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HBO Boxing After Dark Final Press Conference


The final press conference was held Thursday afternoon at the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel for this weekends HBO Boxing After Dark as WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine world champion Jorge "El Nino De Oro" Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) of Venezuela, Argentina's Lucas "La Máquina" Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs), undefeated welterweight Tewa Kiram (38-0. 28 KOs) of Thailand, and lightweight contender Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta (31-1-2, 17 KOs) of San Diego by way of Cebu, Philippines were on hand.. The card will take place this Saturday at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

Eric Gomez of Golden Boy Promotions opened up the press conference.

Matthysse and Kiram will square off for the vacant WBA welterweight title scheduled for 12 rounds here is what they had to say.

Lucas Matthysse & Trainer Joel Diaz

Tewa Kiram:

Linares and Gesta will be a scheduled 12 round championship fight.

Jorge Linares:

Mercito Gesta and Trainer Freddie Roach

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