Juan Diaz & Calvin Brock Conference Call Quotes


Juan Diaz & Calvin Brock Conference Call Quotes

Juan Diaz on his opponent, Billy Irwin: Irwin is not going to be fighting like he's 36.  He's going to be fighting like he's 23 and this is going to be his last chance at a world title.  So I have to be ready for that 23-year-old Irwin.  I will come out strong, and if that doesn't work I will try to outbox him with my jab.

Etienne on whether this fight is do-or-die:

"I’m training with my trainer.  I don’t believe in do-or-die.  I don’t think this has anything to do with me dying, regardless of how the situation is.  Saying do-or-die, I wouldn’t want to put that type of pressure on myself.  I heard Calvin Brock talking about this and talking about that."

"We are not going to even need a referee.  This is old school.  We are just going to get in the ring and fight.  And when the smoke clears, I will be the last man standing."

Brock on Juan Diaz:

I give Juan a lot of credit.  I went to school when I was an amateur.  I couldn’t imagine going to college while fighting as a professional - and especially as a world champion and all of the pressures that come along with that.

Brock on preparing for Etienne:

"I sparred with McCline for a week.  I boxed southpaw for him.  I used to fight southpaw back when.  I didn’t have much of a hard time with him.  He and Jimmy Glenn said I was the best work that Jameel had.

"I was told, by my trainer that he (Etienne) is there to be hit.  And if he is there to be hit then I should win the fight, because I don’t get hit.