By Byron Spurlock
Juan Manuel Marquez: I’m going to prepare myself very well for this fight and I’m going to come prepared. I’m going to fight this fight for all the Mexican fans. I feel good and I feel very young. I hope that everybody comes out to watch a great fight.
Juan Diaz: It’s a amazing to be in this position right now, I had my first loss last year and I had one of biggest wins last year too. This is a new year and I want to start it off right and this is winning a world title in my hometown against a legendary world champion Marquez.
Marquez’ Trainer “Nacho” Beristain: Fighters like Juan, Rocky, and Marquez are big names in boxing and that’s what makes a fight card like this so attractive.
Diaz’ manager Willie Savannah: Marquez is considered one of the best fighters in the world today and Juan is considered one of the best in his division. So we have the best fighting the best and this is exactly what we wanted.
Diaz’ trainer Ronnie Shields: Styles make fights and this is going to be a good fight for both of these fighters come at their opponents. This is going to be an action-packed fight, that you don’t want to miss.
Rocky Juarez: What a better place to win my world title right here in Houston. I even took less money to gt the fight here.
Juarez’ trainer Ronnie Shields: These guys are going to have a tough fight. Chris John is the champion right now and Rocky has to defeat Chris if he wants that title. This may be Rocky’s last chance to win a world title.
Marquez faces Diaz and Juarez faces WBA champ Chris John on February 28th at the Toyota Center in Houston.