Callum Walsh, Reshat Mati, Cletus Seldin, Derrick Webster Quotes For March 15

03/14/2024 - No comments

Callum Walsh, (9-0, 7 KOs), of Cork, Ireland will battle on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, Friday, March 15 against hard-hitting Kazak veteran Dauren Yeleussinov, (11-3-1, 10 KOs) in the ten-round main event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden and broadcast live globally on UFC FIGHT PASS, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports. The fight will be contested for the WBC Continental Americas Super Welterweight Title.

Here’s what the fighters had to say:

Hall of Fame Trainer Freddie Roach (Walsh)

“Callum has put the work in back in Los Angeles to be victorious on Friday night. Training and sparring in Los Angeles went great and he is 100% ready to go. It’s great for his career to be headlining again at Madison Square Garden so quickly.”

Dauren Yeleussinov

“I’ve trained very hard for this fight back in Kazakhstan. I know how important a victory would be for my career and I’m coming to win. My first professional fight was in New York City and I consider it to be my second home. Going to the Empire State Building this morning was great, the fresh air all the way at the top gave me a lot of energy for Friday night.”

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Tom Loeffler, President of 360 Promotions

“Not only is Madison Square Garden ‘The Most Famous Arena in the World’, but it’s my favorite arena in the world. I promoted five fights here with the Klitschko Brothers and numerous fights with Gennadiy Golovkin, all of which were very special events.”

“For Callum to be fighting at MSG twice in a four-month span is a tremendous achievement and speaks to not only how I feel about him as a promoter but how the fans and media think of him.”

“All of the fights on Friday night are evenly matched and we’re very excited to promote this event on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend.”

Feargal McCrory

“November 9 was a special night in my career. We’re back and ready to deliver a big performance. I want to deliver a great performance against a very good fighter on Friday night. My opponent has competed on the world level, he’s tough, he’s Mexican and he hits hard but I’m ready.”

Reshat Mati

“I love fighting here at Madison Square Garden where I’ve had a lot of success. Every time I fight here my fans turn out and I know I’ll have a lot of support come Friday night. I’m ready to fight and stay busy this year.”

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Joe Ward

“Yes, Madison Square Garden is where I made my pro debut and I love fighting here. It’s extra special fighting on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend. I’ve put the work in back home in Ireland and I’m ready for victory on Friday night. I’m looking forward to a big year ahead.”

Cletus Seldin

“It’s taken twelve and half years for me to fight back at Madison Square Garden and I couldn’t be more ready. I haven’t been as active as I would have liked the last few years but I’m going to make up for that this year. I’m 37 and ranked number #9 in the world by the WBA, it’s definitely not too late for me to become a world champion.”

Nisa Rodriguez

“It’s been a long time coming for my pro debut but I’m ready. This place is very special to me having won the Golden Gloves here. I would love to fight every month this year if they can line up opponents for me.”