Vacant WBO Intercontinental Lightweight Championship title Félix Verdejo vs. Masayoshi Nakatani on Saturday @ MGM Grand Las Vegas. TV: ESPN/ESPN Deportes at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. #StevensonClary

Felix Verdejo

“Everything has gone very well since I have been training with {Ismael} Salas in Las Vegas. The change has been from heaven to earth. I’ve seen the changes in me. I am in excellent condition.”

“I have confidence in my skills and on the work I have done, but I don’t overlook any opponent.”

Masayoshi Nakatani

“I’m not worried about the long inactivity. I’ve been training hard.”

“Fights outside of Japan, strong punches are important, and I want to focus on that for this fight.”

“Boxing is not fought with height. It is all about the punches, and that’s why I’m coming to knock him out.”

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