He was WBC champion, I was mandatory. He had his opportunity to earn big money and defend against me, and he chose not to. It's as simple as that. He did not want to fight 'The Cobra', cos he knew he was probably going to get one of these (his fists) on the chin and it was going to be all over.
I've got no aspirations to become an A-list celebrity.
I'm personally not a Muhammad Ali fan.
It is satisfying following such an emphatic victory over the current unbeaten champion (Lucian Bute) to know that there's a lot of people eating humble pie.
It's only boxing, don't worry about it. Let's get it on!
I was prepared to get knocked out myself trying to knock him out, because then I could sleep at night knowing that I've given my best.
The referee jumped in too late in my opinion. He's the champion and he's got to be given every chance, but a lot of people was wincing and cringing seeing the finish cos his head is bouncing all over the place.
You've got to be careful against classy fighters, especially counter-punchers because if you go for the finish too early, you can end up getting finished yourself.
I haven't had the recognition I deserve, You can go back to anybody's career - Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe, David Haye, Amir Khan, Chris Eubank, Nigel Benn, Steve Collins, Naseem Hamed. My record is better than all of theirs.
I've got no interest in going over to California to fight that boring git, in a fight that no one's interested in, and that's the reason why he's trying to pimp himself out everywhere.
He's got a rematch clause in his contract but I'm not sure if he's going to want to exercise that rematch but if he does, I'd happily oblige. I'll go over to Canada and give him another whooping.
Bute coming over here is a big mistake.
Somebody thinking that they can make noise intimidate me is comical.
Joe Calzaghe is next. If he gets himself out that armchair, gets himself back in the gym, let's have a fight for the British fans and the rest of the world.
It's counterproductive and self-destructive to bear grudges with people that are negative.
Some people have a team of ten people - Waste of money, waste of time. I do it on my own when I'm in the ring.
I've worked in pubs for years and you get people challenging you. Challenging your masculinity.
You don't need to go all deep and meaningful and start talking about Daddies. It's yes or no answer.
He was fortunate to fight me on a bad night because if he fights me when I'm firing on all cylinders, he's getting battered as well.
It's not Beirut or Bosnia.
I knew it was all or nothing.
I can be just as dirty. I could use my head or my elbows and we can we all dirty.
My first fight was a little weasel from American called Andre Dirrell. I say that because he runs and holds, and I hope Abraham bangs him out.
Your longevity in the sport is governed by how you live in between the fights.
Joe Calzaghe was using the excuse, no one knows who I am in America. Now everyone knows who I am in America.
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