Antonio Margarito: “I am so glad to get back into the ring. I really missed the crowds and all of the fans — but I always kept training. I never left the ring. I feel strong and I am ready. During the last year I have always been in the ring working on my timing and keeping sharp. I expect Garcia to charge right at me on Saturday night. That is something I will deal with in the ring.”
Roberto Garcia: “My preparation was just not hard, but smart. This has been my best-ever training camp. My claws are sharpened. Working with Freddie Roach also means a lot of film study. Freddie knows everything there is about Margarito. I am not the same fighter I was two years ago. I’m a world champion in waiting. And one thing is for sure – Margarito is going to have trouble hitting a moving target.”
Robert Garcia, Margarito’s Trainer: “Our whole training camp went so well. To see Antonio train so hard — it helps our other fighters, seeing how hard he works and what it takes to fight on a high level. We worked on Antonio’s stance, his head movement, little things. He’s keeping his hands up better. He’s a great listener when we are in the ring training. Antonio is in tremendous shape – he could have made 147 for this fight. We had great sparring and we are prepared for whatever Garcia throws at us.”
Jorge Solis: “I feel great at this weight, at super featherweight. Méxican fighters are complete fighters – skilled and with a lot of courage. I know Mario Santiago is fast with quick hands. But he is a Puerto Rican fighter and we will find a weakness when we are in the ring Saturday night.”
Mario Santiago: “I am facing a tough, experienced, strong fighter in Solis and I am coming into his backyard. This is my first time in México and I know I must be more aggressive. Solis has an excellent right hand, a good left and is smart. I learned my lesson in the Concepcion fight and should have been more aggressive in the early rounds against him. I will not make that mistake twice. This fight against Solis will clear everything for me.”
Urbano Antillon: “I had my best training camp while training in Big Bear for two months. Rios is hurt and out of this event, but now I have an even bigger fight – a WBA Lightweight Title Elimination Fight. I’m going to shoot the works against Rene Gonzalez.”
Rene Gonzalez: “I was originally scheduled to fight elsewhere in México on May 14 so I was already in fighting trim when we got the call last Friday to fight Antillon. He is a strong fighter and this should be an interesting fight. I plan to move around and look for openings – the same way Miguel Acosta beat Antillon. I have studied that video. I’m going to pick him apart.”
The Latin Fury 14 pay-per-view will feature the broadcast team of Al Bernstein, Alan Massengale, and former world junior middleweight champion Raul Marquez. The production will be produced and directed by Rick Seara.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions and Tecate, the four-bout Latin Fury 14 will be broadcast Live on Pay-Per-View Saturday, May 8, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, from Aguascalientes, México, which is celebrating the San Marcos Fair. Top Rank’s TRLiveStream will air the non-televised undercard bouts, free to fans, at www.TopRank.com/TRLiveStream, beginning at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.