JAIME MUNGUIA VS TAKESHI INOUE 

Jan 11, 2019
JAIME MUNGUIA DISCUSSES PROMISING 2019 AS HE PREPARES TO DEFEND HIS WBO JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE AGAINST TAKESHI INOUE 
 
SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 2019 AT TOYOTA CENTER IN HOUSTON, TEXAS AND STREAMED LIVE ON DAZN
(ABOVE: Jaime Munguia works the double-end bag as he prepares to defend his WBO Junior 
Middleweight World Title against Takeshi Inoue on Jan. 26 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas)
 
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
 
Tickets Still Available!
 
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 11, 2019): Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KOs) discussed his busy plans for 2019 as he prepares to defend his WBO Junior Middleweight World Title against Japanese contender Takeshi Inoue (13-0-1, 7 KOs) in a 12-round battle. The action will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN – which is just $9.99 per month after a one-month free trial. Fans in Houston can purchase tickets starting at just $25 at ToyotaCenter.com.
The native of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico is working hard to make a successful third defense of his title in what will be his debut in Texas. Munguia is working under the expert tutelage of renowned trainer Robert Alcazar, who trained the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Edwin Valero and Jessie Vargas. Munguia is training in the Southern California area, where he combines a morning run at the mountains with an intense boxing session at a private gym in the afternoon.
Below is what Jaime Munguia had to say during a recent training session:
“We are preparing very well. I feel better and more motivated than ever before.
I’m stronger than ever, and I will do my best to give the best fights for the people on this new platform, DAZN.”
“I have worked hard to be in the main events like this. I think for me this is just the start. I want to make history. I was happy to be the co-main event of Canelo vs. GGG 2, and now that I’m headlining this event, I am more motivated.”
“Takeshi Inoue is a strong fighter. He comes forward. He doesn’t mind taking a punch in order to land one. We have to be careful with that and come very prepared. We have to be careful with his right hand as well. We’re going to come very well prepared on Jan. 26.”
“After this fight, it looks like I will have a WBO mandatory bout against Dennis Hogan. But I would still like to unify the titles at 154 pounds with the other champions. We will resolve anything that is put in front of us.”
“The plan is to move up to 160 pounds in about a year. We’re fine making weight now. I have no problems, but I feel I can move up and fight in other divisions. My body is such that I could even go up to 168 pounds.”
Munguia on the other fighters in his division:
“I thought the fight was a draw [regarding Jermell Charlo vs. Tony Harrison]. Charlo should have attacked more and not wait as much. That’s my opinion of the fight. Tony Harrison is a good fighter. He’s tough and has good skills. If he is put in front of us-or anyone for that matter-we will have to work.”
“[Jarrett] Hurd is a very big 154-pounder. I think he’s bigger than me. If a fight with him is presented to me, why not? We can unify the tittles or meet at 160 pounds.”
“I don’t know what to say about the political situation because we are on different platforms. We will see if a fight against them can happen. Perhaps not this year, but maybe we can meet them at 160 pounds.
“I’ve heard the things they’ve said about me. Maybe they don’t respect me or think I’m too young. They’ve said a lot. I will make them respect me on the day they step in the ring with me.”
Munguia on a potential fight against Canelo: 
“I don’t think there is any pressure with being mentioned with names like Canelo and Golovkin. I like this. It’s fun. I’m happy to be in fights like this and to see that we are advancing. So, the truth is we are happy.
“I am conscious of what I am doing. I think I can move up to 160 pounds and fight any of the two. It’s a risk because there will always be risks. Those are the two best fighters in the world. We would have to be very careful and come very well prepared. I don’t think it would happen soon, so we have to see what the future holds for us.”
Munguia vs. Inoue is a 12-round fight for the WBO Junior Middleweight World Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Zanfer Promotions. Rojas vs. Can is a 12-round fight for the WBA Featherweight World Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Universal Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN.
Tickets for Munguia vs. Inoue are on sale now and are priced at $150, $100, $60, $40 and $25 plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges. Tickets can be purchased online at

www.ToyotaCenter.com and by phone at 1-866-4-HOU-TIX. Tickets will also be available at the Toyota Center Box Office.

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Sorteo Determina Grupos Para el Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield 2019

Jan 11, 2019
Sorteo Determina Grupos Para el Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield 2019

El torneo clasificatorio del caribe iniciará el próximo 5 de abril

Miami (viernes 11 de enero de 2019) – La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (Concacaf) realizó el sorteo oficial para el Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield 2019, en la sede principal de Concacaf, en Miami, FL.

