| Boxing Notes & Quotes: Thomas "Tommy Gun" Oosthuizen & Rowland Bryant
By SecondsOut, special to Doghouse Boxing (Aug 2, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
By SecondsOut.com on Doghouse Boxing. Jerry Glick reporting: At New York City’s Jack Demsey’s Bar and Restaurant on Tuesday
DiBella Entertainment hosted the final press conference for their
upcoming Broadway Boxing card at Roseland Ballroomin New York This
The boxers taking part on Thursday were IBO super middleweight champ
Thomas "Tommy Gun" Oosthuizen (19-0-1, 13 KOs), from South Africa, his opponent
Florida’s Rowland Bryant (16-1, 11KOs) in a 12-round world title clash.
Also present were Seanie Monaghan, who takes on George Armenta
Below is some of what the boxers and their trainers had to say on Thursday.
Thomas Oosthuizen: We were working hard in training, Johnny Muller,
Harold Volbrecht, everybody came together perfectly. I can’t complain
about anything. We’re ready to fight. If you’ve trained as hard as I
have, the actual fighting is the easy work, and I’m looking forward to
the easy work on Thursday night. I just want to shine and show you
people what I have and what I have in store for you.
Harold Volbrecht (Oosthuizen trainer): I would like to thank DiBella
Entertainment for getting us on this big show. We’re taking this fight
very seriously. We’ve been here in the States now for almost a month. We
set up training camp in Pleasantville, New Jersey, and we brought very
good sparring with us in Johnny Muller, a light heavyweight, a strong
guy and good fighter. We had a tremendous training camp, Tommy’s weight
is looking good now. Tommy is so talented. He’s improving with every
fight. Every fighter fights different with different styles. He’s got
good hand speed, good power, he’s the whole package. We’re ready to
fight anybody in the world now. He’s an exciting fighter and the more
fans see him on television, the more they’re going to want him and to
Seanie Monaghan: I want to thank DiBella Entertainment for putting me
on again. Everyone keeps going back to my early days as a pro, but I’m
really just getting started. I’m flying so high right now with my
confidence and conditioning. It’s going to be a lot of fun in the ring
on Thursday night because I am more than ready to take care of business
and I am a completely different fighter now than I was even from the
last fight. I had a long, hard training camp, in the heat, on the track.
Here I am, I’m ready to go and Thursday night you’re going to see the
new and improved Sean Monaghan.
Joe Higgins (Monaghan trainer): Some folks might consider Seanie a
work in progress and that might have been true early on, he’s a
fire-breathing prospect right now. It’s a testimony to his conditioning.
As all trainers know, when a fighter makes your job easy, you can
really get into a fighter’s head, so Sean, as a professional, trains
three times a day half the week, and two times a day the other half of
the week. He only receives one day off. From the last fight to this
bout, he was given a month off. He took one week off, he said, ‘Let’s
get back in the gym.’ He doesn’t want to miss one step of improvement.
Show me one boxer in this New York area whose first fight to 14th fight
who has improved as well as Sean has, I really don’t think there is one.
We are purposely choosing opponents that are going to makes us work. We
are not picking the guys who are looking to get knocked out because
he’s got the power to knock guys right out. What good would that do us
when he’s got things to work on? Sean has improved on those things and
that’s what makes him a fire-breathing prospect. He will win
impressively on Thursday night like he did in that last fight. I do
believe it will be a stoppage, but we are prepared to go 10 full, hard
rounds if need be. With Seanie Monaghan, you have the total package and I
predict he will be a world champion.
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