Kenny Bayliss is a great referee so I’m not worried about that. My focus is the fight. I don’t want to make a prediction but I’m excited, I’m confident. I’m ready for the fight. I’m thankful for all the support.
My life before I was sleeping in the street with nothing. I’m so blessed because I came from nothing to something. The most important thing for me is to let the people [know], to inspire them.
I’m so happy because the feeling, the killer instinct and the focus that I had 10 years ago, 11 years ago is back. It’s a good feeling. You will see on Saturday.[It’s because of] my interest in this fight, my love for this fight, my eagerness for this fight to show something, especially around the world. If you think about [when I fought] Marco Antonio Barrera one, Lehlo Ledwaba, my first fight in America, and Oscar De La Hoya, that feeling, that’s kind of different, it’s back.
I feel I’m the one who really wanted this fight. The fans really wanted to see this fight. It’s good that it’s happened now at this time. More people are informed about this fight, who are not fans of boxing. Even those who are not fans of boxing are informed about this fight and want to see this fight.
For me it’s about the fans, to make them happy. I don’t want to disappoint them, because they’re paying big money, so they deserve to have a good fight. The fans deserve to have a good fight.
We’ve had an excellent training camp. We made this training camp private. This is a more relaxed fight, the way I’m feeling. I can’t express the way I’m feeling.
I’m ready for whatever he brings to the ring. The one thing I want to change, I want him to know God. The most exciting thing for me is how I glorify the name of my God, the name of the Lord my God. That’s the most important thing for me. I want to be an inspiration to people, how I live my life, to be an inspiration to everybody.