Quotes From The Conference Call:
Antonio Demarco, WBC Lightweight World Champion
“I am very well prepared because I know Adrien is extremely talented and a great fighter.
“I feel that every opponent of mine is a worthy one and I respect anyone I step into the ring with. This fight is very important for my career as well as for Broner’s career.
“I’ve faced undefeated boxers in the past and I have learned my lessons. I’m coming into the fight ready. I’ve been defeated in the past and that experience has helped me to be ready to succeed this time.
“I’m confident that my training will pay off. I can assure you that we will put on a good show. May the best boxer win.
“Whoever wins this fight will have many opportunities to further his career. I want those opportunities. I want what every boxer wants…recognition and success.
“I only dreamt that I would be world champion one day.
“I am happy to be fighting in Atlantic City. I look forward to charming a new crowd when I step into the ring with Adrien Broner.
“I am glad to be here and I am looking forward to doing what I love to do…fight.”
Gary Shaw, President of Gary Shaw Productions
“It is going to be a great event. Antonio DeMarco is a wonderful champion. I believe he is the Mexcian version of Arturo Gatti, who was a fixture in Atlantic City, so I think it is fitting that he come here and defend his world title.
“I am glad Oscar decided to keep the fight in Atlantic City. As a resident of New Jersey, I am proud that we are here to help New Jersey rebound and show how strong New Jersey is.”