World Boxing Association “regular” super featherweight world champion Roger Gutierrez is only waiting for the date for his mandatory fight against the Chris Colbert, and said that “we already have our working plan” – convinced that despite the title conquest and his first successful defense, “I haven’t achieved anything yet”.
In a meeting with the Venezuelan press on Monday in Caracas, Gutierrez talked about his future, and recalled his fights against Rene Alvarado of Nicaragua, the first one that won him the title, and the second one which allowed him to consolidate his position.
”I have not achieved anything yet,” emphasized Gutierrez. “I delivered for my parents. My colleagues and my team know what I went through in preparation for the world title fight. Losing my mother a few weeks before the fight was very hard. They know what I went through, but I promised her that I was going to fight and thanks to God I was able to keep my promise.
“Then, in preparation for the second fight, we had many physical setbacks, but we also overcame them and managed to get the victory. But nothing has changed, I’m still the same, because I know how hard it was for me to get here, and even so, I haven’t achieved anything yet. There is a long road ahead, new challenges, there is my family and the people who believe in me and who expect a lot from me and I will fight for them, for Zulia and for my country. I am ready.”
Gutiérrez, who has clear concepts, explains that he’s ready for Colbert. All that remains is an agreement between their respective promoters, Golden Boy Promotions and Premier Boxing Champions.
“It will be a great fight. We know Colbert is a great boxer, a stylist, he moves a lot, a little dirty when it comes to fighting, he gives rabbit punches, connects to the kidneys, and it will be a very difficult fight. But it is not impossible to beat him, he is one of the best in the division, but if I beat Colbert I will solidify myself in the division. We know that between Colbert and me, I am the puncher, and we already have our plan, to be very fast, to take the initiative,” Gutierrez said.