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Hernandez, Sanchez-Navarro Conf. quotes

07.12.04 - A press conference to discuss former IBF junior lightweight champion Carlos “Famous’’ Hernandez’s return to the ring to face former NABF titlist Juan Carlos “Ranchero’’ Ramirez was held at El Paseo Restaurant in Los Angeles. Also in attendance were current FECARBOX champion Carlos Navarro and his opponent, former WBO champion Agapito Sanchez who square off in a 12-rounder for the vacant WBC junior lightweight Continental Americas title. Both undercard events will take place before the WBC Heavyweight Championship bout between Vitali Klitschko and Danny Williams Dec 11.

The fight card will be presented by K2 Promotions, Inc., in association with Mandalay Bay. The Hernandez-Ramirez bout is presented by Top Rank, in association with K2 Promotions. The broadcast will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View.

Carlos Hernandez (40-4-1, 24 KOs)

“It will be a difficult fight. Ramirez is a Mexican fighter, so he comes to fight with his heart and he has the will to win. You put the two together and it will be a tough fight, not an impossible fight though.”

“After this fight, I want to face Erik Morales, Jesus “Matador” Chavez, or Marco Antonio Barrera.”

“Dec. 11 is a great card. Vitali Klitschko is the dominant heavyweight champion of the world. I wish I were a heavyweight so I could fight him because my wife thinks he is cute. Carlos Navarro is the future of 130 pounds. Agapito Sanchez is a great fighter. And I promise you, I will give a great fight.”


Agapito Sanchez (35-9-2, 18 KOs)

“I am ready to give a good fight. I am well prepared. I will come to fight with everything I have got. I want to win this fight so I can get a rematch with Manny Pacquiao or Marco Antonio Barrera”


Carlos Navarro (23-3-1, 13 KOs)

“I have been out of the game for a while, so I am ready to go. I am in great shape. I hit the gym real hard. I have been training in Las Vegas.”

“I have seen Agapito fight. He has experience, power and speed. It will be a great fight.”

“I gave up boxing because I did not like training. But my brother Jose is going to have a title fight soon and he passed me by. I just want to keep up. Now I am more mature than I was. I have a goal – to get a major belts and Sanchez is in my way. I wish good luck to both of us and may the best man win.”



Article posted on 07.12.2004



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