Jermall Charlo and Sergiy Derevyanchenko 'focused and ready'- Press Conference thoughts

Jermall Charlo and Sergiy Derevyanchenko 'focused and ready'- press conference thoughts

Published On Wednesday, September 23, 2020By Boxing News Now

Jermall Charlo ready to show he is 'best in the world' against 'belt chasing' Sergiy Derevyanchenko on Saturday night PPV double header

Jermall Charlo will face top contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko headlining part one of the doubleheader, while Jermell takes on WBA and IBF 154-pound champion Jeison Rosario in the main event of part two of the twin bill taking place this Saturday, September 26 live on SHOWTIME PPV (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT), in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

The three-fight Charlo vs. Derevyanchenko card will see WBA Super Bantamweight Champion Brandon Figueroa defending his title against 122-pound contender Damien Vázquez in the co-main event, plus WBO Bantamweight World Champion John Riel Casimero battling unbeaten Duke Micah in the pay-per-view opener.

Heres what the fighter's had to say at the press conference from Conneticut:

JERMALL CHARLO

 "This is just the beginning for me. There's been 30 fighters who've tried to beat me, and all 30 failed. We'll get a chance to get in there and do what we do best on Saturday. Talk is cheap. We'll see where that green belt goes on Saturday.

"I'm focused and locked in. I'm ready to fight. Sergiy can say what he wants to say about me, it's going to be a fight on Saturday.

"This is like the Super Bowl for us. At the end of the day, we're always ready to fight. This is what we do and this is what we prepare ourselves for. We're true warriors.

"Derevyanchenko is looking past me. His trainer and his whole camp, they're all looking past me. They're going to find out what they're in for on Saturday.

"I'm the best in the world. On Saturday night, everyone will get a chance to see it live on SHOWTIME PPV."

SERGIY DEREVYANCHENKO

"The green color of the WBC belt suits me. I want that green belt. I've fought twice for the title, and I'm more ready than ever for the third time.

"I was happy to have the break after the Gennadiy Golovkin fight. I got good rest. I'm relaxed, and when I came back to the United States, I was ready to train and now I'm ready to fight. It all helped me.

"Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs were tough fights, they were both close fights and I think those experiences definitely helped me. I'll show it in the ring on Saturday.

"I'm going to put pressure on him from the beginning. I'm going to use my legs, my jab and combinations to get the win.

"We always train hard and we have great sparring partners to prepare us. They've shown me what he's going to bring to the ring. Now we just have to take our strategy and use it in the ring on Saturday.

"This is a big fight. When I win, even more opportunities will open up. I'll be able to unify and take my career to the next level."

BRANDON FIGUEROA

"I'm excited to be back to doing what I do best and that's getting in the ring and giving the fans a great show.

 "It's been a very unique circumstance training for this fight during the pandemic, but we made the most of it. I'm very fortunate that I have access to a private gym, so I was able to stay consistent with my training. Sparring was a little difficult, but I was able to venture out after a while and get some good sessions in. Even though this is the longest I've gone without a fight, I never took much time off.

"Vazquez is a good, tough opponent but I really don't think he'll be able to handle the pressure that I'm going to bring. I'm an action fighter but I can do it all. I can bang, but I can also box - and my dad wants me to box even more and tag him on the outside. I don't think he'll be able to handle my body shots.

"I feel like this fight won't last too long, because I had such a good training camp. I keep getting better and stronger and I'm ready to showcase that Saturday night."

 

DAMIEN VAZQUEZ

"If he says it won't go past six rounds, then he's going to have to work hard. I'm going to make sure it' an all-out war. He's going to have to earn everything.

"I'm ready to go. To be honest, this is the most excited I've ever been about a fight. He has two hands and his heart beats like mine. There's nothing to be scared about in facing my opponent.

"No disrespect to the Charlos, but I want to be fight of the night and steal the show. May the best man win. I'm confident that will be me. Plain and simple."

 

JOHN RIEL CASIMERO

"This is my first time on SHOWTIME so I want to give everyone watching an impressive performance. I'll go for the knockout.

"This is a big opportunity show the world who I am. I promise I will do my best this fight. I am extremely ready to give it my all."My opponent is a mature boxer with good experience. But I'm going to be too strong for him. I believe I'm the best at 118-pounds."

 

DUKE MICAH

"I'm so grateful for this moment. This is a massive night for me. It all comes down to this and we are coming to win.

"I have to stick to my game plan. I expect my opponent to box and move. I've prepared for a couple attacks that I think he will use. I've never been more ready for a fight than I am for this one.

"Casimero is a good boxer, but I'm a different fighter than I've been in the past. I've improved my game so much working with Andre Rozier. The fans will see it on Saturday night, and they will become instant fans of my electrifying style."

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