TRENTON, NJ (July 8. 2016) – Undefeated rising contender Mario Barrios, former title challenger Devis Boschiero, unbeaten prospect Eddie Ramirez and Californian contender Jessie Roman hosted a media workout Thursday as they prepared for their Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN and ESPN Deportes showdowns taking place this Saturday, July 9 from Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features Barrios taking on Boschiero in a 12-round super featherweight title eliminator, while Ramirez and Roman square-off in a 10 round super lightweight battle.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $75, $55, $39 and $24, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased HERE, at the Sun National Bank Center box office or by calling 609-656-3234.
The fighters worked out at the Sun National Bank Center for media as they near their primetime bouts, with a chance to elevate themselves closer to world title contention. Here is what the fighters had to say Thursday:
“Training has been great. We trained in Las Vegas for a large portion of this camp. We had some good runs at 7,500 feet of elevation and I feel very ready for Saturday.
“Boschiero is a tough fighter with a lot of experience. He has gone the distance plenty of times and I am ready to face the best version of him on Saturday.
“Headlining on ESPN and ESPN Deportes is a blessing. I grew up watching the fights on ESPN and knowing that I am the main event is a dream come true.”
“We had a very good training camp. Everything went smoothly and I had great sparring. I couldn’t have asked for a better camp.
“Barrios is a very good prospect and very tall for the weight. We will see what he has on Saturday. We’re prepared for everything and the plan is to test him throughout the fight.
“I am very proud to be fighting on ESPN and I am hoping to give the American public a great fight. I am taking this one step at a time. Saturday will not be an easy fight. May the best man win.”
“This is a great opportunity. It’s really a dream come true. When I was young. I envisioned fighting on ESPN and now here I am. I am and ready and anxious to just get in the ring and fight. I’m on weight and ready to go.
“Training went very well. I have been ready to fight for weeks. Roman has a decent record and people tell me that he is a good fighter, but I haven’t seen anything of him.”
“My father passed away in May and that is my motivation for this fight. He started me in boxing from when I was six-years-old all the way until I was 22.
“I do not know much about Ramirez other than that he is undefeated and he has a lot of power. We are ready mentally and physically for him.
“This is a big opportunity for me to fight on ESPN. It’s great exposure. Keep your eye out for me, I am going to become a world champion.”
MARIO BARRIOS vs. DEVIS BOSCHIERO FIGHT WEEK MEDIA SCHEDULE
*All Times Are Eastern*
Friday, July 8 OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN
2:00 p.m. OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN
Location: Wyndham Garden Trenton Hotel
1:30 p.m. – Media Arrival
2:00 p.m. – Fighters to scales
Saturday, July 9
6:00 p.m. SUN NATIONAL BANK CENTER– DOORS OPEN
Location: 81 Hamilton Avenue; Trenton, NJ 08611
6:30 p.m. FIRST BOUT
9:00 p.m. ESPN & ESPN DEPORTES BROADCAST BEGINS
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