La segunda edición del torneo, que se celebrará en Curazao del 5 al 15 de abril y que forma parte de la Ampliada Plataforma de Competencia de Clubes Concacaf, contará con la participación de clubes de 13 Asociaciones Miembro del Caribe. Por medio de esta competencia, los clubes participantes continúan trabajando con Concacaf hacia una visión a largo plazo de profesionalizar la competencia de clubes en la región.

El sorteo, que organizó a los clubes en tres grupos de tres y un grupo de cuatro para la primera ronda de la competencia, fue dirigido por el Director de Desarrollo de Concacaf, Jason Roberts.

Los grupos para el Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield 2019 son los siguientes:

Grupo A
A1: Jong Holland (Curazao)
A2: Scholars International Sports Club (Islas Caimán)
A3: Fruta Conquerors Football (Guayana)
A4: Santiago de Cuba (Cuba)

Grupo B
B1: Weymouth Wales (Barbados)
B2: SV Real Rincon (Bonaire)
B3: Club Sportif Moulien (Guadalupe)

Grupo C
C1: Hoppers FC (Antigua y Barbuda)
C2: Platinum Football Club (Santa Lucia)
C3: Rams Village Superstars (San Cristóbal y Nieves)

Grupo D
D1: Club Franciscain (Martinica)
D2: Dakota FC (Aruba)
D3: SV Robinhood (Surinam)

Después de la fase de grupos, los ganadores de cada grupo y los segundos lugares avanzarán a los cuartos de final. Los ganadores de los cuartos de final se clasificarán automáticamente para las semifinales. Los dos finalistas disputarán la final el lunes 15 de abril de 2019. El calendario completo se publicará en los próximos meses.

El ganador del Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield 2019, siempre y cuando cumpla con los requisitos de las Licencias de Clubes Regionales de Concacaf, tendrá la oportunidad de enfrentar al cuarto clasificado de la Copa Caribeña de Clubes Concacaf Flow 2019, en un partido de repechaje, para determinar el cuarto representante caribeño en la Liga Concacaf Scotiabank Concacaf 2019.

En la edición inaugural del Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield, el Club Franciscain de Martinica fue coronado campeón con una victoria por 2-1 sobre el Inter Moengotapoe de Surinam. El club de Martinica continuó su destacada temporada internacional en el 2018 al superar al Central FC de Trinidad y Tobago 2-1 en el repechaje para asegurar un lugar en su primera Liga Concacaf Scotiabank, donde cayó ante el equipo nicaragüense Walter Ferretti en penales.

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Media Availability on Suspect Arrested, Charged in Felony Stalking Case

Jan 11, 2019
Media Availability on Suspect Arrested, Charged in
Felony Stalking Case
At 2 p.m. TODAY (January 11), investigators with the Houston Police Department Major Offenders Division and prosecutors with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office will discuss the arrest of a suspect on felony stalking charges.

The media availability will be held in the first floor Media Briefing Room of the HPD Edward A. Thomas Building at 1200 Travis.

The suspect, Robin Chiswell (w/m, 61), is charged with felony stalking in the 184th State District Court.  He is suspected in multiple stalking cases, including some involving high-profile Houstonians, and investigators are asking for any additional victims to come forward.

A photo of Chiswell is attached to this news release.

WHAT:  
HPD Investigators, Prosecutors to Discuss Felony Stalking Case
DATE: 
TODAY (January 11)
TIME: 
2 p.m. 
WHERE: 
First Floor Media Briefing Room, HPD Edward A. Thomas Building, 1200 Travis
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DEVIN HANEY vs. XOLISANI NDONGENI 

