WHAT FRIGHTS THE ONES WHO FIGHT?
Premier Boxing Champions Fighters Share Halloween Favorites, Memories & More
LAS VEGAS (October 29, 2015) – Halloween is the spookiest time of the year. The holiday is known to expose the inner scaredy cat in people of all ages, including the toughest athletes.
Several Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) fighters took time out to share their favorite Halloween memories along with what gives them a fright. Just because one is tough in the ring doesn’t mean they’re tough enough for Halloween.
(Fighters are listed alphabetically)
Do you have a favorite Halloween costume you’ve worn in the past?
Chris Arreola (Heavyweight contender) – “I just like dressing up as something super creepy. I’m dressing up as a mime this year, but giving it my own little spin.”
Andre Dirrell (2004 Olympic Bronze medalist) – “I’m a festive guy to begin with and Halloween is my favorite holiday. I went all out on this one costume. It’s a ghoul that makes me approximately 10 feet tall when I wear it. I actually got an offer to work at a haunted house because the costume is so great, and I did it for about an hour and a half before I got too cold and had to quit to go inside. Michigan winters are no joke.”
Anthony Dirrell (Former world champion defeated Marco Antonio Rubio on September 6 on PBC on CBS) – “I didn’t really wear them when I was growing up. We really couldn’t afford them. I’d usually just draw something on my face.”
Ahmed Elbiali (Undefeated light heavyweight prospect defeated Mariano Hilario on October 13 on PBC Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays on FS1) – “I was Zorro for Halloween and got a lot of compliments since I made the costume myself.”
Miguel Flores (Undefeated featherweight prospect) – “Never really wore costumes because of my parents, who were old school.”
Danny Garcia (Undefeated star defeated Paulie Malignaggi on August 1 on PBC on ESPN) -“The Scream mask because that was one of my favorite scary movies when it first came out.”
Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. (Fights Karim Guerfi on November 10 on PBC’s TOE-TO-TOE Tuesdays on FS1 and FOX Deportes) – “My favorite costume was the killer from the Scream movies. I wore the mask and everything when I was 12.”
Tony Harrison (Fights Cecil McCalla on Halloween on PBC on NBCSN) – “I always like to be somebody scary. When I was little, my mom used to make our costumes. She’s really creative and would make us great costumes without having to spend a lot.”
Daniel Jacobs (Middleweight world champion, fights Peter Quillin on December 5 on SHOWTIME) – “I was a gorilla boxer. I had a full gorilla suit on with boxing gloves. I had an amateur belt on. No one knew that it was me in the costume and I was going into stores and scaring people and boxing on them. It was fun.”
Erislandy Lara (Super welterweight world champion, fights Jan Zaveck on November 25 on PBC on ESPN) – “No, it all depends on what my wife and kids decide that year (laughs).”
Abner Mares (Former three-division world champion) – “We never had enough money for Halloween costumes but one year my mother painted my face for a costume and took me out trick-or-treating.”
John Molina Jr. (Super lightweight contender) – “I like getting wrapped in aluminum foil and going as leftovers.This year my daughter will be Tinker Bell and I will be Peter Pan.”
Edwin Rodriguez (Light Heavyweight Contender faces Michael Seals on November 13 on PBC on Spike) – “When I dressed up as Rocky about three years ago. It was an easy costume to make – obviously.”
Leo Santa Cruz (Two-division world champion defeated Abner Mares on August 29 on PBC on ESPN) – “I’ve never worn a Halloween costume, but I always go trick or treating. I like to take my daughter trick or treating and this year she’s dressing up as My Little Pony.”
Sammy Vasquez Jr. – (Undefeated welterweight contender defeated Jose Lopez on September 15 on PBC Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays on FS1) – “The best was a bloody zombie with guts hanging out and a broken leg.”
What is your favorite candy?
Chris Arreola – “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are my favorite.”
Mario Barrios- “Snickers really satisfy me.”
Jermell Charlo – “Twizzlers.”
Andre Dirrell – “I like soft candy. I’m not a fan of the hard stuff. I like that quick flavor boost!”
Anthony Dirrell – “I love all the soft candy. I’m not a big fan of the hard candy though.”
Ahmed Elbiali – “Almond Joy.”
Miguel Flores- “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.”
Danny Garcia – “Milk Duds. It doesn’t’ bother me that it gets stuck in my teeth or anything.”
Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. – “All chocolate, but Snickers are my favorite.”
Tony Harrison – “I don’t really have one type favorite type of candy. When I was younger we used to always go to the rich neighborhoods where they give out the big candy bars, not the little fun-sized ones. We’d go back two and three times, hit them again and again. They didn’t care and we loved it.”
Daniel Jacobs – “Candy corn. For Halloween that is my favorite candy, but it doesn’t come around that often and I like that.”
Erislandy Lara – “Chocolate Kinder from Germany. My wife is from Germany and once I tasted them I was scared I would have to fight at heavyweight.”
Abner Mares – “Snickers.”
Aron Martinez – “I love M&M’s and Snickers.”
John Molina Jr. – “I love Candy Corn.”
Leo Santa Cruz – “Snickers & Kit Kats.”
Tony Thompson- “My favorite candies are frozen Snickers and Twix! I’m also partial to Oreos.”
Sammy Vasquez Jr. – “My favorite is Kit Kats.” Continue reading