Miranda vs Ward Quotes
MIRANDA QUOTES: “The fight will only go up to the 10th round and that’s because that is when I am going to knock Andre Ward out. Andre Ward has never been in the ring with a fighter like me – he hasn’t fought anyone talented. If there is one thing that you notice about Andre’s fights, he’s always running. Andre doesn’t have the heart of a champion. He is holding onto his one achievement, The Olympic Gold Medal, but that is all he will ever achieve.”
“I feel sorry for Dan Goossen to have invested so much money in such an untalented fighter. I have over 30 fights. If you compare the challenges that I have taken on throughout my career they are far more than what Ward has faced.”
“I’m fighting in Andre Ward’s backyard. During the first two to three rounds, you will hear the crowd cheering for him, but as I dominate him and show the fans how a real boxer performs, I guarantee you...you’re going to hear them chanting my name at the end of the night..”
“I am excited to fight in my backyard. It’s going to be a competitive fight and that is what I will be ready for on May 16.”
“I keep my composure because I don’t need to disrespect my family, who is at this press conference, or the boxing fans."
“Miranda can say anything that he wants right now and I am not going to react, but you can bet that I will retaliate in the ring on May 16.”
DAN GOOSSEN, PRESIDENT OF GOOSSEN TUTOR PROMOTIONS
“Goossen Tutor Promotions just came off of two very exciting wins over the weekend and we are continuing the momentum with the announcement of this great challenge that Andre Ward is presented with in front of his Bay Area fans. Edison Miranda is a tough opponent that, with a victory, will catapult Andre to the top.”
“Andre may be respectful and quiet at this press conference, but don’t let that fool you. He’s a mean son of a %#*@ when he’s in that ring. Miranda will find that out on May 16.”
ROBERT ROWELL, PRESIDENT OF GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
“We are very pleased to have Andre Ward fight in his backyard and our home, Oracle Arena.”
“I do follow Andre Ward’s career and know that this fight against Edison Miranda is going to be an exciting one for the fans.”
“We are proud to assist bringing what will be an exciting match to Andre’s hometown fans.”
Tickets for the event promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions and Antonio Leonard Promotions go on sale Friday, April 17. Priced at $125, $75, $50 and $25, they can be purchased at the Oracle Box Office (Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 pm, and Saturday 10 a.m. -2 p.m.; it is closed Sunday) or online through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or through Ticketmaster Outlets at the following outlet partners: select Macy’s stores and select Ritmo Latino stores. All information can be obtained at www.ticketmaster.com.
Doors open on May 16 at 4:30 p.m. PT. The first live fight is 5 p.m. The Ward-Miranda 12-rounder will be the featured bout on a Special Saturday Primetime Edition of ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).
Photos: Laura De La Torre/411 Mania for Goossen Tutor Promotions
Article posted on 16.04.2009
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