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Jeison Rosario: “Julian Williams’ fans can’t fight for him”

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World title contender Jeison Rosario 19-1-1 (13) says he has no fear of travelling into his opponent’s backyard when he takes of  WBA and IBF junior middleweight champion Julian ‘J-Rock’ Williams 27-1-1 (16) at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this Saturday night.

The 24-year-old from the Dominican Republic, who fights out of Miami, Florida, is yet to box in his home country as a pro.

“This is an opportunity I’ve been working so long for and I’m going to take full advantage of it,” Rosario said.

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“I feel strong and confident. There’s no pressure on me and I’m very motivated. This is nothing new for me, coming to my opponent’s backyard. I haven’t fought in my home country yet, so this won’t phase me at all.

“When I had my loss, that was when my career really started. That was a different stage of my career. I’ve gotten better and better and this fight is really the first time I’ve had a full training camp for a fight. I’m excited to show everyone my improvements.

“I’m coming for war. That’s my mentality. I don’t have a prediction. I’m going to give it my best and give everyone a war. At the end of the day, I’ll have my hand raised.

“I had a great training camp and I’ve worked hard from even before we knew we had this fight. I knew that one day my opportunity would come. This is what we’ve waited for.

“I’m ready to leave it all in the ring. We trained every day so we I know exactly what I have to do when that bell rings. His fans can’t fight for him, so there’s no way he will beat me.”

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