He is sound, he has clear ideas. The World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight title He went to the Canary Islands. Samuel Carmona (Las Palmas, 1996) spoke to EFE before his match tonight against the Mexican Julio Cesar Martinez at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale (Arizona).
Full of desire and illusion aspiring to become the fifteenth world champion of Spanish boxing. He is not overwhelmed on stage. This is his first match in the United States, but he knows what it is to be famous at the Olympic Games -Rio de Janeiro 2016-.
Carmona, with an undefeated professional record of 8 victories (4 knockouts), hopes to shorten the diagonal that separates his corner from ‘Rey’ Martínez (18-2-0, 14 KOs). It will be the co-main fight of a luxury event starring Estrada vs ‘Chocolatito’, what better scenario to hit the table: “In the 3rd I will show who I am.”
Ask questions. How are you, how was the reception in Arizona?
Response. The truth is that we are good, we just arrived last night. I just woke up, we did a medical test, I’m totally fine.
Q. How did the boot camp go?
A. Perfect. I prepared a lot, we are happy, proud and sure we will give it our all.
Q. How did you get the challenge, who were you with when the news reached you that you would be playing in the World Cup?
R. I’m having dinner, that’s true. We expected this year to be a great year and it has been.
Q. What did you think at that moment?
R. I thought we were going to be world champions, that was super important.
Q. How do you approach this title opportunity?
R. I am very proud, with great desire and enthusiasm.
Q. How are you living this first professional fight in the United States?
R. I am super happy and proud to come, to be able to play a great role and box here.
Q. Is the presentation of American boxing impressive?
R. Nothing for now, but surely when you get to the pavilion something will impress.
Q. What analysis would you make of your rival, Julio César Martínez?
R. We know we will face a great champion and a very good boxer. On the 3rd I will show who I am.
Q. What do you think are your strengths and how do you think you can overcome them?
R. He is a very strong boxer with a very good punch and I will show in the ring on December 3 the weapons I have.
Q. Your rival is coming off a loss and a ‘no contest’, do you think this negative dynamic could work in your favor?
R. The truth is I don’t know, I will go out and do my job.
Q. What can we expect from Samuel Carmona this coming Saturday?
R. You can expect a great paper, we are going to bring the title to Spain.
Q. Your prediction for the match?
R. We will win, without a doubt.
Q: If you had to give a bolder prognosis… Do you think you could solve it on the fast track?
R. The truth is I don’t know. All I can say is that we will win.
Q. What do you think it takes to be a world champion?
R. Be ready, be happy, let this be your moment and right now I have everything.
Q. Where does Samuel Carmona see himself a year from now?
R. I don’t know, but we hope to be in the big leagues.
Source: La Verdad
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