The broadcast opener on Fox PBC Fight Night on Saturday, February 15th will see Nashville native Austin Dulay (13-1) in a hometown fight against Mexico's Diego Magdaleno (31-3). Magdaleno has failed in his two world title shots (Roman Martinez and Terry Flanagan) and last fought a little more than a year ago, getting stopped early by Teofimo Lopez. Dulay will be fighting in his hometown just like main eventer Caleb Plant (who defends his IBF 168-pound title vs. Vincent Feigenbutz). Here is what Magdaleno and Dulay had to say Thursday from SpringHill Suites/Residence Inn/AC Hotel -Downtown Nashville:
“It’s a big pleasure to be here with another big opportunity for my career. I’m no stranger to anything on this stage. I’ve been under the bright lights before plenty of times.
“I’m ready for this opportunity to knock on a new door and open it up and explore what’s on the other side. I’ve made big changes since my last fight and have teamed up to have Bones Adams train me.
“I’ve been working with Blair Cobbs in the gym and we’ve been getting each other ready for our fights. They’ve been undefeated the last two years and I’m new to the team and ready to get this win.
“I’m coming back with something to prove. I’m here to show everyone watching that I’m here and I’m here to fight. I’m looking forward to Saturday night.
“I’ve always put my heart into every round that I fight. I’m so eager and excited to get in the ring. I’m ready to go to work.”
“I’m thankful to everyone for being here, and I also want to thank Diego. I’m really excited for this fight. I’ve been training my whole life for a moment just like this. I’m ready to prove to everyone what I have to offer this sport.
“I’m training the hardest that I ever have for this camp. I’m looking forward to Saturday night and showing the world what I got. I can’t wait to do what I have to do on Saturday.
“I can’t wait to prove myself in that ring. I know that nobody has seen the best version of me yet, but we worked really hard in camp so that I show the best Austin Dulay that’s ever fought.
“We’re just so ready. I know that Magdaleno is experienced and he’ll come to fight, but it’s all about what I can do. I just have to make sure all my focus is on being my best, and that’s what we’ve done all of training camp.”