|PHILLY BOXING HISTORY June 08, 2012||
TWO DAYS OUT
All three Philly boxers fighting on Saturday's card, are ready for action. Mike Jones, challenger for the IBF welterweight title, is loose and relaxed. Mike is smiling and seems to be enjoying the ride. Teon Kennedy, WBA super bantamweight title challenger, has the blinders on and is serious and focused. Jesse Hart, making his pro debut Saturday, is as talkative and expressive as ever. He seems very happy to be here on the big stage for his launch into the professional ranks.
I caught up with the fighters and their teams on Thursday. Here's what they had to say.
Does the edginess build as the fight gets closer?
"Hey! It can't build no more
than what it is now (laughs). I've been ready
for this for years. I'm ready. My focus is just
going out there, do my thing, and get that belt.
That's all I care about."
JACKSON (Jones' Trainer)
"Yesterday, I weighed in and I was under weight. So that's a good thing, a mental thing. I don't have to worry about losing weight at the last minute."
On the day of the fight:
"Relax, eat, think about the fight. Talk to my
mom, my sister, and my kids until fight time."
HINNANT (Kennedy's co-trainer)
HART (Hart's father& trainer)
J RUSSELL PELTZ