Damoni Cato-Cain & Rashid Stevens Training Camp Quotes And Photos

In the 8-round co-main event of Thompson Boxing’s “New Blood” card, Oakland’s own Damoni Cato-Cain (7-0, 6 KOs), a local undefeated fan favorite and big-ticket seller, looks to make a statement against Rashid Stevens (6-1, 5 KOs), of Gardena, California, in a super welterweight clash.

“New Blood” will take place at Omega Products International in Sacramento, CA. Doors open at 5:30 pm PT with the first fight starting at 7:00 pm PT. Tickets are priced $50, $75, $100, and $125 are available for purchase by calling 714-935-0900 or online at www.thompsonboxing.com. Fight fans will be able to watch all Thompson Boxing fights, weigh-ins, and behind-the-scenes content, via their new Mobile App downloadable on Apple and Google.

Here is what Damoni Cato-Cain had to say about his upcoming matchup with Stevens, his recent training camp, and more.

On his recent training camp:

“I have trained very hard for this fight and I’m in great shape. I got a lot of rounds in, sparring with all the top guys in the Bay Area. I worked tirelessly to have the best camp possible so that I can let the world know who ‘Big Cato’ is!”

On his matchup with Rashid Stevens:

“We would have essentially the same record if it wasn’t for his only loss in his career. He is also a southpaw, and I can’t remember the last time I fought a southpaw, so I am looking forward to the switch-up with that. I just want him to come on weight and bring forth his best version of himself. Stylistically, this is a great matchup that the fans will enjoy because we are both going to let our hands fly.”

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On what a win will do for his career:

“It is a blessing to be alive every day. I want to make the most of each opportunity presented to me. This is just another chance to do just that. I am going to maximize my potential in this fight and go to the furthest extent possible after this fight. A win will do wonders for my career. I’m hoping to crack the world rankings in 2023.”

On fighting close to home in Sacramento:

“I can’t wait to display my skills to my family and friends in Sacramento, Ca. I am embracing the moment. I have been waiting on a fight and was glad to get this bout so close to home. I am excited to demonstrate my skills and show that I respect the craft as well as the sport. I have a lot of people who are waiting to see me perform and haven’t gotten the chance, so this will be a big event.”

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Here is what Stevens had to say about his upcoming matchup with Cato-Cain, his recent training camp, and more.

On his recent training camp:

“I was in the gym when I got the call. A few fights had fallen out, and I knew I was in great shape. This is what I have been training for and staying motivated for, so now I just must trust the process. I have been helping people get ready in the gym, and now it’s my turn. Next man up, you know the drill!”

On his matchup with Cato-Cain:

“He seems like a good awkward fighter. I don’t think he has fought many southpaws, and I am a very tricky. I believe he sparred with Manny Pacquiao and Terence Crawford, so I know at the very least he will be tough. He probably brings something to the table, but I just don’t think he will be comfortable fighting a southpaw who is willing to take him into deep waters.”

On what a win will do for his career:

“This will be a defining moment in my career. Defeating an undefeated heavily hyped local favorite in his hometown would make my boxing career a success. I am coming to win. This is everything I have trained for. A win will get me to bigger paydays.”

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On fighting in Sacramento on Thompson Card:

“I know he will have a lot of fans there but from what I’ve seen, there will be no hometown cookin. All of Thompson Boxing cards are fair. I am going to put on a show first, but silence the crowd, second. His supporters will be very quiet after the opening bell. Thompson might want to sign me after this fight.”

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“New Blood” will stream live for free on the Thompson Boxing Promotions website (www.thompsonboxing.com), as well as their Facebook and
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