Saturday, June 06, 2009

Phil Baroni Talks Riggs

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Phil Baroni is looking to extend his unbeaten streak at welterweight and make an impact in the division. Strikeforce's champion, Jake Shields, moves up in weight to take on Robbie Lawler this Saturday due to the lack of big fights for him currently available.

This signifies a great moment for the 'New York Bad Ass' to cement his status as a contender by taking on Joe 'Diesel' Riggs on
the same card this weekend.

Regarding his possible contention, Baroni said to us, "When I beat Joe it will definitely put me in place to fight for a title."

Modestly, he also added, "But my focus is on Riggs. 'Winning takes care of everything' is what my father has always preached to me so I'm going to beat Riggs first."

The former undefeated amateur boxer and kickboxer is known for his heavy hands and spectacular knockouts, you don't have to look back very far to wins over Scott Jansen and Ron Verdadero which prove Baroni still has dynamite in his fists. That said, he is aware his opponent Riggs is also well rounded.

"I think he has a great top game and he is well rounded. His game is complete, but on top is where he is best and most dangerous."

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