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ANDRES GUTIERREZ EXCITED AND MOTIVATED TO SHOCK ABNER MARES AND FANS: "I'M NOT JUST AN OPPONENT"

By Press Release | October 08, 2017
ANDRES GUTIERREZ EXCITED AND MOTIVATED TO SHOCK ABNER MARES AND FANS:

"Look, I'm coming to surprise everybody. I feel very good. It is my dream to bring home the World Championship and I'm going to go ahead and really shock boxing fans in Los Angeles. I am not just an opponent," stated featherweight Andres Gutierrez, who recently spoke during a conference call to promote his upcoming clash with featherweight champion Abner Mares. Check it out!

Richard Schaefer: Andres Gutierrez joins us from Guadalajara, Mexico. He has a record of 35 wins, one loss, one draw and 25 knockouts.

He was actually supposed to fight earlier this year in a title eliminator against Carl Frampton. He looked very strong, it looked great and then he had the freak accident in the shower, I understand, over there in Ireland and he couldn't fight. He suffered severe cuts.

But he is ready to go. And he gets another bite at the apple as they say. He was supposed to fight Frampton, one of the big names at the 126-pound weight class and that didn't happen.

Now he has a chance to go with an even bigger name, Abner Mares, here in Los Angeles. And this all Mexican showdown, this all Guadalajara showdown, actually, is surely going to light fireworks. I'd like to introduce to you now, Andres Gutierrez.

Andres Gutierrez: I am ready, I'm very focused, excited down here in Guadalajara. My training camp is going well and I'm extremely motivated. All right.

Q: How has training camp gone and how do you feel leading up to fight night?

AG: I feel great. This is an unbelievable moment in my career. I'm very much deep in training in Guadalajara very excited for this matchup and working with Alfredo Guzman and we're ready to go to the United States and make our journey there.

Q: What are your thoughts on the people that are saying you're being brought in to lose and you're a heavy underdog? What are your thoughts on that?

AG: Look, I'm coming to surprise everybody. I feel very good. It is my dream to bring home the World Championship and I'm going to go ahead and really shock boxing fans in Los Angeles. I am not just an opponent.

Q: Could you ask Andres how devastating it was to go through what he went through the day before the Frampton fight?

AG: The reality is I'm back 100% from what happened in the whole Carl Frampton situation. That's all behind me. My focus is Abner Mares. I'm ready for Abner Mares. You all will see on October 14 that I am 100% and extremely focused and ready.

I want to say thank you to all the media and thank you all to the fights fans. The reality is I'm going to bring my best when I step inside the ring next Saturday, and I feel very strong and I'm looking forward this opportunity.

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