Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTTM) and Golden Boy Promotions, in association with Evenko, King Sports Worldwide, and Videotron, held the final press conference on Thursday, June 18 for the vacant IBF World Middleweight Championship between hard-hitting Quebecer David Lemieux and number one contender Hassan N'Dam to take place on Saturday, June 20 at the Montreal's Bell Center.
Camille Estephan, Founder and President of Eye of the Tiger Management, Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions Partner and Future International Boxing Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins, Senior Vice President of Golden Boy Promotions Eric Gomez, and Vice President of Operations of King Sports Paul Cain, were all in attendance.Below is what they had to say:
DAVID LEMIEUX, IBF Middleweight Title Contender:
"I wouldn't say I'm overconfident, I'm well aware of who I'm facing. There's no such thing as overconfidence, at least not in my way.
"There were certain things I wasn't able to do that I can now. I had a certain way of fighting, there were certain things missing, and now I can say that I am a complete fighter.
"My style's different and my determination's different. I believe I have more abilities than N'Dam does and I'll show that. Just keep watching and you'll see.
"My defense is my offence. Sometimes I take risks ... for the fans."
HASSAN N'DAM, IBF Middleweight Number One Contender:
"This is what I say to David Lemieux, you can study me, but you don't know what I am bringing to the ring. You might get Muhammud Ali in the first round, Sugar Ray Leonard in the second, Floyd Mayweather in the third, but when you get N'Dam, he will be the hardest boxer you have ever faced.
"We are very excited about the fight, because we are coming in prepared and ready to take home the belt."