Unbeaten WBC middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo (31-0, 22 KOs) and challenger Juan Macías Montiel (22-4-1, 22 KOs) previewed their upcoming showdown throughout a digital press convention Wednesday. They collide on SHOWTIME June 19 from the Toyota Middle in Houston.
“Montiel goes to see on June 19 that Jermall Charlo is for actual,” – Charlo
“My file speaks for itself. I’m all in regards to the knockout and that’s what I’m coming for on June 19,” – Montiel
In case you don’t know, Montiel’s huge declare to fame was his first spherical KO of James Kirkland final December. All 22 of his wins are by KO.
“That is going to be fireworks. That is going to be a combat. I come to placed on a superb present in entrance of my metropolis. Get able to tune in. That is happening, all the way in which down. There’s no means I’m letting Montiel take something from me.
“There’s no strain for me. I’m a fighter and professional at what I do. It’s my legacy on the road. So it doesn’t matter what, I’ve to proceed to be nice. I’ve the most effective coach on the earth in Ronnie Shields and I’m so prepared for this combat.
“I do know Montiel goes to deliver a robust problem and attempt to knock me out. You set the strain on your self that means although. Usually when folks speak trash, I lay them out. I’m going to be ready. My psychological has matched up with my bodily skill and I’m stronger than ever.
“Montiel is a strain fighter who fights from each stances. He’s sturdy with each palms and he’s going to attempt to combat hearth with hearth.
“While you’re the world champion, everybody desires to beat you. It doesn’t matter who they put in entrance of you, as a result of they’re all coaching their hardest. He’s going to be in form, however I’m going to be simply as quick, sturdy and sensible. My title is on the road, so I’ve to defend it.
“Convey on the ability. I would like the ability. He higher be as sturdy as he’s speaking. I wish to really feel the ability. I’ll present you what I do with the ability.
“I’m having fun with my life. I’m having fun with being the most effective Jermall Charlo I may be. I benefit from the competitors that they provide me. I’m by no means okay or glad with being the place I’m at. He’s going to see on June 19 that Jermall Charlo is for actual.
“I’m making 160-pounds completely proper now. I’m not completed at 160-pounds. There are larger fights forward of me although. It doesn’t matter what occurs, these larger fights are coming. Proper now, I’ve received one thing for Montiel.
“I’m providing you with the most effective Jermall Charlo that I can provide you. Montiel goes to return ahead and provides me some energy. I’m going to place it in my pocket and cost my telephone with it. You’re going to see an important night time of boxing on June 19.
“I get an opportunity to combat for my group and my folks on June 19. It’s going to be a tremendous night time of boxing. Everybody who stands up for me, I get to face again up for them.”
JUAN MACÍAS MONTIEL
“I’m excited and I’m prepared. This can be a dream combat that I’ve been ready for all my life. We’ve been preparing for months and I’m greater than able to step as much as this problem.
“Whoever thinks that is a straightforward combat for Jermall, doesn’t know me in any respect. That’s like saying a spark can’t gentle a forest on hearth. I’m going to indicate on June 19 that I’m greater than as much as the problem of exhibiting who Juan Macías Montiel is.
“I don’t see any weaknesses in Charlo’s recreation. He’s primary for a motive. I’m going to should combat him to the most effective of my talents. He’s on the prime of his recreation and I respect what he brings.
“I feel I’ve matured since my losses. I’ve educated very sensible for this chance. I’m not going to let this slip away due to something that I didn’t do.
“My file speaks for itself. I’m all in regards to the knockout and that’s what I’m coming for on June 19. I’ve been perfecting my complete recreation since my final combat. The ability is unquestionably going to be the important thing for me.
“I needed to overcome loads of adversity in opposition to Hugo Centeno Jr. I used to be not 100% wholesome in that combat, however all of that’s behind me now. I’m not wanting again, every thing is concentrated on June 19 proper now.
“I’ve by no means had a coaching camp so long as this one. We’ve upped the depth and put deal with getting extra relaxation and higher vitamin. The whole lot that I may wish as a fighter has gone into this coaching.
“I really feel blessed to have the ability to obtain my dream of preventing for a world title. That’s going to be my sole deal with June 19. I’m going to make my dream come true.
“It’s a dream come true to combat a champion like Charlo. If I preserve doing issues the way in which I’ve achieved, I really feel like I’ll present that I deserve this chance.”