Mohammedi Media Workout

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Mohammedi & Barrera
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Big Bear Lake, CA:  Yesterday members of the media traveled to Big Bear Lake, California to The Summit for Nadjib “Irondjib” Mohammedi’s open media workout in preparation for his upcoming IBF Mandatory match-up with Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, for the WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship live on HBO World Championship Boxing at the Mandalay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also in attendance was Main Events’ stablemate Sullivan Barrera who is fighting on July 25. Below are select quotes from Mohammedi and his trainer, Abel Sanchez:

 

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NADJIB MOHAMMEDI

Abel Sanchez Having Trained Kovalev for eight bouts:

“It’s not an advantage (for me), because Kovalev is different now.  He’s changed a little bit.”

 

About fighting in Las Vegas:

“It’s very exciting.  It’s a very big stage.  I’m happy.”

 

About being given little chance to win:

“I’m not stupid.  I’m not naïve.  I’m unknown.  That’s no problem.  I like quiet.  It lets me train, train, train.  Training’s not work; it’s my passion.”

“On July 25th I have a surprise.  People will say, ‘Oh, my God.'”

 

On Kovalev:

“He’s a very good champion.  But he has two arms and in this division everyone has power.  All it takes is one shot.”

 

Prediction:

“The fight (result) will be a KO.  Either him or me.  It’s possible I lose because I’m just a man.”

 

Sullivan Barrera
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ABEL SANCHEZ

“He (Mohammedi) understands that Kovalev is at the top of his game now.  He’s an established force.”

 

“He (Mohammedi) won’t be overlooked by Sergey because he’s (Kovalev) smart.”

“Win, lose or draw he’ll (Mohammedi) give a good account of himself.”

 

“He (Mohammedi) wants to bring the title back to France, but he knows the task in front of him.  He’ll have to take it to Kovalev.  He (Mohammedi) won’t beat him by staying back, waiting for something to happen.”

 

Mohammedi’s brother and mother operate a few pizza restaurants that Mohammedi owns in France.  If he wins, will he give away free pizza?  “He’ll probably open up some more restaurants,” said Sanchez.

 


About Kovalev vs. Mohammedi

 

WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) will compete in his first mandatory title defense against Nadjib “Irondjib” Mohammedi (37-3, 23 KOs) on Saturday, July 25 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. The co-feature will include a ten-round light heavyweight match-up between Jean Pascal (29-3-1, 17 KOs) and Yunieski Gonzalez (16-0, 12 KOs). Tickets are on sale now and start at $25. Tickets can be purchased through TicketMaster and all MGM Resorts Properties Ticket Offices. The HBO World Championship Boxing® telecast begins at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

 

 

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