Training Camp Quotes: Marcos Maidana and Robert Guerrero Gearing Up for August 27


Marcos Maidana

980_medium "We like to base our training camp in different places to break up the routine. It's more of a mental thing than anything else. This time we picked Puerto Rico because of its hot weather and because there are a lot of southpaw fighters there. We added a few things to my training, like working in the ocean and the sand which was a good change, but the rest of my routine stayed the same."

"I'm happy with the camp and with Rudy [Perez]. I am settling into his style. The key is the amount of time I have in training camp. This camp has been longer than the previous one, so I have more time to learn new tricks."

"I am not the kind of person that likes making excuses, but for the Morales fight, we only had seven weeks to train and my body needs at least nine or ten. However, I think I made a big mistake by throwing so many punches in the first four rounds. It was like I left it all there and then it took me a while to recover. I thought I was going to knock him out and maybe got too excited in the early rounds. For this fight I will adjust that."

"Going to your opponent's home to fight is always risky these days, as we have seen some questionable decisions lately. However, I trust the California State Athletic Commission judges, but that does not mean that I am preparing differently, because no matter where the fight is I always train hard to knock out my opponent. I have to prepare 100% when it comes to a great opponent of Guerrero's level."

981_medium Robert Guerrero

"Maidana, as everyone knows, is one of the toughest challenges for anyone in boxing. He almost had Khan out in their fight, he stopped Ortiz and he's never been knocked out in his career. This is a very tough fight and I'll have to be on my 'A' game to come out victorious. Maidana is always ready for battle and I'm ready to meet the challenge and that equals fireworks. All I can say is, I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for putting me in this position and I'm coming to win."

Ruben Guerrero (Trainer)

"Everything is going well in camp. Robert is looking sharp and I see him getting better and better each day he spars. Frankie Gomez and Canelo Alvarez have been a big help getting us ready for this fight. We're getting good work and we'll be ready come fight night."

Bob Santos (Nutritionist)

"If Robert can execute the game plan we've set for this fight, he'll have a good chance to be successful. Maidana is relentless and has underrated boxing skills. Bottom line is...we're in a tough fight and the fans are going to be in for a treat."

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