A Saturday press conference is in the works for smack-talkers Adrien Broner and Paulie Malignaggi.
Q&A: Rios ready for rumble with Gamboa
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RTV: What are your thoughts on Gerry Cooney's saying that basically if most American heavyweights had what you have, then the Klitschkos might not be so dominant?
The way that I did it, John Murray was a tough guy and everything. But I think that I showed the world that I'm a true warrior and that I live for this sport. I love to fight, and I'll do whatever it takes to win.
I don't care how bad I feel or how fat I am, that's the kind of champion I am. John Murray, he would have had to kill me to take the title back to his town.
Even though I lost it even before the fight, I still feel like a champion. I was sure that he wasn't ever going to be able to take my title away from me in the ring.
I wasn't all the way there. But I'll be there 100 percent against Gamboa. I'll be there for Gamboa like I was for Miguel Acosta. Everything will be perfect like it was for that fight. The weight and everything.
I'm not here just to collect a paycheck. I'm here to put on a show and I'm here to give the fans what they want and what they pay for.
Not only that, but I need to be in a real fight for myself. That's my high. That's my drug. That's what I need. That's like my crack. I really need that.
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