Spinks-Judah II Final Press Conference Quotes


Spinks-Judah II Final Press Conference Quotes

Press release: Pulling no punches, Showtime will come out with both fists blazing on Feb. 5 when its first telecast of 2005 features a grudge rematch between world welterweight champion Cory Spinks and former two-time world champion Zab Judah.  In the co-feature, Monte Barrett faces undefeated Owen Beck in a 12-round heavyweight elimination bout. Showtime will televise the doubleheader at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on West Coast). Don King Productions will present the event from the Savvis Center in St. Louis. 

"I really want to thank Don King and Showtime for bringing this fight to St. Louis and, of course, for the great support I am getting from the fans here. This is a dream come true for me. I know my mother and grandmother are looking down at me now, and that they are proud.

"This is not an easy fight, but I do not get paid exhibitions like a lot of guys. All my fights are tough. I thank Zab for taking this fight. I know what it is like to fight in the type of environment he will be in on Saturday. I fought in Italy where nobody was rooting for me. So I have been through it.

"I like Zab but this is business. I am glad Brooklyn is in the house. I know all about being New York-tough. But a ghetto is a ghetto no matter where it is, and I have been through a lot."

ZAB "SUPER" JUDAH (32-2, 23 KOs)

"I am in the Show Me State and I am here to show you who is pound-for-pound the best. I have had a tremendous training camp. Everyone knows I cannot be beaten when I am focused and on my A game, and there is nothing that is going to stop me on Saturday.

"Cory Spinks is a great champion and has had a great realm as champion, but it is time for a change. I know what is at stake here and what it means in terms of my career. I will do whatever it takes to win."


"I never really want to hurt anybody, but I want to hurt this guy. I am going to put Beck to sleep. I have been there and I know what it takes. He has never met anybody like me. He is going to see what it is to be in a real fight against a real fighter."


"Everything is cool and I feel no pressure. I am very confident. I have waited a long time to fight somebody like this. I want people to see my skill level. I want the name recognition. Beating Barrett will help my stock go up. I have trained so hard for this. I will leave the ring undefeated like always."