World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight champion Celestino Caballero (30-2, 21 KOs) will collide this Friday, Nov. 21, from Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada, live on SHOWTIME (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast)..
Article posted on 20.11.2008
Both the Canadian, Molitor, and the Panamanian, Caballero, have made five successful defenses of their respective 122-pound titles.
The event will be promoted by Orion Sports Management. What the fighters and their camps had to say at Wednesday’s final press conference:
“I’ve been reading in the media that he thinks I’m a pretty boy. We’ll, we know his eyesight is just fine.
“I’m not worried about anything else other than sticking to my game plan Friday night. He can say what he wants, it doesn’t matter.
“This is a great event and he’s a great champion, but I came prepared and on Friday night I’ll be the unified champion.’’
“I want to thank God for the opportunity to find out who is the best 122-pound fighter in the world.
“This is a great fight for the sport. Molitor is a great world champion, but he has to prove it. And I’m a great world champion, but I have to prove it as well.
“Molitor has never fought a real man before. All these guys that he’s fought … 3K Battery, (Takalani) N’Dlovu, (Ricardo) Castillo, (Fernando) Beltran, are not in my league. I’m a real man.’’
STEPHANE LAROUCHE (Molitor’s Trainer)
“I can tell you Steve is 100 percent ready, and prepared, but that’s normal for him. He’s constantly ready.
“With Steve on Friday night, you’ll see the difference between a runner and a slick boxer.
“Caballero is strong, big, awkward and has a lot of tools, but Steve will be on both of Caballero’s arms, showing him different angles with his slick style.
“It’s going to be a great fight.’’
ALLAN TREMBLAY (Molitor’s promoter)
“This fight is a culmination of 1 1/2 years of hard work to bring big-time boxing to Ontario. It’s been one hell of a journey. And Friday night should be one hell of a fight.’’
LEON MARGULES (President, Seminole Warriors Boxing, Caballero’s promoter)
“We’ve got two great champions putting their belts up against each other, trying to settle who the best fighter at 122 pounds in the world is, and make no mistake about it, the winner will be the best there is, bar none.’’
UNDEFEATED WBC SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMP TIMOTHY BRADLEY RECEIVES OVERSEAS FIGHTER OF THE YEAR AWARD
LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION EAGER TO FIGHT HOLT-TORRES III WINNER
London, United Kingdom, November 19 – It’s been a whirlwind 2008 for Timothy Bradley, but the WBC junior welterweight champion isn’t done yet.
After accomplishing what only a handful of other fighters have been able to do by winning the world championship on English soil in May with a victory over Junior Witter, Bradley defended his crown with an exciting victory over Edner Cherry in September, and then traveled to the 46th Annual WBC convention in Chengdu, China, earlier this month.
While in Asia, Bradley made a personal request for a voluntary defense of his crown in late February or March against the winner of the WBO title bout between Kendall Holt and Ricardo Torres, and more importantly, the classy champion visited a school located near the area of last year's devastating Chengdu earthquake. Bradley was a big hit with the children, who ranged from ages six to 12, and though he was mobbed for autographs and pictures, he made time for everyone on hand.
Next on the ‘Desert Storm’s world tour was a visit to London, England on November 18th, where he received the prestigious “Overseas Fighter of the Year” award from the British Board of Boxing Control which was held at The posh Connaught Rooms. Also in attendance were future Hall of Famer Joe Calzaghe and heavyweight contender David Haye, as Bradley was honored for his win over Witter.
"This is like dream I don't want to wake up from and it shows how honorable the Board is to name me fighter of the year after I beat one of the toughest English champions ever," said Bradley. The other nominees where Andreas Kotelnik (Ukraine), Anyetei Laryea (Ghana), and Yuri Roma nov (Belarus).
And though Bradley is back on home soil after his mini world-tour, he will get back on a plane in December to take in the December 13th rubber match between Holt and Torres and scout what may be his next opponent.
“I can’t wait to see Holt and Torres’ third fight, and I’m even more excited about fighting the winner,” said Bradley. “This is a fight boxing needs, and the champions have to unify so the fans can know once and for all who the real champion is. I’m confident that I’m that man, and I’m ready to prove it against all comers.”
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