WBA Number 3 rated Lightweight contender,Michael "The Artist" Perez (24-1-2, 11 KOs) of Newark, N.J. and NABA Lightweight Champion Petr "Zar" Petrov (37-4-2, 17 KOs) of Ryazan, Russia hosted a media workout in Los Angeles today, ahead of their battle for the WBA Lightweight World Title Eliminator on September 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and broadcast live nationally on Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar.
Below is what the fighters had to say at today's media work out:
MICHAEL "THE ARTIST" PEREZ, WBA Number 3 Rated Lightweight Contender:
"I've been training with Robert Garcia for two and a half years now, and I've seen the results. Under his guidance, I have been able to win the NABO Lightweight Title, and now we get to work hard for the WBA title eliminator.
"This is a huge fight, and both my opponent and I are going in heavy, I've got to win-- and my training with Garcias is a reflection of that. I'm stronger and more confident, now more than ever."
PETR "ZAR" PETROV, NABA Lighweight Champion:
"This is one of the best camps I've had in my career. I started with part of my training camp in Madrid with my brother Vlad and out here the last two months with my trainer Danny Zamora and my strength trainer Jerry Arios helping me prepare for this fight.
"I've been feeling very strong. It's been easy for me to make my weight, and my body has been good at this weight class."