Matias-Paro Final Press Conference

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IBF junior welterweight champion Subriel Matías (20-1, 20 KOs) and Liam Paro (24-0, 15 KOs) faced off at the final press conference before their world title clash on Saturday at the sold out Coliseo Juan Aubin Cruz Abreu in Manati, Puerto Rico, live worldwide on DAZN.

Subriel Matias: “I don’t think that this will go 12 rounds, everything he is showing me tells me this won’t go 12 rounds. He’s going to come to box, but he obviously wants to take that title away from me, and I want to take his undefeated record from him.”

Liam Paro: “Nothing in life comes easy and I am taking the biggest test not only for the title but with the best fighter in the division at the moment, so it’s a no-brainer for me. I’ll fight anyone and I am proving that, by coming into the Lion’s Den in Puerto Rico to take on the champion.”

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    • All credit to paro for going to PR and taking on the Boogeyman of the division. I just don’t think he will have enough firepower to beat Matias, but stranger things have happened.

  • You might as well uncross them fingers and put up a peace sign, as Liam is getting banged out as we say in the USA.

  • Is Matias that much better than Teo? Paro would be dumb to get in a slug fest. He has to try to be hard to’hit. He has to come on in the late rounds, if he gets a draw in Puerto Rico, accomplishment. Once Matias starts hitting you often, you go down.

  • During the early rounds, Paro may have a few good moments, but after Matias gets his blood, sweat and bones going…BANG BANG!! Matias wins by TKO 8.

  • Go Liam Paro do yourself and Australia proud hopefully bring home Ithe title

  • Paro is going to get hit. The question is will he be able to avoid getting punished where they throw in the towel. I highly doubt it as Matias hits you everywhere head, body, arms and it hurts. I see Paro having success early but succumbing to the pressure and power. Good fight as long as it lasts.

  • I’m in California, How can I access this fight I am not sure if I should go through Danz or match room or payperview also at what time does this bout start in Puerto Rico?

  • Regardless of outcome Liam you have done as a cousin very proud of you, and I know your mum is on cloud 9 with what you have succeeded in life

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