Prospect Keith Thurman and dangerous veteran Carlos Quintana will meet in the HBO co-feature on Saturday night from Ontario, California. The fighters weighed in on their bout at yesterday's final press conference.
KEITH "ONE TIME" THURMAN
"I'm living the dream right now. I've been fighting since I was seven years old and this is what I want, to be in a big fight on a big stage on HBO.
"We both want to be champions and one of us already has been and I'm up and coming. I plan on taking out many people during my career and being champion at 154 or 147.
"I have a lot of confidence going into this fight. I'm strong and ready. I'm going to do my thing 'One Time.'
"This fight is what I'm talking about..I don't want no chumps. He's already looking forward and talking about fighting Canelo Alvarez, but I like that. I like the confidence he has, because I want to be in a good fight.
"I have plenty of confidence as well. So don't blink, as I have a lot of early knockouts and I have the abilities and skills to make that happen again on Saturday night."
"I'm very excited to fight on this card on HBO, especially at 154 pounds.
"At 147 pounds, I had a very difficult time making weight, but I'm never looking back, I'm only looking forward to my future. At 154, I'm a new fighter and I'm undefeated.
"I expect a difficult fight from my opponent. He is young, strong and knows how to box, but come November 24, I'll be victorious.
"I was once his age and know what it's like to be hungry, but this is my time."
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Golden Boy Promotions
"The co-featured fight is going to be a great fight. It's a 50-50 fight, where it will be a toss of the coin type of fight. On one side you have a fighter who has the experience, confidence, speed, power and intelligence of a veteran [in Carlos Quintana], but on the other side, you have a future world champion who doesn't have as much experience, but has youth, confidence and is an unbeaten rising star that brings excitement to the game."