The main and co-main event fighters for Golden Boy Fight Night on DAZN: Valle vs. Nguyen hosted a press conference today at Mall Oxígeno in San Jose, Costa Rica. The historic night for Costa Rican boxing will take place at Ciudad Deportiva Heiner Ugalde, Hatillo, San José, Costa Rica. The broadcast will air live on DAZN, the Golden Boy Boxing Youtube page, and the MarvNation Youtube page starting at 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET.
Here is what the fighters had to say:
YOKASTA “YOKA” VALLE, IBF MINIMUMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION:
“My house is to be respected, and I want the two belts for Costa Rica. This has been my dream, it is one more step. I have worked like never before and I want it to be seen in the ring.”
THI THU NHI NGUYEN, WBO MINIMUMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION:
“I traveled more than 30 hours because I want to have these two titles. I know that Yokasta is the local one but in the ring it will be seen who is the best.”
SONIA OSORIO, WBC INTERIM SUPERFLY WORLD CHAMPION:
“I am excited to be here, very happy to go up against Adelaida Ruiz in the rematch, as the first time around it was stopped early due to an accidental head butt. This time the both of us are coming in very prepared and may the best one win.”
ADELAIDA RUIZ, SUPERFLY FEMALE CONTENDER:
“I am very happy to be here, and to be facing the world champion again. Thank you for the opportunity, Sonia, and for taking the rematch. I also want to thank DAZN, Golden Boy and MarvNation for the opportunity to be fighting here in Costa Rica.”
ROBERTO DIAZ, VP OF MATCHMAKING OF GOLDEN BOY:
“History in Costa Rica! This Thursday, there will be history being made in the sport. Irregardless of male or female boxing – unification in Costa Rica.
“Two world championship fights in both the main and co-main fights. This is a very important start for Costa Rica because from here, doors open for other boxers and for the future. Yokasta is leading a great example, and we are thankful to all our partners that helped make this happen. This is just the beginning.”
MARIO VEGA, PRESIDENT OF 3MG BOXING AND MANAGER OF YOKASTA VALLE:
“I would like to thank Mall Oxígeno for giving us the space for this event. I want to thank Roberto from Golden Boy for the opportunity and Marvin from MarvNation. Without you, all of this wouldn’t be possible. Nguyen, I would like to thank you also – I know it was a long flight, but it’s going to be a great fight. Thank you to Mr. Sang Bum Kim of VSP Promotions. It’s very hard to get a world title, and it says a lot about them that they are willing to come all the way here to Costa Rica to defend it.”
MARVIN RODRIGUEZ, CEO OF MARVNATION:
“We’re very excited for this fight night with Valle, Nguyen, Ruiz, and Osorio. It’s an amazing card. From the unification of titles in our main event and a highly anticipated rematch for our co-main event, it’s an exciting card and I can’t wait for you all to watch.”
Tickets for Golden Boy Fight Night on DAZN can be purchased on Passline by visiting https://www.passline.com/eventos-plano/historia.
Golden Boy Fight Night on DAZN: Valle vs. Nguyen is presented by Golden Boy in association with Marvnation. The 10-round minimumweight event is sponsored by “BetOnline – Your Online Sportsbook Experts.” The fight will take place on Thursday, September 8 at Ciudad Deportiva Heiner Ugalde, Hatillo, San José, Costa Rica, and will be streamed live worldwide on DAZN and the Golden Boy Boxing Youtube Channel.