WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares (42-3, 27 KOs), of Venezuela and his opponent WBC number one rated contender Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs), of England held the final press conference Thursday afternoon at the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel for their championship fight taking place this Saturday at the Forum in Inglewood, California live on HBO World Championship Boxing.
"I'm excited. I feel good and ready for this fight. I will see you all on Saturday," The champion Linares said
"I had a great camp. It's a great challenge. A challenge I'm up for. It's going to be a great fight and I am ready for this challenge," Luke Campbell said as his fellow lads were on hand rooting him on.
"We're very excited for this world title fight, and believe the action will be in full swing between Linares and Campbell who have a lot to gain if they win on Saturday. We have an exciting co-feature as well with Antonio Orozco and Roberto Ortiz plus a great undercard with a bunch of Golden Boy Prospects. Some of these talented undercard fighters will become future world champions." Eric Gomez President of Golden Boy Promotions said.
Linares is coming off a unanimous decision over Anthony Crolla in a rematch this past March as he picked up the WBA title. His 29-year-old southpaw opponent Campbell, won an Olympic gold medal in 2012 as he is scored a stoppage in his last fight against former world title contender Darleys Perez in earning his shot at the title.
Also present at the press conference were San Diego's Antonio Orozco (26-0, 17) and Roberto Ortiz (35-1-2, 26 KOs) of Mexico as they will square off in the co-feature bout in a scheduled 12 round championship fight.
"Roberto Ortiz brings everything to the table. Styles make fights. We don't want to disappoint anyone but I am ready for this fight and we look forward to giving a great fight," Orozco said
"This fight is very important. I have trained hard and I know how tough my opponent is. A win here will bring bigger better things. This will be a war," Ortiz said
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