Paulie Malignaggi is ready to square off against Danny Garcia Saturday night at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. This is what he had to say about the fight:
"For Danny's team, it's only about him and for me it's all about myself. My best versus his best. This is a big opportunity from me, professionally and personally. My career started 14 years ago in Brooklyn and people think it's going to end Saturday in Brooklyn, but I'm not letting that happen.
"It's been an emotional camp. I find myself thrust back into the limelight of a major fight when it was least expected. The question marks and doubts come up in my mind and that's made it emotional. I work hard every day. I've quietly had one of my best training camps
"There are no excuses here. Saturday night is the best of Paulie Malignaggi. I look forward to testing myself against the best Danny Garcia. I've always loved and relish the big names and the big opportunities.
"Sometimes I lay in bed at night thinking about matchups between fighters. Now I'm thinking of myself in that conversation and we'll fin out on Saturday how I stack up.
"Quietly but surely, I'm very confident about Saturday night. I'm bringing my best."