After two consecutive unanimous wins, Yoanki Urrutia is trying to return to the knockout path. When the Cuban enters the ring at the Manuel Artime Theater in Little Havana to tackle Jurmain McDonald, he’ll check whether or not all the things he is carried out in the health club will serve him nicely in the power division.
Urrutia, who prepares underneath the care of Professor Osmiri “Morito” Fernández and fights under the banner of the promoter M&R Boxing, will seek his ninth victory in professional boxing, but the sixth on the fast track, the one that the fanatic appreciates so many, all over the planet.
With an overwhelming win or by distance, Urrutia – from Las Tunas and 25 years old – is one of the new Cuban boxing bets in the United States and on September 24 he hopes to continue his growth in Miami, but then on his way to the next level.
How do you get into this fight?
“The preparation has been very good. I have done several sparring sessions, always trained hard, well motivated. Focused on doing things the way they are and making the weight with time to get into the fight in the best possible way and that everything works out as we expect.”
This is your third fight of 2022, how do you rate it so far?
“I see that he has been superb in preparation. To go up little by little, we’re elevating the stage and I see development to date this season, which is not over but.”
What do you need to overcome in this battle in comparison with the earlier one?
“Actually, I’d like to see progress on the punch. Based on that, we’ve worked a lot to see how it plays out, because in the physical preparation I’ve been good and I’ve done my fights in eight rounds. The technical is also going well, but I want to prioritize the issue of the punch”.
I see you are well involved with that topic of the hit.
“In this boxing, the punch is more important than a clean, beautiful box. People pay more attention when a boxer is a puncher. They’ve always said the Cuban doesn’t sell. They brand us runners and we’re not going to fight.”
There is a lot of myth in that, because it has remained.
“I believe that this new generation, with well-established goals and very clear objectives, can do great things in this boxing. I’m glad that the Cubans who arrive will have the opportunity to go out and make their dreams come true, because they all want to boxing like professionals in the United States. That makes me happy.”
Why would they come to see you in Artime on September twenty fourth?
“I’m going to put on a good show. I’m going to do my best in that fight. I hope you continue to support me.”