Unbeaten super featherweight potential Xavier Martinez along with his forthcoming competitor John Moralde took time out of training camp to discuss their upcoming bout that will soon be a portion of a three-fight ShoBox: The New Generation telecast on Friday, April 5 go SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from Sam’s Town are now living at vegas.
The ShoBox triple header is headlined by top 122-pound potential Angelo Leo (16-0, 8 KOs) squaring off against Filipino Neil Tabanao (17-4, 11 KOs) at a 10-round bout. From the telecast opener, undefeated Mayweather Promotions 130-pound potential Andres Cortes (10-0, 6 KOs) and once-beaten Jahmal Dyer (91, 5 KOs) square off from an eight-round bout.
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Born and raised in Sacramento, Calif.,” Martinez (13-0, 9 KOs) was introduced to the Sweet Science at the young age of seven and has been mentored by his own present trainer Ray Woods ever since. Martinez had a successful amateur career winning the Jr.. Golden Gloves at 2010 and also he competed at Nationals at 2012 and 2013, standing No. 4 and No. 3 respectively.
Martinez, who finished his career with over 95 amateur conflicts, appeared to Diego Corrales and Floyd Mayweather climbing upward. He draws inspiration from Corrales, who he said consistently carried the heart of a warrior at the ring and also he learned hard work and field out of Mayweather. At just 21 decades old, Martinez has his eyes set on his first title shot.
Last September he faced former Olympian Jamel Herring for the vacant USBA super featherweight title losing a 10-round decision. He returned to the ring December and listed a second-round TKO victory over Elmer Colve. Finishing his Travels up training camp, he has sparred against top competition Romero Duno to prepare Martinez.
On what they understand in their own competitor:
He fought Jamel Herring so that I understand he has been around there with somebody who’s pretty great. I think this is a great match up for mepersonally. If I move inside and do everything I understand how exactly to do, then things will go my way. I’m going to attempt and make announcement on national television using an earlier episode. I understand I’ll have to be more sensible and competitive to receive it. ”
Moralde: “I visit him as an extremely promising prospect, also he is also talented. Nonetheless, I bring a great deal of excellent experience to the table. Be ready for an upset about April 5. I shall soon be leaving the ring while the winner. ”
On what a triumph against that fight could do for His or Her livelihood:
My main goal at this time is to become world champion. ”
Moralde: I believe a triumph over Martinez will alter the course of the career. I understand that is not a simple struggle, but that I ’ve ever been on rough situations before and I’ve emerge victorious. I’m not trying to pass this struggle, I have my eyes set on a victory on Martinez. ”
On the progress of training camp:
Martinez: “I’t had a wonderful training camp. My team and I’ve centered on perfecting my craft and developing my own abilities. We’re working very hard so we can get closer to a title shot. ”
Moralde: “Coaching camp is proceeding well. I’m planning to have a six-week camp and then fly to the U.S. two weeks before the struggle to acclimate. I shall be at excellent condition come fight night. ”
Are you really doing anything new this camp or even making any adjustments to prepare for this struggle?
Martinez: “Floyd [Mayweather Jr.] watched my last fight Ring-Side and gave me a couple pointers. We’re working in my own jabbing and mind movement. I’m optimizing my craft. Come fight nighttime, I’ll show boxing fans why I am a top potential in 130. ”
Moralde: “Each opponent is different. I am aware Martinez is a fantastic fighter, so I am working so. I have a strategy. I shall stick to it fight night and find the triumph. ”
How can it feel to struggle national television?
Martinez: “this is going to likely be my third televised struggle but my first time on show time. It gets me train harder because I know a lot of folks will be watching. It’s an opportunity to show the whole world what I can do. ”
Moralde: “I bring a lot of experience to this struggle, when I ’ve ever been around major shows earlier. I’t been around national U.S. television, international live-streams and world title promotions. Such a television vulnerability only inspires me and attracts the best out of me personally. I appreciate the chance and that I ’m preparing to take advantage of it. ”