Below are quotes from Lucian Bute's open workout for his November 5 fight with Glen Johnson. Photos via Interbox.
"Fighting in Quebec City is special for me. I have very fond memories of my fight and big win in 2009 at the Pepsi Coliseum and I'm very happy to be fighting there again in front of my fans. Quebec City is a fight town, so I expect a great atmosphere come Nov. 5."
On switching training camp locations from Miami to West Palm Beach:
"There are not so many differences in this training camp than others. We may have changed gyms and the city but the rest of my preparation is the same.
"I have good sparring partners with Alejandro Berrio and Randy Griffin. I'm halfway through my training camp and I feel very good. I'm in good shape. I expect a tough battle from Johnson so I have to be well prepared.
"People will judge after the Johnson fight if I'm a top super middleweight or not. I faced my obligations as an IBF champion and fought top-rated opponents. Kessler and Pavlik refused to fight me. So now, I'm in front of the biggest challenge in my career and I want to win and make a statement. After this fight, I want to fight the Super Six winner.
"I'm training for a 12-round fight. My objective is to win the fight and stay world champion. I don't depend on the KO but if it comes that would be a terrific ending to my fight."