Boxers appearing at today’s event include main event, Ryan Garcia (21-0, 18KOs) of Victorville, CA, who returned to the ring in a 12-round lightweight bout with Emmanuel “The Gameboy” Tagoe highest rated (32-1, 15KOs) of Accra, Ghana.
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Also in attendance at the night’s co-main event, “King” Gabriel Rosado (26-14-1, 15 KOs) of Philadelphia, PA, and Shane Mosley Jr. (17-4, 10 KOs) of Pomona, CA, will face off against each other in a 10-round match for the WBA Continental Americas title.
Houston’s Marlen Esparza (11-1, 1 KO) and Tokyo’s Naoko Fujioka (19-2-1, 17 KO) were on-site to promote their 10-round bout for three world titles, the Championship Ring Magazine’s Flyweight World Championship inaugural, competing in the women’s flyweight division for the first time and the WBC and WBA World Flyweight Championships.
Also, Azat Hovhannisyan (20-3, 16 KOs) of Los Angeles, CA, was here to talk about his upcoming match against Dagoberto Aguero (15-1, 10 KOs) of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, in a featherweight round of 10 is the opening DAZN battle of the night, live from San Antonio’s Alamodome on April 9.
DAZN live stream will start at 6pm PT/8pm CT/9pm ET.
“Boxing is a part of me. I’ve been doing this since I was seven years old, and I’m good at it. I know that I still have a lot to offer the sport. I feel quite safe in the ring. I don’t beat.
Even during the match, I didn’t feel I was affected by many hits. And fortunately, I’m healthy enough to continue fighting at a high level and give the fans eye-catching teamfights. I feel great, and I will make every day pass.
“I miss everything about boxing: the competition, the contact, killing someone. See the hit; know where it will land; know that the timing is perfect. I like to fight and am just better than the person in front of me.
“Tagoe is a veteran, and he will do his best to keep me away from him, to survive. His goal, I think, is not to be eliminated. I know he said that facing me would be easy. But I can say one thing:
My job is not to make his life easy in that round. Fans should be ready to see me give everything I have in this fight. If he can shoot, it will be a good fight. If he can’t, he’ll get out of there very quickly.
“This is going to be an interesting fight for me. You can expect timing and boom. I don’t want to toss someone in a couple of rounds. If I land well, you can expect that I will find a way to take someone down. “
TAGOE “GAME TABLE” EMMANUEL
“I think I have the tools to take out Ryan on Saturday. This match is my chance to show myself.
“I came here to take out Ryan Garcia. I think he’s good, but he’s not my size. I’ll show it to everyone. I can’t wait for Saturday.
“The training camp went well, and I am satisfied with the fight. Everyone will love this fight. I come to win by knockout or not by knockout. I have been waiting for this opportunity. To all Garcia fans, pay attention Saturday. “
“I am very happy to be back in the ring and doing my job. Yes, I attended his father’s training camp when he fought Margarito.
But that’s business, and we’re in business that hurts. This is what we do. We’ll do our thing, and I’ll be in the knockout round. It’s just perseverance. Don’t listen to what people say.”
SHANE MOSLEY JR
“It was great to have all these eyes on me. I am very happy to have this card. Being co-main event is great. Me and Ryan used to see each other in an amateur movie. I can’t wait to join the ring with Gave Rosado. I’ll show everyone what I’m made of. I’m focused.”
“Surprised. I was like 3 hours away from my house. I prepared as I usually do. I was so excited to get the ring with another champion.
I noticed that it was possible with the belt, which reinforced what I’ve always wanted to do. I will join a program. That will be a good night. “
“I am very excited for this fight. It doesn’t matter to me that I’m in her hometown. I want a bigger name. I am here to represent Japan”.
“Yes, I have been with Robert Garcia before. I learned a lot of good things from him. I feel good, and I’m calm. I want to fight anyone at the age of 122. I am ready for any fighter.”
Boxers featured on DAZN that aired April 9 treated boxing fans in San Antonio to a gig as each showcased their boxing skills during a practice session on the vehicle media today. The event was streamed live on YouTube and hosted by Beto Duran of Golden Boy Fight Night.