"All I can say is that I am ready and it is fight time. I am ready to show my ability and quiet the critics. I know what I have, and what I have are good skills.
"My last few fights have been bad but everything happens for a reason. I have no complaints.
"The difference between this fight and the others is my mindset. I am totally focused. I am not thinking about other stuff like I had been before. I have rededicated myself to the sport.
"James Toney is a great fighter. But for all his experience I think his style is perfect for me.''