Tomorrow night on the Pacquiao vs Bradley pay-per-view undercard, Randall Bailey will face Mike Jones for the vacant IBF welterweight title, in what could be the last chance for the 37-year-old Bailey (42-7, 36 KO) to make a statement on a major stage.
Bailey is known as one of the sport's most powerful punchers, as he packs major thunder in his right hand. He says he's increased his focus and training for this fight.
"The preparation has been a lot more intense. We've brought in the strength and conditioning. We've upped a lot of regular, in the gym activities. Camp has been great," he says.
"I'm just overexcited and, I don't wanna say a little bit overconfident, but I know once I get to where I need to be in Vegas, everything will mellow out. Come fight night, I'll be pretty much ready to go in there and do what I need to do to him."
Bailey is the underdog in the fight, as the undefeated Jones (26-0, 19 KO) is not just one of the better welterweights in the sport, but also the house fighter. But Bailey is confident that he's still got what it takes.
"June 9th, Mike Jones, I don't make predictions. I don't talk about fights. I see when the first 30 seconds of the round comes, I know exactly what he wants to do, and trust me, I'm gonna go in there and do what I gotta do."