Jan 11, 2019
DEVIN HANEY vs. XOLISANI NDONGENI
FINAL WEIGHTS, QUOTES & PHOTOS FOR SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION TOMORROW LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
Twenty-Year-Old Las Vegas Resident Takes On Former South African Champion In Battle Of Unbeatens Live at 10 p.m. ET/PT
For Photos; Credit Rosie Cohe/SHOWTIME
SHREVEPORT – January 10, 2019 – Unbeaten lightweight and rising star Devin Haney and fellow undefeated Xolisani Ndongeni both made weight just a day before their ShoBox: The New Generation 10-round main event headlines a tripleheader live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from StageWorks of Louisiana in Shreveport.
The precocious Haney (20-0, 13 KOs), a seven-time national junior amateur champion who turned pro at age 17, headlines onShoBox for the third time when he takes on South Africa’s 28-year-old Ndongeni (25-0, 13 KOs), who like Haney is unbeaten and spent four months training at the Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas in 2017.
The event is promoted by Devin Haney Promotions and Bishop Promotions LLC, in association with Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing. Tickets, starting at $30, are on sale now and available at www.akafights.com.
In the ShoBox co-feature, featherweight prospect Ruben Villa (14-0, 5 KOs) of Salinas, Calif., will take on Ruben Cervera (10-0, 9 KOs) of Colombia in an eight-round matchup. The telecast will open with young heavyweights Frank Sanchez (10-0, 8 KOs) of Cuba and former college football player Willie Jake Jr. (8-1-1, 2 KOs) of Indianapolis, Ind., squaring off in another eight-round bout.
All the fighters weighed at Paradise Theatre located inside Margaritaville Resort Casino.
 
FINAL WEIGHTS, REFEREES AND JUDGES
 
Lightweight 10-Round Bout 
Devin Haney – 134 ½ lbs.
Xolisani Ndongeni – 134 ¾ lbs.
Referee: Bruce McDaniel (Monroe, La.); Judges: Laurence Cole (Dallas), Pat Dayton (Monroe, La.), Mickey Lofton (Monroe, La.)
Featherweight 8-Round Bout 
Ruben Villa – 126 ¾ lbs.
Ruben Cervera – 126 ½ lbs.
(Contracted weight is 128 pounds)
Referee: Laurence Cole (Dallas); Judges: Bruce McDaniel (Monroe, La.), Pat Dayton (Monroe, La.), Mickey Lofton (Monroe, La.)
Heavyweight 8-Round Bout 
Frank Sanchez – 216 ¼ lbs.
Willie Jake Jr. – 239 ½ lbs.
Referee: Bruce McDaniel (Monroe, La.); Judges: Laurence Cole (Dallas), Pat Dayton (Monroe, La.), Mickey Lofton (Monroe, La.)
 
FINAL QUOTES:
DEVIN HANEY:
“This is a 10-round fight for the WBO Intercontinental and WBC International belts, so it’s a big deal. This is a true step up for me.
“It’s important for me build a name in different areas of the country. I’ve fought in Southern California and Philadelphia, and now I’m fighting in Louisiana. This fight I will show who Devin Haney is. In this fight I’ll showcase my skills and I’ll show my full arsenal.
“My style is not a style that people want to fight. I will fight whoever is out there. We haven’t been getting a lot call backs. I’ve had other offers from all the top promotion companies, but I want to remain independent and make my own decisions.
“My opponent has an awkward style. I know he has a lot of confidence and he thinks he can beat me. That’s great for him, but he hasn’t faced anyone with my combination of speed and power.
“At the end of my career I think it would be great if the world continued to say, ‘I don’t know if he can take a punch.’ That would be the goal.”
XOLISANI NDONGENI:
“I’ve trained and sparred with guys at Mayweather’s gym in Las Vegas for four months in 2017. I learned a lot got some great experience.
“I see a young, good prospect in Devin Haney. I just have to keep to my game plan. He doesn’t realize how fast I am. I’ll show some different looks, and know what he’s planning to do. Whatever Haney brings, I’ll adjust.
“I’ve been in some deep waters and I have more rounds than Haney. That experience will pay off for me.
“I’ve been knocked down once in my career. It was early and I came back to knock him down five times and won the fight.
“Haney wants to be called a contender. I’ve been a contender and I know what it takes to be at the top level of the sport. I’ve never taken a fight I wasn’t prepared for or thought that I couldn’t win.”
RUBEN VILLA
“This is exciting and what we’ve been working toward. The contracted weight is 128 for this fight, but I’m a natural featherweight at 126. I’m a southpaw but a natural righty. I throw a lot of jabs, that’s my style.
“I’m representing Salinas and want to be a world champion someday. I’m only 21 years old, and to already be fighting on ShoBoxis a dream come true.
“People say I don’t have the knockouts, but it’s in my mind and they will come. The power and knockouts will come.
“I once beat Devin [Haney] by unanimous decision in the amateurs. I was 15, and it was in the finals of the Junior Olympics. Devin’s real slick and aggressive and he moves well. That’s how you beat him.
RUBEN CERVERA
“I’ve never been to the U.S., and I love it here. The press conference and the amount of attention this fight is getting is amazing. I’m used to watching this kind of stuff on T.V. But my mind is totally focused on this fight.
“I have power in all my punches. I’m a strong fighter who has to take a step up in my career. I’m young, only 20 years old, so I’m anxious to get my career going.
“I know Villa is a southpaw. I’ve fought lefties several times in my career and have had no problem with it.
“There is a lot of talent in Colombia, but there aren’t the resources there to have a good career. You have to sacrifice a lot and that’s what I’ve done.”
FRANK SANCHEZ
“I’m 6-foot-4 and use my height to my advantage. I defected from Cuba in 2016 and my family is still in Cuba. My brother is the only one here in the States with me.
“I’m living in Miami now and training there. That will be my home base now.
“I’d love to fight [Deontay] Wilder. I want to be world champion so maybe someday I will. His technique is a little bit wild.
“I had great amateur experience and am a former member of the Cuban national amateur team. I know that will help me. I know there’s never been a heavyweight champion from Cuba, and I plan to be the first one.”
WILLIE JAKE JR.
“Indianapolis is a tough town to be a boxer because there’s not a lot going on there.
“I played college football [for Pasadena City College] but I hurt my wrist and decided to go into the military.
“[Frank] is a little fellow. He needs some maturing. I know they do things differently there in Cuba, but we both are fighting for our families. I’m going to let him know he needs to be a cruiserweight.”
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GRAN AMBIENTE BAJO LA LLUVIA

