The Puerto Rican world champion Subriel Matias He is convinced that his next fight will not reach 12 rounds. His conviction comes from the fact that his opponent this coming Saturday, the Uzbek Shohjahon Ergashev (23-0, 20 KO’s), he is also a puncher.
Ergashev will challenge the Puerto Rican for the 140-pound belt of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) as part of the card that will be starred by the undefeated super middleweights David Benavidez and Demetrius Andrade at the Michelob Ultra Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“I really think it’s a fight that either of us can fall into. I guess we didn’t make it to the tenth round. The best fighter is going to win“, expressed Matias to The new day from Mexico, where he has been quartered for six months and three weeks.
The super lightweight monarch, who has a record of 19 victories by knockout and one defeat, added that he has prepared to make the Uzbek fight in the middle of the rope, as he understands that this will be his best opportunity to emerge victorious.
“I always have the same style. In this preparation we have used different techniques in case there comes a time when you box or try to do so. In the end, he’s going to have to crash. It is up to me to force him to have to stop to exchange and I can impose my blows,” he said.
“I want to make him fight in the middle of the ring, which he has never done because he hasn’t been forced, and I think I would be the first fighter to force him. He always dominates his opponent at ease and wins, and with me that is not going to happen,” he added. Pride of Maternillowho understands that he is the strongest opponent Ergashev has had in his career.
He will spend Christmas with his family
Then conquer the IBF belt against the Argentine Jeremiah Ponce In February of this year, the athlete from Fajardo took a few months off until May, when he returned to Jiquipilco, Mexico, to train again under the orders of Jay “Panda” Najar for a match that was supposed to take place in October.
The fight was delayed, but he already feels relieved knowing that he is a week away from his first starting defense.
“Finally, thank God. I thought this day was not going to come. One is far from his land, and I have two girls that I like to play with. I feel happy that I am going to spend Christmas with my family after three years. “I am already plotting what is going to happen in the fight,” she pointed out.
The Benavidez-Andrade card will be broadcast live on Showtime’s pay-per-view (PPV) system starting at 9:00 pm, Puerto Rico time.