I would be more than willing to take a fight against [Cantrell]. However, its up to my manager and promoter on which fights I take. If Roger thinks he can win against me by going off one fight [note: both men have defeated Rayco Saunders] then go right ahead and think that. If I remember correctly we have contacted his people more than once to fight him for the NABC title and they wouldn’t take it. I know that he is a good Native American fighter, and I have nothing but respect for my people and I wish him luck in his career. Personally right now I have my eyes set on top seed fighters at this point in my career, but if I had the opportunity to fight him, I wouldn’t think twice and would take it right there.
Oliveira also updates us on the direction of his career since signing with Don King in December:
I am more than thankful for this opportunity, and I plan to do big things in the future. I want to show everyone what I am capable of, and wish to be a future champion. We originally had a fight set up this weekend for the NABF title against Elvir Muriqi, but he pulled out. So right now we are weighing some options and hope to see something come up soon. We plan to work my way up the rankings and hope for a chance at some world titles.