Kevin McBride’s New York City Press Conference Quotes
29.08.07 - McBride: “I’m coming here (NYC) to win. I’m a big heavyweight and I proved myself against (Mike) Tyson. A lot of people said Kevin McBride wouldn’t beat him and I did. Talk is cheap and I have to do it October 6. You’re supposed to be as good as your last fight, but I’ve changed my whole team, totally. Before the Tyson fight I benched 260-pounds; now I can do 460, and I feel strong. But I have to prove it in the ring October 6, on my own. I have a great team behind me now.
Article posted on 30.08.2007
“I wanted to fight in the Olympics and I accomplished that. I fought my idol, Mike Tyson, and it was a great night beating a legend. Years before in my first pro fight I fought a draw – it should have been a win – and afterwards I told my father I wanted to fight Tyson someday. He said if I believed in myself and worked hard I would. It was the greatest night of my life. And I met Muhammad Ali, who shook my hand and said, ‘I’m the greatest, you’re the latest.’ I was supposed to get a world title fight but I didn’t get good advice or have structure. I took one fight that I barely won and I lost my last fight. Mike Mollo didn’t beat me; I beat me. Now, Jerry Quinn is 100-percent behind me with our new team.
“I’m looking forward to October 6th. I’m a man of action more than words. This is the toughest game in the world; unforgiving but it’s going to be an explosion. Andrew Golota is going to need all the Polish there; I’m going to have a lot of Irish there for me. I appreciate all of the Irish supporting me and they’ll witness a fairytale story that’s real. I’ve dreamed of fighting in Madison Square Garden and on October 6th I’m going to knockout Andrew Golota. It ain’t going the distance.”
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