Jermell Charlo prepares 'history marking performance' against 'strong warrior' Jeison Rosario

Jermell Charlo prepares 'history making performance' against 'strong warrior' Jeison Rosario

Published On Thursday, September 24, 2020By Ben Davies

Jermell Charlo has huge 'confidence in his skills' to dismantle Jeison Rosario who believes he is 'the better fighter' and is 'ready for war' on Saturday night at Charlo double header

Jermell Charlo 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.

Following a 30-minute intermission at the conclusion of Charlo vs. Derevyanchenko, the three-fight Charlo vs. Rosario card will begin. Unbeaten former champion Luis Nery takes on undefeated Aaron Alameda for the vacant WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship in the co-main event, while former unified champion Danny Román duels former champion Juan Carlos Payano in a WBC Super Bantamweight title eliminator kicking off the second portion of the pay-per-view.

Here is what the fighters had to say ahead of the second part of the Charlo double bill:

JERMELL CHARLO

"Saturday night is going to be my history-making performance. This is something that I've always wanted and that I've always trained for. I've put in the hard work for every fight I've ever had, and this is what it's all been for.

"People will say that they can't wait to see us fight again after Saturday. We come to fight. We prepared all our life for this. Now is our time. The big dogs are here to stay. We're veterans in this game and we love this sport. To make it to this stage, there's nothing bigger for us. This is our Super Bowl. This is our national championship. It's time for us to go get our belts.

"This is about my legacy and my career. I want everyone to see what I'm made of. [Jeison] Rosario is a tough fighter with a lot of good attributes. He's coming to fight. Styles make fights and we're going to see that in the ring.

"We're going to put on a show. Knowing my brother is also fighting gives me more energy. Fight night is when you see all our excitement and all our hard work pouring out. This is huge for us. We're both doing our thing and feeding off each other's energy.

"Just being on this stage makes you buckle in and focus a lot better. I'm 30 years old and I want to push myself and keep testing my limits. That's what's gotten me to this stage right now.

"I have confidence in my skills and I'm going to bring some new tricks out of my hat."

JEISON ROSARIO

"People are going to see on Saturday that it was no fluke that I beat Julian Williams the way that I did.

"This is going to be a war. I'm a warrior, and I'm going to find a way to win. That's the only thing on my mind.

"I don't feel any pressure, it's an obligation - not only to my family, but to all of Latin America - to win these titles. There's no room in my mind for the possibility of not winning. That's going to be clear on Saturday night.

"I'm prepared for the fight to go the distance, but I also have the stamina to finish it early and take advantage of my opportunity.

"I don't have to understand what Jermell is saying on stage to know that he thinks he's going to win, just like I think I'm going to win. That's what makes this a great fight, but nothing is going to change my mindset.

"Training camp was great despite the pandemic. I feel strong, healthy and confident. Jermell is a great fighter with a lot of power, but I'm the better overall fighter and the world will see that on Saturday."

LUIS NERY

"Everyone knows about my strength and knockout power, but my technique and preparation will play a part to help me win this fight.

"I'm excited for the challenge of moving up in weight. I want to dominate across multiple weight classes. That's going to start Saturday night with a big statement against [Aaron] Alameda.

"This is really one of the best training camps I've ever had. I've been working with Eddy Reynoso, he's focused on a lot of different aspects of my game that I can show in the ring on Saturday.

"The level of the fighter that Alameda has fought is not too impressive. On Saturday he's going to face someone who's on a whole new level from anything he's ever faced."

AARON ALAMEDA

"Everyone knows I'm the underdog, but after Saturday, everyone is going to know who Aaron Alameda is. I prepared hard like I always do, and you will see that from me in this fight.

"This fight was supposed to take place back in March, but I've been able to take the last six months to prepare even better and make sure I'm 100 percent the best version of myself.

"There's so much on the line that I don't think not having fans will have any effect. It's pay-per-view and that means a lot of eyeballs will be on me. This fight means everything for me and my career."

DANNY ROMAN

"I am coming off of losing the titles and that has made me hungrier than before. I am going again against a quality fighter like [Juan Carlos] Payano, and I don't believe this is going the distance.

"I always make weight. I am still eating right now, and I think I will be eating before the weigh-in. I don't struggle with the weight and I even think with a good diet I might be able to make 118 pounds.

"My style is to go in there and give the best of me and try to make my fight, the fight of the night. There are a lot of great fighters up here, but I'm trying to steal the show. We're going to do whatever is possible to get this win."

JUAN CARLOS PAYANO

"I've faced better fighters than [Danny] Roman and I'm not going to back down against anyone. I'm ready for him to bring it. I've been on this stage before. I train to win every fight no matter what.

"I was already in training camp before the shutdown and I haven't stopped working since. It's been a long training camp, but we're here now and I'm prepared.

"I didn't come to talk too much. People will see the results on Saturday. I'm ready to show everyone that my power will be there in this fight."

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