KEN THOMPSON (President of Thompson Boxing Promotions)
"Both LaRon and Scott are world champion material. They’re taking a big risk in meeting this early in their careers, but that’s what boxing is all about. At some point in your career, you’re going to have to take risks to accomplish your goals.
"We’ve built many champions through the years and this is where the drama starts. Can LaRon continue his winning streak and become a champion? Can Scott grab his signature win and take home a title in the process? We’ll have answers to those questions next week. "
HENRY RAMIREZ (trainer to Scott Alexander)
"The heavyweight division is hot right now. This is a fifty-fifty shot with the winner taking that next step toward earning a world title shot. Scott is one of the most disciplined fighters I’ve worked with. He ’s focused. I know LaRon and his team are going to be focused. This is a pick ’em fight."
ANDY NANCE (manager to LaRon Mitchell)
"Not a lot of people know this, but LaRon is a pure athlete. He played tight end in college and is one of the strongest punchers I’ve ever seen. He had a brief amateur career that finished by being an alternate for the London Olympics in 2012."
"The whole purpose of being in boxing is working toward that world title shot. With a win, we are that much closer in accomplishing that goal. We’re going to show what we’ve been working on for the last three years."
ALEX CAMPONOVO (Matchmaker/GM at Thompson Boxing Promotions)
"We’ve been watching their development over the years and we felt it was the appropriate time to elevate the level of their competition. Boxing is a lot like a roller coaster in that there are a lot of highs and lows in terms of opponents. You’re going to get matched with easier fights at first, but you’re also going to be in fights where you have to step up to the challenge and prove yourself, and this is that type of fight."
LaRon Mitchell vs. Scott Alexander: Heavyweight Showdown for the NABF Jr. Championship, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.
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