Jan 11, 2019

GRAN AMBIENTE BAJO LA LLUVIA

El gran ambiente y la actitud Rayada se vive día con día en las instalaciones del Centro de Entrenamiento BBVA Bancomer El Barrial y esta vez no fue la excepción en el Entrenamiento Rayado.

A pesar de la lluvia, las risas, el buen ambiente y el gran nivel futbolístico salió a relucir en la práctica matutina, en donde los albiazules mostraron el compromiso con la camiseta y las ganas de conseguir buenos resultados.

En la primera parte de la práctica, los Rayados realizamos ejercicios de velocidad y coordinación, mientras que los porteros trabajaron lances y bloqueos de balón.

Las jugadas prefabricadas y el toque de balón fue lo que se pudo ver en la siguiente parte de la práctica matutina, que bajo las órdenes de Diego Alonso, los albiazules trabajaron a máxima intensidad.

Para el final del entrenamiento, se realizó práctica de tiro a gol, en donde las risas, los aplausos y las muestras de gran técnica salieron a relucir entre los jugadores del Monterrey.

Cortesia: Club Monterrey

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LA Galaxy renueva contrato del defensa Dave Romney

Jan 11, 2019

LA Galaxy renueva contrato del defensa Dave Romney

El defensa de 25 años de edad continuará con el LA Galaxy después de jugar 72 partidos en la línea defensiva desde el 2015

LOS ANGELES (Jueves, 10 de enero, 2019) – LA Galaxy ha renovado el contrato del defensa Dave Romney, el club anunció hoy. Romney, de 25 años de edad, ha registrado 72 partidos jugados en Major League Soccer durante su tiempo con el LA Galaxy desde que fichó para el club procedente del LA Galaxy II en el 2015.

“Dave ha demostrado ser un defensa seguro y confiable en nuestra liga”, dijo el Gerente General del LA Galaxy Dennis te Kloese. “Ha sido una parte importante de este club desde el 2015 y nos complace volver a firmarlo. Estamos muy contentos de que Dave continuará representando al LA Galaxy”.

En el 2015, Romney se convirtió en el primer jugador en firmar un contrato con el LA Galaxy procedente del LA Galaxy II, el club afiliado que compite en la United Soccer League. Desde entonces, Romney se ha convertido en uno de los jugadores más consistentes del club, registrando 72 partidos jugados de temporada regular de la MLS y 59 partidos como titular, anotando tres goles y sumando cinco asistencias desde su posición como defensa. El defensa zurdo ha jugado en todas las posiciones en la línea defensiva del LA Galaxy.

Romney jugó extensivamente con LA Galaxy II en la USL durante el 2015, ayudando al equipo a empatar por el primer lugar en la Conferencia del Oeste de la USL ese año antes de firmar contrato con el primer equipo. Hizo su debut con el primer equipo en la MLS el sábado, 25 de julio ante Houston Dynamo a préstamo del Galaxy II después de jugar dos partidos de la International Champions Cup ante Club América y FC Barcelona.

