Peterson vs Matthysse: Press conference photos and quotes

LAMONT PETERSON

"I'm looking forward to a great fight this weekend.

"This is a great card. I want to thank Golden Boy Promotions for signing me. This is our first fight and I think we're going to do great things together.

"If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, you need to. I'm hoping there's a monitor for me in my locker room to watch the whole card. There are a lot of my friends fighting Saturday night and of course my brother.

"You've got Anthony Ogogo, Khan's brother Harry, the Cincinnati boys and D.C.-native Thomas Williams. I'm excited to see everyone on the card and I encourage everyone to go get tickets."

DEVON ALEXANDER

"'Finally' is the key word here. My fight with Kell Brook was postponed three times. I was supposed to fight him many times, but now I'm fighting Lee Purdy who's a very suitable opponent for me.

"I'm ready. It doesn't matter what Lee Purdy is going to bring Saturday night. He's in the wrong place at the wrong time. I'm ready to fight. I've been ready to fight.

"This fight will lead to bigger and better things with SHOWTIME."

LEE PURDY

"I'm a big underdog in a lot of peoples' eyes. I'm here to fight and put on a good show for the fans.

"Fans are paying their hard earned money for entertainment and they don't want to see fighters holding for 12 rounds.

"This is a fight that I've wanted. I'm coming to bring the upset."

ANTHONY PETERSON

"I'm excited about my fight, but I'm more excited about my brother's. He gets to eliminate this so called 'Boogey Man.' I know that's what's going to happen Saturday night.

"My brother is a solid guy all around, inside and outside of the ring, so that's going to make a big difference on Saturday night.

"My brother is going to take out his [Matthysse's] power, and it's going to be a big problem.

"Matthysse only knows how to go one way, and that's forward. He doesn't know how to work the inside and Lamont does, so that's going to be the difference in the fight."

ANTHONY OGOGO

"I'm really thrilled. This is why I wanted to sign-up with Golden Boy Promotions, to fight in places like Boardwalk Hall.

"I'm an ambitious young man and I want to get to the top of world boxing. I know that's a few years down the road, but right now I need to take these opportunities as they come, learn and keep getting better and better.

"I'm looking forward to the future."

DAVID ITSKOWITCH, COO of Golden Boy Promotions

"This main event is probably one of the best fights that can be made in a very talent rich weigh class.

"Lucas Matthysse is probably one of the most feared fighters on the planet and I think that's one of the reasons Lamont Peterson wanted to fight him.

"Devon Alexander is a great fighter. That's all that needs to be said because it is the truth."

STEPHEN ESPINOZA, EVP & General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports

"During the past few weeks SHOWTIME has been showcasing the best fighters in the world in the 140, 147 and 154 pound weight divisions.

"We have been bringing fans not just competitive and exciting fights, but competitive and exciting fights from the biggest names and most skilled fighters in the sport. That is something that, right now, fans are only getting on SHOWTIME. This weekend is no exception.

"Lamont Peterson versus Lucas Matthysse promises to be one of the hardest hitting fights of the year."

Photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

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