Kevin McBrides New York City Press Conference Quotes

29.08.07 - McBride: Im coming here (NYC) to win. Im a big heavyweight and I proved myself against (Mike) Tyson. A lot of people said Kevin McBride wouldnt beat him and I did. Talk is cheap and I have to do it October 6. Youre supposed to be as good as your last fight, but Ive 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.

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, Im the greatest, youre the latest. I was supposed to get a world title fight but I didnt get good advice or have structure. I took one fight that I barely won and I lost my last fight. Mike Mollo didnt beat me; I beat me. Now, Jerry Quinn is 100-percent behind me with our new team.

Im looking forward to October 6th. Im a man of action more than words. This is the toughest game in the world; unforgiving but its going to be an explosion. Andrew Golota is going to need all the Polish there; Im going to have a lot of Irish there for me. I appreciate all of the Irish supporting me and theyll witness a fairytale story thats real. Ive dreamed of fighting in Madison Square Garden and on October 6th Im going to knockout Andrew Golota. It aint going the distance.

Article posted on 30.08.2007

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