Oriundo de Irvine, California, Romney jugó en la Academia de Desarrollo de U.S. Soccer con los Irvine Strikers. Asistió a la Universidad de San Francisco, donde fue reconocido en múltiples ocasiones durante sus cuatro destacados años de carrera colegial, incluyendo los honores al Segundo Equipo del All-West Coast Conference (2014), Equipo Académico del West Coast Conference (2014), Mención Honoraria al Equipo Académico West Coast Conference (2013), Mención Honoraria All-West Coast Conference (2012, 2011) y al Equipo de Primer Año West Coast Conference (2011). En total, Romney ha jugado 72 partidos durante su carrera, incluyendo 19 partidos como titular durante su última temporada.

Transacción: LA Galaxy renueva el contrato de Dave Romney

Name: Dave Romney

Posición: Defensa

Estatura: 6’2”

Peso: 190 lbs.

Fecha de Nacimiento: 12 de junio, 1993

Edad: 25

Último Club: LA Galaxy II

Lugar de Nacimiento: Irvine, California

Nacionalidad: Estados Unidos

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MANNY PACQUIAO & ADRIEN BRONER LOS ANGELES

Jan 11, 2019

MANNY PACQUIAO & ADRIEN BRONER LOS ANGELES

MEDIA DAY QUOTES & PHOTOS

 

Pacquiao vs. Broner Headlines SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday,

January 19 From the MGM Grand Garden Arena In Las Vegas

& Presented by Premier Boxing Champions

 

Photo Links: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

 Sean Michael Ham/Mayweather Promotions

 

LOS ANGELES (January 10, 2019) – – Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion, and former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner hosted media days in Los Angeles Wednesday as they near their SHOWTIME PPV® clash taking place Saturday, January 19 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by MP Promotions, Mayweather Promotions and TGB Promotions in association with About Billions Promotions, are on sale now and start at $100, not including applicable service charges, and can be purchased online through AXS.com, charge by phone at 866-740-7711 or in person at any MGM Resorts International box office.

Pacquiao will end his two-year hiatus from a U.S. boxing ring when he returns to Las Vegas to defend his World Boxing Association Welterweight World Title against Broner. Along with co-trainer Buboy Fernandez and longtime trainer Freddie Roach, Pacquiao spoke to media and worked out for the cameras at Wild Card Boxing Club.

Broner traveled to Los Angeles from his current training camp in Las Vegas to talk to media along with his trainer Kevin Cunningham at Ten Goose Boxing Gym, after spending most of training in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Here is what the media day participants had to say from the split-site media day Wednesday:

MANNY PACQUIAO

“My journey in this sport is still continuing. I’ve accomplished everything I’ve wanted to, but I also want to continue to keep my name at the top. Even at 40-years-old, I can still show the best of Manny Pacquiao. I’m going to give the fans the speed and power that they’re used to seeing.

“I’m sure that Broner is focused on this fight. They are working hard and I expect him to be in great condition. We know how his trainer pushes him and has been pushing him in their training camp.

“I’m not taking this fight lightly. I don’t listen to any gossip about Adrien Broner, I just focus on my training. I want to be in 100 percent condition and ready for the fight on January 19.

“Adrien Broner is fast with his hands and he’s overall a good boxer. This is a big challenge that I’m excited for.

“Me, Freddie and Buboy know each other well and we have a great coaching staff right now. I’m happy with how everything has gone in training for this fight.

“Rest and recovery is definitely a key part of training. Sometimes when I work hard in the gym, my body can’t fully recover by the next day, so I’ve had to work more rest into the schedule. But as soon as I can, I’m back in the gym working hard.

“On January 19 I’m going to do my best. I can’t say a prediction, but I’m going to do the same thing I did for my last fight. My trainers know how hard I’ve worked in this camp for this win.

“My plan is to take it one fight at a time. I can’t talk about future fights until I do what I have to on January 19. You can ask me again after this one.

“This fight means a lot. It’s my first fight at the age of 40 so I’m excited to give my best and show the world what I can still do. Boxing is my passion, and public service is my mission. I love to bring honor to my country.”

ADRIEN BRONER

“Growing up and seeing Pacquiao fight, of course I always wanted to fight him.  I’m a competitor.  One day I want to be the best, and to be the best you have to beat the best.  It starts here.

