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Oscar Molina vs Jarret Hurd Final Press Conference Quotes


Norwalk's 2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Molina will open up Saturday's Showtime Championship Boxing on CBS telecast when he takes on undefeated Jarret Hurd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn co headlining the Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter welterweight world title showdown. Here's are the fighter quotes

JARRETT HURD

"I'm thankful for this opportunity. This is a great shot for me right now. In my last fight I had an opportunity similar to this. I was a fill-in for television and I did what I was supposed to do.

"Success is accomplished when preparation meets opportunity. I know things like this can happen. It doesn't change anything. We're going to go out and do what we trained for.

"You always get butterflies before getting in the ring but that's normal. Molina is very experienced and has good hand speed but I know what I can do. We're ready for this.

"I'm happy to be on this stage. This could be the biggest fight of the year and I'm extremely blessed to open it up.

"I'm going to go out there and put on another terrific performance. Molina, he's an Olympian and he has a lot of experience. He's a crafty fighter and we're going to do what we have to do to get the victory.

"We're ready to do what we're going to do. It's going to be a great fight on Saturday night."

OSCAR MOLINA

"I'm ready for this. I'm more than ready for this. These type of fights are what gets me up to train.

"This guy I'm fighting is young, undefeated and a prospect like myself. I know he's going to be ready and it's going to be a tough fight but I'm ready for him.

"This is a huge deal for me. I was already excited to be on this huge undercard. When they told me that I was moving up to CBS I knew how big of an opportunity it is for me and my career.

"Hurd is a tall and lanky fighter. I saw his last fight and I see that he does well with guys who are flat footed. My boxing skills and my footwork are something he's never seen before. Frank Galarza was tailor-made for Hurd and I think I'm going to be able to give him different looks.

"I'm a boxer-puncher and I can adapt to different styles. I also have power for big knockouts but my boxing skills are most important.

"Fighting in the Olympics taught me to adapt to different styles. I have a fan-friendly style and I'm excited to put on a show."