"I just can't wait to get in there and show people how much better I've gotten since my last fight. For my last fight I just felt heavier. Now, I've built more muscle and just feel so much stronger.
"It's really been like a big family joining (trainer) Ronnie (Shields) and the guys in Houston. I used to just bully guys. Now, I feel like a boxer. I've been working on my defense and watching tape of some of Ronnie's older fighters and it's really helped me."
"This is my third fight this year and we're right on schedule. We're ready to go. The middleweights need an exciting fighter like me. I don't even know where I'm ranked. I'm just so focused on Saturday night."
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