Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 5/8/12
Undefeated Michael "The Brazilian Rocky" Oliveira (17-0, 12 KOs), rated No. 12 by the World Boxing Council ("WBC"), is set to battle Brazilian living legend and four-time world champion, Acelino "Popo" Freitas (38-2, 32 KOs), June 2 at Conrad Punta Del Este and Resort Casino in Uruguay. "I'm looking at him as just another opponent, despite him being a four-time world champion, as well as one of my idols," a confident Oliveira said from his Miami training camp.  "I prepare for every fight like I'm fighting Roy Jones, Mayweather, Ali or Mike Tyson.  I give 100-percent in training for every fight.  Come fight night, he will be just another fighter I'll have to go through.  He may be favored by the public, but any of my haters will love me after I've beaten him." "The 36-year-old Freitas, a state legislature in a country he's revered as a national sports hero, has been retired for five years, last fighting April 28, 2007. He's coming out of retirement, taking on the popular 22-year-old
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