By: Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez
Photo credits: Tom Hogan/ Golden Boy Boxing
New York, NY – NABF Bantamweight Champion Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (17-0, 7 KOs), who will challenge Rey Vargas (30-0, 22 KOs) for the WBC World Super Bantamweight belt in the HBO-televised co-main event of Cotto vs. Ali.
We caught up with the very dangerous Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete during training camp:
Latinbox: Fighting in New York at the “Mecca” Madison Square Garden fighting there so much tradition there give me your thoughts.
Negrete: I grew up watching other great fighters fighting at that arena so it’s truly a honor that I will also be leaving my footprints at the Madison Square Garden.
Latinbox: Was this training camp with the same sparring partners as your last camp for Sergio Frias.
Negrete: For sure this camp, we looked for fighters that have similar characteristics as Rey Vargas. My camp did a great job and I feel prepare. Now I just need to show it on December 2nd.
Latinbox: Fighting for the WBC title what are your thoughts having this golden opportunity.
Negrete: Fighting for the WBC is a great opportunity and I’m very thankful with GoldenBoy for giving me the chance and trusting me. I have been working hard all my life for this moment and it’s finally here. I’m ready for it and I trust that all the hard work that my team and I have done will show on Dec 2.
Latinbox: We understand your time is limited we thank you for your thoughts champion.
Negrete: I appreciate it, thank you guys.
#CottoAli, a 12-round fight for the Cotto’s WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions and sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle,”and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 2 at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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