New opponent for Shu Shu Carrington

Source: Top Rank


New opponent for Shu Shu Carrington

Featherweight Bruce "Shu Shu" Carrington has a new opponent for this weekend, Saturday, June 8th at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. In the ten-round co-feature, Carrington (11-0, 7 KOs) will face Panamanian power puncher Brayan “La Roca” De Gracia (29-3-1, 25 KOs), a last-minute replacement for Jose Enrique Vivas, who withdrew from the fight due to visa issues. Carrington-De Gracia and the main event, Xander Zayas vs. Patrick Teixeira,will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT. Sky Sports will broadcast the event in the U.K. and Ireland. This is what Carrington and De Gracia had to say at Thursday's press conference.

 Bruce Carrington

"Of course, we go back to the drawing board with film study and things like that. It's just the consistency of staying sharp and sharpening the tools. I feel like with my style, I can adapt to anybody in a short period of time. I do want to give a shout-out and give thanks to Brayan for taking the fight to make the show still happen. Too bad that he's going to be on the bad end of that show."

"It's Shu York City and Puerto Rico coming together. It's ShuYorico!"

"I plan on putting on a great performance. I plan on doing something special for the Puerto Rican fans. They've shown me a lot of love."

Brayan De Gracia

"I'm always in the gym, regardless of whether I have a fight or not. The opportunity came. I just have to adapt to Shu Shu's style and adjust the sparring partners, too"