It's Showtime: Hari vs. Saki Pre-Fight Press Conference Quotes and PicturesPosted on January 27, 2012, 05:57 PM by Anton Gurevich
It's Showtime 55: Badr Hari vs. Gokhan Saki pre-fight press conference took place today at the WTC Expo in Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands, featuring the full line-up of tomorrow's stacked kickboxing card. The event is headlined by Badr Hari's last kickboxing match against no other than "The Rebel" Gokhan Saki, who will be looking to spoil the Moroccan’s party.
The event also features the It's Showtime Heavyweight title scrap between Daniel Ghita and Hesdy Gerges, while Yohan Lidon puts his 73kg MAX title on the line against L'houcine Ouzgni. Rest of the card is stacked from top to bottom with promising fights such as Rico Verhoeven vs. Errol Zimmerman, Murat Direkçi vs. Robin van Roosmalen, and of course Tyrone Spong vs. Melvin Manhoef.
Here are some of the exclusive quotes from today's pre-fight press conference:
Gokhan Saki (Full Article): "First of all, I'm a fighter. I'll fight anybody. I know I'm a small Heavyweight, but I am used to fighting guys that are two-meters tall. I don't like to talk about predictions before the fight, but I can promise fans a great show tomorrow night. I don't care about highlights or any of that, I will leave everything inside the ring."
Tyrone Spong (Full Article): "I don't want to say anything about the fight, just come and watch tomorrow. But, I'm in great shape, so I think it's going to be a good fight - a very exciting fight. I'm looking forward to it, and I can't wait. I'm very motivated."
Ben Edwards: "I know Ricardo van den Bos pretty well. He used to fight a lot in Australia, and Oceania in general. We are both scrappy guys, sluggish if you will. We don't like to kick that much, but I think I'm a little bit better. The staredown was pretty good, so I'm more than ready for a war with him tomorrow night. In 2012 I want to get better as a fighter, those are my only goals."
Rico Verhoeven: "I had an excellent training camp for this fight, Daniel Ghita was one of my sparing partners, and I'm feeling great. I see myself as a champion in the future, and I'm doing this sport to become the best. I'm also looking towards MMA, but for now my sights are set on kickboxing. It's just that Kickboxing needs that time to revive itself. I'm always trying to put a great fight for the fans, whether it's going to finish via KO or just a decision. I will make a statement against Errol Zimmerman on Saturday night."