On Thursday afternoon, the media gathered at Club 1849 in the SoHo section of New York City for the final press conference before Saturday night’s big fight card at The Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York.
In the main event, Amanda Serrano will take on Kimberly Connor for the IBF Super Featherweight championship. Undefeated Super Middleweight, Joel “El Ray” Castillo will take on an opponent to be determined.
In a third co-feature, undefeated and powerful Colombian knockout artist Santander Silgado (18-0, 16 KO’s) will take on the upset specialist, Harvey Jolley in a six round Cruiserweight bout.
The eleven bout card is promoted by Rob Diaz’ Havoc Boxing Promotions
Below are quotes from a few of the participants plus the link to view and embed the press conference video
Andre Rozier: “The athletes on this card will be boxing in the memory of those we did lose/ People are saying with eleven bouts that this is a Don King-eqsue card but this is what Havoc Boxing is all about.
“This is one of many steps that will make Havoc is making to rise to the top. On Saturday night we will remember 9/11 and it’s a day we will never forget. Amanda Serrano is a fantastic athlete and every time she fights, she has the intent of destroying her opponent”.
Kelly Richardson (Trainer of Zachary Ochoa): “I look forward to more great events with Havoc Promotions”.
Zachary Ochoa (Pro Debut): “I will put on a great show. I worked hard. This is my time to shine”.
Alvin Acosta: “Be ready. I am back. We are ready to fight. This is what I have been doing all of my life and I am back”
Joel Castillo: “We have been struggling but we been working hard. Everyone who I train with motivates me. I am ready for whoever I fight. We don’t play games. We are in the hurt business and on Saturday night, dome body will get hurt.”
To honor EMS workers, all Policeman, Firemen, EMT and other workers will receive 20% discounts on all tickets with proof of ID. Most of the fighters were in the process of completing their medical examiners. Fridays weigh-in will begin at 1pm.
The rest of the card will feature: Anthony Irons (3-0-1, 2 KO’s), undefeated Welterweight from Brooklyn, NY, Ryan Ramaya (Pro Debut), Featherweight form Brooklyn, NY, Arman Mrkanovic (1-1), Cruiserweight from Queens, Ny and Frank Galarza (3-0, 1 KO), Jr. Welterweight from Brooklyn, NY.