Paulie Malignaggi interviews Miguel Cotto and Austin Trout just days ahead of their clash on Showtime this Saturday night.
Paulie Malignaggi, Showtime Sports: "Explain the emotion and the sensation that you feel even now, after so many times having fought here, knowing when you come out of the tunnel, you have such a supportive crowd in front of you."
Miguel Cotto: "Being here and having all these fans, it means a lot to me. I know next Saturday's going to be the same and we're going for the same."
Austin Trout: "I feel less pressure because of the path I've had to take, but being able to fight Miguel Cotto, who's a superstar in this game right now, it gives a lot of extra motivation. I have to be on my A-game. There's not gonna be any half-stepping. No rounds off, anything like that. We've trained extremely hard to make sure we can push the intensity instead of keep up with his intensity."
Cotto: "The fighter he's going to face on Saturday is Miguel Cotto. I think it's a different level and a different opponent for him. If you tell the crowd to shut up on Saturday night, it's not going to change the results."
Trout: "There's nothing left to do now but weigh in and fight. I'm super excited."