Zayas-Teixeira Final Press Conference

Xander Zayas Vs Patrick Teixeira Faceoff2
Photo: Top Rank

Unbeaten junior middleweight Xander Zayas (18-0, 12 KOs) is gearing up to kick off Puerto Rican Day Parade weekend by making his headlining debut against former world champion Patrick Teixeira (34-4, 25 KOs) in the 10-round main event this Saturday at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Xander Zayas: “Somebody is going to have to back down in this fight. And I don’t believe that will be me. I’m ready to go 10 rounds if necessary. I’m willing to go through everything I have to go through to get the victory.”

Patrick Teixeira: “A win in this fight can get me back to where I want to be, headlining in big fights…obviously, every fight is different. I know that. So, I prepared differently and used different strategies. I just hope to come out with the win.”

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  • BORICUA!!!!! I hope to see an impressive performance from Zayas!! Don’t know if folks remember that Trinidad one his first World Title at 21 before going on a TEAR!!!!!

  • – Looking for a good fight here.
    – Didn’t realize that Tex was as tall and lanky as Zayas.
    – Don’t really have a dog in the main event, but if the pro-Zayas crowd starts going nuts, I may have to participate.
    – Taking the 12noon train and will be in NYC by 1:30.
    – Pizza by 2pm, and in Connolly’s by 3pm.
    – Will be there for the first undercard bout, as some of the best action that I have seen has been between the 4 round undercard fighters who are trying to make names for themselves.

    • Good I’ll be at Connolly’s at 3:30 in my Nj Boxing t-shirt. We need to talk 🙂

      • – I will be taking you up on that offer.
        – Take care.
        – Gary G.

  • Zayas my Puerto Rican brother is definitely gonna take care of business been watching him since he was young an incredible boxer que viva Puerto Rico

  • Dang, can’t wait to hear about that meeting? One brick vs. Philly Strong. I think I’m looking forward to that face off.

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