A super battle like the one that Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko will have this Saturday at Wembley must be accompanied by other great battles. In the case of this Heavyweight bout, a couple of high-level fights, endorsed by the World Boxing Association (WBA), will join the boxing card, and their protagonists were present during the last press conference before the bout.
The Lightweight division is one of the most interesting categories in the world today, which is why the bout between British Luke Campbell (16-1, 13 KO) and Colombian Darleys Perez (33-2-2, 21 KO) is presented as one of the most interesting ones of the night this April 29th. The WBA elimination fight promises to be very attractive and the fighters know that a victory can put them in good position to fight for the world title.
The British is aware of how important this fight is and so he expressed during his intervention: “I’ve had great sparring partners. I’ve never had it easy and I expect a tough fight, but I’m ready for it,” he said.
For his part, the South American was very motivated by this elimination bout. “I’m happy to have this opportunity against Campbell. There’s still a lot left of me and you will see it on Saturday night,” said the 33-year old boxer.
On the other hand, Irish Katie Taylor (4-0, 2 KO), who has been rising as the foam, will have her first big chance and will fight for the WBA International Lightweight belt against the German Nina Meinke (5-0, 2 KO).
“In every fight, the occasion is bigger and better. I cannot wait, I’m learning from every fight”, Taylor said about this challenge. Meanwhile, Meinke showed a lot of respect to her rival: “It’s a great opportunity, I used to live here and I have a great admiration for Katie, it will be an honor to share the ring with her”.
Both bouts will accompany the stellar fight, in which Klitschko and Joshua will fight for the WBA Super Champion belt.