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Frampton gearing to beat Santa

Belfast sensation Carl Frampton has opened the door to a spectacular world title showdown with Leo Santa Cruz next year.

The WBC super-bantamweight champion, Santa Cruz, called out the Ulsterman ahead of his fight with undefeated Cesar Seda this weekend on BoxNation, naming him as a potential opponent for a mega bout in 2014.

Adrien Broner vs Marcos Maidana: undercard fighters media workout quotes

Keith Thurman, WBA Interim Welterweight World Champion:

“I am truly blessed to be where I am in the world of boxing. This is a dream come true.  I have been boxing since the age of seven and in the amateur ranks all I ever wanted to be was a world champion.

“I am happy to be here.  I am happy to receive the fan base and the recognition that I deserve and being on the networks. I fight hard.  I am hungry all of the time and even though I have a belt, I’m still hungry.  There are plenty other belts out there and you better believe that my fight against Soto Karass is going to be one heck of a fight.  I am also looking forward to 2014.”

Adrien Broner vs Marcos Maidana: undercard fighters media workout quotes

Keith Thurman, WBA Interim Welterweight World Champion:

“I am truly blessed to be where I am in the world of boxing. This is a dream come true.  I have been boxing since the age of seven and in the amateur ranks all I ever wanted to be was a world champion.

“I am happy to be here.  I am happy to receive the fan base and the recognition that I deserve and being on the networks. I fight hard.  I am hungry all of the time and even though I have a belt, I’m still hungry.  There are plenty other belts out there and you better believe that my fight against Soto Karass is going to be one heck of a fight.  I am also looking forward to 2014.”

Adrien Broner vs Marcos Maidana: undercard fighters media workout quotes

Keith Thurman, WBA Interim Welterweight World Champion:

“I am truly blessed to be where I am in the world of boxing. This is a dream come true.  I have been boxing since the age of seven and in the amateur ranks all I ever wanted to be was a world champion.

“I am happy to be here.  I am happy to receive the fan base and the recognition that I deserve and being on the networks. I fight hard.  I am hungry all of the time and even though I have a belt, I’m still hungry.  There are plenty other belts out there and you better believe that my fight against Soto Karass is going to be one heck of a fight.  I am also looking forward to 2014.”

Fighters give thanks as they prepare for their respective bouts on Saturday

As the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaches, the boxers participating in the back-to-back quadruple headers on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 14 live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING took time out of their training camps to share some of the things they are thankful for this holiday season. While turkey, stuffing and yams may not be on their Thanksgiving menus, they are all in agreement that there is much to be thankful for.

PAULIE “THE MAGIC MAN” MALIGNAGGI, Former Two-Time, Two-Division World Champion (Training in Brooklyn, NY)

“[I am thankful for] My family and my true friends, especially those that have stuck with me from the start.”

Fighters give thanks as they prepare for their respective bouts on Saturday

As the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaches, the boxers participating in the back-to-back quadruple headers on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 14 live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING took time out of their training camps to share some of the things they are thankful for this holiday season. While turkey, stuffing and yams may not be on their Thanksgiving menus, they are all in agreement that there is much to be thankful for.

PAULIE “THE MAGIC MAN” MALIGNAGGI, Former Two-Time, Two-Division World Champion (Training in Brooklyn, NY)

“[I am thankful for] My family and my true friends, especially those that have stuck with me from the start.”

Abner Mares, Jhonny Gonzalez, Leo Santa Cruz, Victor Terrazas media conference call transcript

Richard Schaefer

Thank you very much and thank you all media members to be on the call, thank you to both fighters to be on the call.  I remember a couple years ago we did a card called Action Heroes and then we, of course, just had another one a few weeks ago, Knockout Kings 2 and I think this card here from the Stub Hub Center would certainly fit perfectly into either one of those cards.  Because one thing, which is for sure, that night, on Saturday night the 24 th of August from Stub Hub Center, fists will fly, it will be heavy action and it’s going to be a tremendous night of boxing again.  It’s exactly these kinds of match ups, which Oscar and I discussed with our matchmakers, Eric Gomez and with Roberto Diaz.  It’s these kind of match ups we like to bring to the fight fans.

Abner Mares, Jhonny Gonzalez, Leo Santa Cruz, Victor Terrazas media conference call transcript

Richard Schaefer

Thank you very much and thank you all media members to be on the call, thank you to both fighters to be on the call.  I remember a couple years ago we did a card called Action Heroes and then we, of course, just had another one a few weeks ago, Knockout Kings 2 and I think this card here from the Stub Hub Center would certainly fit perfectly into either one of those cards.  Because one thing, which is for sure, that night, on Saturday night the 24 th of August from Stub Hub Center, fists will fly, it will be heavy action and it’s going to be a tremendous night of boxing again.  It’s exactly these kinds of match ups, which Oscar and I discussed with our matchmakers, Eric Gomez and with Roberto Diaz.  It’s these kind of match ups we like to bring to the fight fans.

Abner Mares and Santa Cruz – Los Angeles Press Conference Quotes

At a press conference in Los Angeles on Thursday, Golden Boy Promotions formally announced a world championship doubleheader that will take place Saturday, Aug. 24, at StubHub Center (formerly The Home Depot Center) in Carson, Calif. and which will be televised live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).

Abner Mares and Santa Cruz – Los Angeles Press Conference Quotes

At a press conference in Los Angeles on Thursday, Golden Boy Promotions formally announced a world championship doubleheader that will take place Saturday, Aug. 24, at StubHub Center (formerly The Home Depot Center) in Carson, Calif. and which will be televised live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).

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