“This is my first PPV but I was always supposed to be here.  God doesn’t make mistakes.  After this victory, I will be taking over the sport of boxing.  This is just the beginning.

“His last fight he did stop Matthysse, so I’m pretty sure he still has power.  But I’m going to be ready, I’m going to be ready for whatever he brings to the table.  We’re in shape to get it done, I can tell you that.

“This win makes me an icon.  It makes me what I always wanted to be, and what everybody always thought I would be.  A win here and I’m a legend overnight.

“It’s going to be a hell of a fight.  I just can’t wait till round one.  Everybody I fight says they are going to knock me out.  That should be the objective of every fighter, but that’s not going to happen.

“The sky is the limit for me, but in boxing you have to take it one fight at a time.  You can’t overlook anybody in this sport.  My main focus is Manny Pacquiao and I will be ready.

“A win would mean a lot.  It turns a new page in my book.  It’s another beginning.  I’m already a star in boxing, but a win here and I’m taking over the sport.  This is just the beginning.

“It’s not a mystery – he’s been knocked out before.  Not once, not twice, but three times.  And he’s been put down a lot, too.  There are many blueprints to beat Manny.  I think I have all the tools to beat him.  I will show all the tools in my arsenal and show all the weaknesses in his.”

BUBOY FERNANDEZ, Pacquiao’s Co-Trainer

“I think it’s going to be a knockout. If Broner opens the door, we’re going to get it early. I’ve seen from previous fights that he’s a slow starter. So we need to get inside and go first.

“We know that Broner is a good counter-puncher with a strong right uppercut. Broner is a real fighter and a smart fighter in the ring.

“I’m happy that Manny has shown that he moves as well as ever, even at 40-years-old. He’s learning even more now. I told the team that I think he’s already prepared for this fight.

“We just want him to maintain this shape and energy level. Manny is 110 percent ready. I don’t think there’s a fighter who can keep up with what Manny brings.”

FREDDIE ROACH, Pacquiao’s Co-Trainer

“I can’t wait for this fight. Camp has been great and he’s been training very well. Everything is back to normal and he’s looked amazing.

“Manny and I have been together 15 years, so I had no reason to ever be mad at Manny. Everything has worked out really well and we’re working together as a team right now.

“I’m working on the game plan for how to fight Broner. He’s a counterpuncher who doesn’t like to come forward too much. Manny will have to be the aggressor in this fight and use his feints to trap this guy into making it more of a fight.

“I feel we’re going to see an aggressive Manny Pacquiao. There’s a rumor that Manny has been telling people he’s looking for a knockout. I love that attitude. I think his knockout of Lucas Matthysse was so satisfying and he saw that that’s what the fans really want. I think that’s going to carry over to this fight.

“Pacquiao and I have a deal. Once his work ethic drops, I’m going to tell him and he’s agreed he’ll retire. His work ethic is unbelievable right now. He hasn’t slowed down at all. He hit me with a shot in the chest two or three days ago, and I’ve never been hit harder in my life.”

KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, Broner’s Trainer

“Everything went tremendous in Florida. I’ve never seen Adrien this focused and I’ve been around him for years. He came to camp with a look on his face like this is the one he’s got to have. He prepared for nine hard weeks and we didn’t miss a beat. Everting was on point.

“He’s ready. He’s focused. We had tremendous sparring. Everything went great. We didn’t have any hiccups, any injuries or setbacks. He’s ready to go and he’s going to look spectacular on January 19.

“Manny fights with a high punch volume and he’s aggressive with it. But sometimes he’s reckless with it. Adrien is a sharp counter-puncher. He gets off first and last. If Adrien comes to the ring mentally sharp like I know he will, because physically he’s as sharp as ever, as long as his mind is on point, I think it’s going to be a long night for Manny and it’s the wrong fight for Manny.

“There’s a lot there to exploit. I know Manny throws a lot of punches and Adrien doesn’t throw a lot, but this fight is not about matching Manny’s punch count. This fight is about throwing the right shots at the right time.

“There’s a big difference in Adrien from the last camp. He didn’t take Jessie Vargas as seriously as he’s taking this legendary eight-time world champion in Manny Pacquiao. There were some things that went on that showed he wasn’t as focused as he is for a fight like this. He’s just been on point. He’s not screwing around. He’s not looking for days off to go have a good time. He’s just locked in on Manny Pacquiao.”

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