Photo: Lawrence Lustig
Welterweights Kell Brook and Hector Saldivia faced off at the final press conference in advance of Saturday’s IBF world title eliminator for the mandatory position at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England. Brook stated that he has added a nutritionist for this camp and attributed his shaky performance against Carson Jones to weight problems.
Kell Brook: I can assure everyone that you’ll see the new Kell Brook in there Saturday night, even I don’t know how good I am going to be….I know this time we’ve done everything right and I know that I can fight at 100 miles per hour if necessary because I’ve done the weight right and everything is spot on.”
Hector Saldivia: I’m looking forward to going to England and fighting in front of a packed out arena. This is a sport, let’s hope nobody comes out hurt but I’m training so that I’ll be able show the best of me. He’s going to feel the pressure of the crowd because he’s fighting at home in front of his people, but I’m going there coolheaded.”