Joseph Agbeko looks to regain his IBF bantamweight title from Abner Mares in a rematch of their controversial August 13 fight on Saturday night in Anaheim, live on Showtime. On Tuesday, Agbeko worked out for the media in Los Angeles.
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"Boxing is always different. What happens in one fight doesn't always happen again. I'm going in as warrior and I'm ready for war."
"My job is to go in and fight and come out as the winning fighter. I want to get the belt back."
"At the press conference, Mares said he wants a knockout. If he said he wants a knockout, then I'm going to knock him out."
"There will be a lot of changes in the ring this time, but the whole world will see the best Joseph Agbeko."
"In the last fight there were some fouls and this time the ref will be watching and doing the right thing. "
"He knows how to throw a punch in the right place and I think he will on Saturday."
"I think about what happened every night and I'm looking forward to getting back in the ring."
"The key is for me to prove that I'm better than him. "
"Mares is a good fighter, but I need to prove that I am the better fighter. I am physically ready to do that."
"I deserved a rematch and I'm glad they gave me one right away."
"I didn't retaliate against him because I had to be professional and I have to obey the rules of the sport."