Ivan Montiel: We know that Luis Alberto Veron (18-2-2) has several losses yet nobody has been able to knock him out. Will you be the first to knock him out?
Elvis Rodriguez: Well that's not the objective that me and Freddie Roach have going into the fight. We are going to fight an intelligent fight and we are prepared, more than ready to fight the full eight rounds if necessary. You know that my knockout opportunity can come at any given time, so I never go looking for a knockout. I'm going to fight a smart fight with a smart game plan and Freddie Roach will look for a way to win. Like we say in the Dominican Republic, if the knockout comes, then it comes!