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Jones Jr/Badi Presser Quotes

27.07.06 - A press conference was held today in Idaho for Saturday night’s “Hold Nothing Back!” Pay-Per-View event, headlined by living legend Roy Jones, Jr. (49-4, 38 KOs) challenging NABO light heavyweight champion Prince Badi “The Boxing Prince” Ajamu in the 12-round main event, at Qwest Arena in Boise. “Hold Nothing Back!” will be broadcast live in North America on cable and satellite Pay Per View at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT (blacked out in S. Idaho)..

Tickets, priced at $50, $100, $150, $250 and $350 (plus handling fees), are available exclusively at the Qwest Arena Box Office. Call 208.331.TIXS (8947), toll free 888.330.TIXS (8497), or go on line at www.qwestarenaidaho.com.

The official weigh in is tomorrow (Friday, July 28), 2 PM/MT at Qwest Arena.

Presser Quotes

Prince Badi Ajamu – “It’s been a long journey for me. I’m pleased to be here in Boise. It’s been a heckuva experience – all good! I thank Roy for accepting the opportunity to fight for my title. I believe we’ll have a great fight; two fighters with a lot of heart, charisma and love the sport. I’ve followed Roy a long time and he’s been an inspiration to me. I never thought I’d be fighting Roy. It’s an honor and a pleasure to fight him.”

Roy Jones, Jr. –“I thank Prince for accepting a shot at somebody he idolized. Don’t believe it though. If I were fighting Sugar Ray Robinson, I’d be fighting to win. He’s fighting to win Saturday night. I can’t wait for it. Two fighters who love the sport. You can’t find a more condensed card of fighters who love the sport like we do. Boise’s been wonderful. I couldn’t be fighting in a better place.”

William Guthrie – “I appreciate everything. Everybody in Boise has been wonderful and beautiful to me and everybody else since we’ve been here. Boise is a beautiful town. I’m looking forward to the fight. Thanks, Roy. Thanks, Prince. Thanks everybody.”

Kenny Keene – “This is awesome. There are a lot of great fighters here. This (fight) is the reason I’ve kept fighting. It’s going to be a great show. Thanks for coming here to Boise.”

(Note: Guthrie’s opponent Luke Munsen and Keene’s opponent Arthur Williams were traveling to Boise and unable to attend the press conference)

Article posted on 28.07.2006



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