Judah and Matthysse speak before this Saturday’s fight

VICENTE ESCOBEDO, 2004 U.S. Olympian & Top Contender:

“Everything is done. My preparation is done. This is the best camp I’ve ever had and I’m in the best shape of my life. I’m excited to fight for the first time on the East Coast. I came here for one thing and that is to win and show that there is a new sheriff in town.”

ROBERT GUERRERO, Former Three-Time World Champion:

“I want to thank God for the opportunity because with everything that I’ve been through with my family, I would never be here without God. The training and hard work is done. Now it’s time to fight. Vicente and I have known each other since the amateurs and now we are fighting in the pros. I’m excited to get in there and handle my business.”

LUCAS MATTHYSSE, Undefeated Top Contender from Argentina:

“We worked really hard and I know I’m going to take this win back to Argentina.”

“I trained for speed working with Sergio Martinez. I’ve never seen a fighter train like Sergio. I will benefit from the experience of working with him. Zab’s speed will not be an issue on Saturday night.”

“I’m going to hurt him with my body shots. It’s only Zab and myself come Saturday night. No one can help him.”

KATHY DUVA, CEO of Main Events:

“We are bringing back a renewed and revived World Champion with Zab Judah. We know he is capable of what he’s expected to be. When he decides to turn it on, he’s a force to be reckoned with. Zab is a former Junior Welterweight World Champion, a former undisputed Welterweight World Champion and the future Junior Welterweight World Champion.”

ZAB JUDAH, Former Junior Welterweight World Champion:

“I’d like to thank Lucas Matthysse for having the confidence to take this fight. This is a great opportunity to be back in this position. Saturday night is going to be electrifying. It’s a celebration.”

“Everyone has a plan. He has to step to me. My hands aren’t slow, and I don’t lack power. Inside the ring, I feel very comfortable. We’re prepared for everything.”

“I’ve heard that one of his (Matthysse) strategies is that Zab’s gonna get tired. Let me tell you, I’ve been training very hard; I’ve been climbing mountains in Las Vegas. I feel great, Zab’s not gonna get tired. I’m gonna shock everyone.”

Zab Judah vs. Lucas Matthysse, a twelve round NABO junior welterweight championship and IBF #2 position elimination bout, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Main Events and Super Judah Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and DeWalt Tools. Former Three-Time World Champion Robert Guerrero takes on 2004 U.S. Olympian and top rated contender Vicente Escobedo in a ten round vacant WBO Intercontinental lightweight in the evening’s co-featured bout. The HBO Boxing After Dark telecast begins at 11:15pm ET / PT.

TAGS: ,