rashid stevens

In the Thompson Boxing co-main event this Saturday, Rashid Stevens (6-1, 5 KOs), of Gardena, California is looking to upset Damoni Cato-Cain (7-0, 6 KOs), in an eight-round super welterweight contest.

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.”

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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