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Broner vs Maidana press conference quotes: Keith Thurman vs Jesus Soto Karass

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.


"I'm just trying to bring the excitement. This card is called the "Danger Zone" and it's a guaranteed fact that every time you come into the ring with Keith "One Time" Thurman you're automatically stepping into the Danger Zone.

"This is the last fight of the year and the last fight of the year is my favorite fight of the year. I like to call it the icing on the cake. I've been training really hard for this fight. Soto is a real tough opponent. He gave (Andre) Berto his all. He claims he has a new passion for the sport. I believe the man. I saw it when he fought. I saw his passion and I'm truly looking forward to this fight.

"Christmas came early and I have two presents for Soto right here-my right and my left-two real nice packages. Like I said, this is going to be the icing on the cake.

"Last year I ended with a tremendous victory and I don't think this fight is going to go the distance. I'm looking forward to putting him down on that blue canvas and make sure he gets to sleep real nice. "One Time," every time.

"My promoters have been testing me and I've been passing every test with flying colors. So I'm ready for the world of boxing. I'm not afraid to lose, I'm not afraid to get beat. I want go out old school and fight the best of the best.

"My KO ratio is phenomenal, but, as a matter of fact, I'm disappointed that I didn't knock out everybody. I'm the kind of guy that wants to knockout everybody. I'm "One Time," every time. And that's what I'm bringing Saturday night.

"I'm on the up and up. I'm on my way to the top. So this fight is important to get not just a victory but a KO victory so I can keep representing "One Time" Thurman."

"I'm not afraid to put it all on the line. I've got "O" and I'm not afraid to let it go."


"It's a very important fight for me, especially with the holidays coming up. I'd like to go enjoy the time off with a win.

"My promoters and manager put me against the best. I fight the best and the best comes out of me.

"A lot of people don't believe in me and they don't think I have what it takes to beat Keith Thurman. But I've proven them wrong before and the people will respect me after the fight.

"I've been on big cards before. But my job is to go out and win and give the fans what they want. I'm coming to knock him out. If he wants to box I'm going to take him to school. My heart is in this fight.

"I've worked really, really hard for this fight. I've trained at the Ponce De Leon Gym in Monterrey, Calif., and this Saturday I'm going to show it in the ring.

"There's not much to say, other than to those that don't believe I'm worthy to be here, just wait to see me on the ring on December 14.

"For all the people that don't believe in me, for all those that think I shouldn't be in this position, I'm going to show everybody on Saturday night what I'm made of and I'm going to do it well.

"I want to thank Keith Thurman and his team for giving me the opportunity to fight for a world title again."

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