Bounce TV debuts PBC

The main event on Sunday will showcase Juan Carlos "Baby Pacquiao" Payano (16-0, 8 KOs) taking on Rau'shee "Nuke" Warren (13-0, 4 KOs). The televised portion of the card will open with John Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) facing Dennis Laurente (49-5, 30 KOs). The second televised bout will feature Yudel Jhonson (17-1, 9 KOs) squaring off against Jorge Cota Lugo (24-1, 22 KOs).

Below is what the fighters had to say Friday:


"I am very prepared for this fight and have no injuries. I'm 100 percent ready. Training went very well. I am a warrior with the hunger to prevail and win. I'm ready to leave everything in the ring Sunday night.

"Warren merits a title shot. He's one of the best fighters in the division. It'll be a great fight. He won't win, but it'll be a great fight.

"I see a lot of errors in Warren's style. That particular style of his has a lot of errors in it and I'll attack them as I see them. He's perfect for me.

"I am very grateful to be getting this opportunity. I am looking forward to the exposure for the weight class and for myself. It doesn't make a difference if I'm on TV or not though. I will be coming out to rip his head off, as I always do against anyone.

"The Dominican Vice President contacted me yesterday and wished me luck. I have great support from the people of my country."


"Launching the PBC on Bounce TV series is a huge step for me. I feel like I have to put on a show for my fans and everybody out there that's watching. I'm looking to win every round.

"It was an honor fighting for the US three times in the Olympics as an amateur. I fought a lot of different fighters from all over the world, and I got to see lots of different styles. These days I feel like anyone new who steps in front of me is similar to something I've already seen.

"We put everything on the table in training camp. I just can't wait for August 2. I hope that when the bell rings he's as ready as I am because I'm putting everything into this one.

"I see a lot of things in Payano that I think I can take advantage of. I expect him to be aggressive, but his problem is that he's going to be so worried about my speed he won't even know what else I'm brining at him.

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