The featherweight clash between Luis Alberto Lopez and Joet Gonzalez is less than a few hours away. Both fighters are ready for war, and it will be interesting to see if Gonzalez can shock the world by snatching the IBF featherweight belt from Luis Alberto Lopez.
Gonzalez seems to have a sense of urgency in fulfilling his goal of becoming the new IBF featherweight champion; it's do or die for him, and we will soon find out if he emerges victoriously. Luis Alberto Lopez is slightly ahead in terms of experience; he has a professional boxing record of 28-2 (16 knockouts).
On the flip side, Joet Gonzalez is just one step behind with a record of 26-3 (15 knockouts). The outcome of this event will break down to the willingness to win; both fighters seem to be equally hungry, but only one will rise.
Luis Alberto Lopez interview
Luis Alberto Lopez is on a strong winning streak and looks forward to the war. "I respect him because he has had great fights," Lopez said as quoted by skysports.com. "He has done a great job in his career.
But you know that when we get in the ring there is no respect. I am going to take this belt home for my family and for Mexico. I am happy to fight on an important date for Mexico where Joet Gonzalez and I will be representing our country.
Lopez on how he wants to win: We are going to present a real war that night. It's going to be a total war. When there are two hungry Mexicans in the ring, they always go at it with everything. We know that Joet Gonzalez is tough.
And my goal, as I've said, is to knock him out."
Joet Gonzalez interview
Joet Gonzalez has a fantastic opportunity here to prove himself and to claim a position of great authority. He is ready for the challenge ahead. "I've got to win," Gonzalez said, as quoted by skysports.com. "Every time I step into the ring, I give it my all.
Sometimes it's not your night. It is what it is. But I'm still here, and I'm going to give it my all every time. I'm expecting a great fight. It's a big day for Mexico. All I have to do is win and become the new IBF world champion. Plain and simple. I can't go home empty-handed".