Matt 'Sharp Shooter' Remillard
MANCHESTER, Conn. (March 8, 2011)
The fight to determine America s leading
featherweight, pitting unbeaten NABF and NABO champion Matt Sharp Shooter Remillard against undefeated IBF # 1
contender Mikey Garcia, is the
10-round co-feature on Top Rank s Featherweight Fury, March 26 on HBO After Dark live from Boardwalk Hall
in Atlantic City, New Jersey .
The 24-year-old Remillard (23-0, 14
KOs) is at his Passaic, New Jersey in training camp with his new head trainer,
Michael Mike Red Skownowski. The WBA #3, WBO #4 and WBC #5 rated Remillard
puts his NABF and NABO title belts on the line against USBA titlist Garcia
(24-0, 20 KOs).
There are world title shot
implications for the Remillard-Garcia winner against IBF Featherweight Champion
Yuriorkis Gamboa, or his challenger Jorge Solis if he pulls off an upset, in the
12-round Featherweight Fury headliner.
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Below find Remillard s quotes from
Making his Top Rank
It s my first fight with Top Rank, so
I need to be impressive, because they ve shown a lot of faith in me by putting
my first fight with Top Rank on HBO in a very big fight. There s a lot of
pressure but I thrive on pressure.
Fighting on HBO for the first
I ve only fought on ESPN once and
that was for only four rounds. HBO is the biggest network. Everybody wants to
fight on HBO. This is the perfect opportunity for me and I will be prepared.
It s going to be a good show.
It all hasn t hit me, yet. After a
few weeks training in New Jersey, I think it ll hit me when I finally sit down
at the press conference in New York City, and then go to Atlantic City for the
final few days. Talking about the fight, seeing everybody there, including the
main event fighters& .it ll hit me then.
We have a couple of more weeks
working together but everything has been smooth to this point. We have a good
game plan and mesh well together. He watches over me during training, reviews
some of my fight tapes at night, and comes in the next day with something new.
He s a good guy and a good trainer who brings a lot to the
I knew him pretty well when we were
amateurs. I can t say a bad word about him. I know his style: he s a banger who
hits hard with both hands. He s one of the best fighters in our division and he
has a great team. Robert Garcia (Garcia s older brother and head trainer) has
done a tremendous job with Mikey and his whole stable of fighters. (Nonito)
Donaire just won the Fight of the Year and (Brandon) Rios the title. Garcia is
on a roll and somebody has to stop him.
I think we have a great TV fight.
This is a fight that deserves to be on television and I m glad HBO put its faith
in both of us. You don t see two young, undefeated fighters going against each
other very often. (Timothy) Bradley and (Devan) Alexander did a few weeks ago,
but a lot of people didn t think it lived up to all the hype. Everybody expected
an all out war but stuff happens like Alexander getting
We re (Remillard and Garcia) both
trying to get into the spot where Gamboa is. We re both heading that way and we
have to go through each other to get there.