Press Conference: WBO International Jr. Lightweight Champion Lamont Roach Jr. (18-0-1, 7 KOs) Vs. WBO NABO Jr. Lightweight Champion Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (30-5, 19 KOs) on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN as part of #CaneloJacobs
Lamont Roach Jr., WBO International Champion:
“The time is now for those who haven’t seen me. This is the type of opponent that we’ve been waiting for, for a long time. This is where we are going to capitalize and show that we are ready for a world title in the 130-pound division. This is not the first time I’ve faced a veteran and probably not the last time. We trained our asses off in camp, we had good sparring, good strength and conditioning camp, trained mentally, and I’m just ready to be a world titlist and it starts with Saturday night.”
Jonathan Oquendo, NABO Champion:
“This will be a unification fight because I have the NABO Super Featherweight belt while Lamont Roach has the WBO International Super Featherweight belt. The whole world knows all the hard work I put in for this Saturday. We know the quality of fighter that he is, we know the capabilities he has. But I like challenge. He likes to fight, I like to fight, and we’re going to make sure we have a great battle and a victory for Puerto Rico.”
Photo by Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
Caught up with super featherweight Lamont Roach Jr. (@OneOf1x).
The 23-year-old from D.C. opens up the DAZN telecast against Puerto Rican veteran Jonathan Oquendo, who hasn’t lost since 2015.
He also suggests boxing fans keep an eye out for his little brother, Jordan Roach. pic.twitter.com/PVUB1RzF2e
— Jake Gould (@jakegould10) May 2, 2019
"Es una bendición, creo en Dios, esta es mi segunda oportunidad de ganar un título mundial y estoy aquí por esa razón, yo creo que saldre de aqui como campeón mundial" – Jonathan "Polvo" Oquendo #OquendoRoach | En vivo x @DAZN_USA | #Mayo4@GoldenBoyBoxing @realmiguelacotto pic.twitter.com/HXwnLGFeTI
— Cotto Promotions LLC (@CottoPromotions) May 2, 2019