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Guerrero: I never take another fighter lightly

Photo: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

Photo: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

Former champion Robert Guerrero and opponent Aron Martinez held a media workout in advance of tomorrow’s fight from the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California.

The Wild Card West Boxing Gym in Santa Monica hosted the fighters, who are headlining the Premier Boxing Champions fight card that will be televised live on NBC.

Below is what they had to say.

ROBERT GUERRERO

“I’m excited to get back in the ring. I’ve trained very hard and my focus is fully on this fight. Saturday afternoon you’re going to see a great fight.

“It’s a unique event starting so early. I’ll get up, eat and go fight but I’m ready for it.

“I want to fight often, inactivity is the worst thing for a fighter. I want to fight three-four times per year, every year.

“I never take another fighter lightly. This is a huge opportunity for Aron Martinez and I’m sure he’ll be ready for a real fight.

“Fighting on NBC puts all the eyes on me. I know how big of a platform this is.

“StubHub Center is a terrific venue, fans are right on top of you. I love fighting there and I’m not going to leave the fans disappointed.”

ARON MARTINEZ

“Come Saturday, expect a great fight. It’s going to be a war. I want to go in there and show everybody who I am.

“I know how tough of a fighter Robert is, he’s fought at the top level for a long time.

“I’m a brawler and I’m ready to test whatever skills he has. I need to close the distance, stay on top of him and get to him early. My power will surprise him.

“I love StubHub Center. I’ve been there many times to watch fights and can’t wait to fight there myself.

“This is a big opportunity for me, fighting on such a big card. We know Robert is a former world champion but I’m focused and ready. I’ve trained extra hard for this fight.”

Heavyweight contender Dominic Breazeale was also on hand and will be featured on the undercard.

“Everything starts off the jab, I need to put pressure on him early. I’ve seen a couple of YouTube clips of him fighting but the key is to focus on what I do best.

“This is a huge opportunity for me to fight on NBC at StubHub Center and I plan to take full advantage of it.

“This camp has been great, my whole team has done a phenomenal job getting me ready for this fight.

“I have to thank my opponent for coming out and putting his record on the line. When I’m done with him, he’ll be 17-1. I’m looking for an early round knockout and I want to keep the fans on the edge of their seats.”

Alfredo Angulo will make his return to the ring on the undercard.

The former welterweight standout spoke of the new beginnings in his career and hopes for the future.

“I’m so happy to be here in Los Angeles and fighting so close to home. ‘The Dog’ is coming back and you’ll see that on Saturday.

“I’m very excited to be back in the ring. It’s been a bit of a layoff but I want to be as active and busy as possible.

“I’m back now with Clemente Medina. I work best with him and I’m happy to be back training in Los Angeles again.

“I recently got married. I’m much more settled and much more focused on my career. I look forward to becoming a champion again.”

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