Below are quotes from Glen Johnson's open workout for his November 5 fight with Lucian Bute. Photos via Marco Perez / Mpsportimages.com.
"I'm ready for all the surprises Bute wants to show me on Nov. 5. I know how good he is but I'm going to have some surprises for him, too."
On his next fight if he beats Bute:
"You never know, it depends on what TV and my fans want to see. But I am not going to talk about others fighters other than Lucian right now. I'm concentrated on him, I'm preparing for him, I'm focused on him, and I`m getting ready to beat him. We`ll talk about other fighters after.
"I am aware it's a huge challenge to fight Bute in Quebec City, but I'm looking forward to the fight. I can`t wait.
"I don't need to spar with a fighter to know that I can beat him. Yes, I trained with Bute in the past. Yes, we had good sparring together and yes I'm very confident I can beat this guy. That`s all that needs to be said.
"I can't lose my next fight with Bute. I'm the one who needs the victory the most. It's a do or die situation for me."