The weights are now in, as NABO Super Featherweight champion Alberto “El Explosivo” Machado (17-0, 15 KOs) and NABA Super Featherweight champion Carlos “The Solution” Morales (16-1-3, 6 KOs) stepped on the scale ahead of their 10-round super featherweight unification fight that will headline the Aug. 18 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN. Catch the live coverage of Machado vs. Morales on ESPN Deportes starting at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST, and on ESPN2 beginning at 11 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT.
On the August 18 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN, NABO Super Featherweight champion Alberto “Explosivo” Machado (17-0, 15 KOs) and NABA Super Featherweight champion Carlos “The Solution” Morales (16-1-3, 6 KOs) will unify their titles in a 10-round super featherweight main event at the Complejo Ferial De Puerto Rico in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Also on the card is Milwaukee, WI’s Luis Feliciano (2-0), who will take part in a six-round super lightweight bout against Jimmy “Jouker” Rosario (2-4, 1 KO).
Below is what fighters on the Friday, August 18 Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN card had to say at today’s media workout:
“Training camp has been good. I was in a great training for this fight. I feel good. I have good preparation. I have received good input for this point in my career. I feel prepared for this fight. It’s a privilege to be fight him at this point in my career. I need to work hard for my career. I can be fighter that can punch strong. I can be technical and explosive.”
CARLOS “THE SOLUTION” MORALES, NABA Super Featherweight Champion:
“Training with my coach has been different. We focus a lot on fundamentals. I’m really happy, we’re working on the best side of me. I learned to be patient, to work angles, to use a lot of techniques. To use the tools I have to win. I’m super excited and nervous, but you know I have a goal of mine to fight August 18th. Morales will get the solution to the problem.”
“It’s almost like my hometown, not roof far. All my family and friends will be there. Fighting in front of my Puerto Rican fans is something really special. I don’t think about the pressure, I’ve been preparing myself, using to moment to train harder. I’ve got my family and friends. I want to do well and show out. We train here in SOCAL. It’s been the same thing, same intensity, go all out, back at since my last victory in Indio.”
CHARLES HUERTA, Super Featherweight Contender:
“I’m really excited. There’s still a lot of buzz about my last fight. I’m ready to get back in there and give them something else to talk about. It will be a more disciplined version of me. We’re ready to go, our job is to go out there and prevent him getting any more rounds. We’re not changing much. As long as I’m 100%, I can do my best. We’re focusing on stiff jabs, trying to put in real good punches. I’m hoping to graduate out of there and move onto ESPN.”
CHRISTIAN “CHIMPA” GONZALEZ, Lightweight Prospect:
“That fight is behind me, I got the team behind me, so I’m very excited to get back in the ring. I took three weeks off where I did nothing. It was hard to get back in shape little by little, but now I’m ready and excited. Even when I lost we were very well prepared, bad night and onto the next. I’ll be a Chimpa that will use my jab a little more, and will win the first and second points. My mind says to fight all year round.”
RAFAEL “EL ALIKIN” GRAMAJO, Super Bantamweight Prospect:
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“I’m super excited. I’ve been out of work for a while but hey, I’ve never left the gym. I leave it up to my managers and my coaches, I do my trainer and they tell me what to do. Always different, I spar different styles. I train hard. I think I want to win and get this fight and get the attention.”
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