Lemieux and Rosado talk December showdown on HBO

DAVID LEMIEUX, NABF Middleweight Champion

 

"Thank you to everybody for being here, it is a great honor and great opportunity for me to be able to fight in Brooklyn at Barclays Center.

 

"I'm very excited. I didn't sleep much last night just getting excited to talk in front of you all.

 

"I can't wait for the fight. Gabriel Rosado is a great fighter. He comes to fight and he's a very tough opponent. However, I've never felt so strong in a camp and trained so well. If you saw my fight against Fernando Guerrero, it is going to be a new David again.

 

"I'm going to be a beast on December 6 and it's going to be dangerous. I can't wait. I've always trained hard, for people who don't know my background; I've never cheated myself. I always put in all the work in the gym.

 

"We've had some miscalculations and setbacks, but we're back on track and we're here to stay on top of the pyramid.

 

"Brooklyn is a great city, when we landed here we could feel the energy. Then when we came here in front of Barclays Center we said, 'wow'. This feels like home.

 

"Not everybody knows me here, but after December 6, you will. If you're worried about 'Triple G', there's a new name that's coming in...Lemieux. Wait until you see my fight and then we will speak.

 

"I'm here to put on the best show and with Rosado, he's a great fighter so it's going to be fireworks and dynamite in the arena. I can't wait."

 

 

GABRIEL ROSADO, Middleweight Contender

 

"It's interesting how this fight came about. I was supposed to be the co-main event on Hopkins' card against Kirkland and that fight fell through.  Golden Boy told me not to worry and they stuck to their word.  The next thing you know, I'm the main event. One door closes another one opens.

 

"I've been in a lot of fights that were controversial, but that is boxing. Fans love the drama. Now I have the opportunity to showcase my talent.

 

"Jesse Reid [Rosado's trainer] has brought new life to boxing for me. A lot of the fights that I study are old fights so I knew about Jesse. One day I needed Jesse to wrap my hands and I realized this was the guy for me.

 

"I respect Lemieux. He is a tough fighter. Just because I respect him doesn't mean I am going to give him too much respect [in the ring].

 

"When it comes to the caliber of fighters I have faced, I've faced better names. I need to use my experience and intelligence in this fight.

 

"I'm excited to fight in New York City - the Mecca of boxing. It's close to Philadelphia so I know the fans are going to come out.  I'm Puerto Rican and there's a big Puerto Rican population in New York and all of the Latinos will want to watch this fight.

 

"I'm excited and I can't wait to put on a show."

 

 

EDDIE GOMEZ, Junior Middleweight Contender

 

"As we all know, my last fight did not go in my favor. I lost my first fight as a professional, so now I'm just looking to bounce back and do what I have to do.

 

"I'm happy to be fighting again at Barclays Center, so a lot of my friends and family will come out and show support. You never know, my luck might just be right here at home.

 

"I'm looking to put on an impressive show in my first comeback fight. I'm happy to be fighting before Christmas and New Years and I'm hoping to close out the year with a good victory."

 

 

ZACHARY OCHOA, Junior Welterweight Prospect

 

"Since I've started boxing I've dreamed of an introduction like that from Oscar De La Hoya. I've studied him for a long time, especially that jab. I want to thank him and Golden Boy Promotions.

 

"I want to thank Brett Yormark, Barclays Center and everyone who gave me the opportunity to fight on this great stage.

 

"It's going to be a great fight, this has been my best year since signing with Golden Boy and I'm ready to go.”

 

 

 

 

 

Lemieux vs. Rosado is a 12 round NABF middleweight bout which is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Eye Of The Tiger Management and sponsored by Corona Extra, AT&T and Mexico - Live It To Believe It! Dulorme vs. Lundy is a 10-round junior welterweight bout promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and CES Boxing. The HBO Boxing After Dark telecast begins at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

 

Tickets priced at $150, $80, $50, $25 and $15, plus applicable taxes and service charges are on sale now and are available for purchase at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 800-745-3000 and at the American Express Box Office. For group tickets, please call 800-GROUP-BK.

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