I just heard about Audley retiring and I want to say to him – thanks for the opportunity you gave me to be in your camp and also to fight you. I’ll respect you forever for that Big Brother. Everybody tells me they loved our weigh-in because we were professional and they could see we were friends even though we had a job to do.
Good luck in all you have planned for the future. You were great with advice in camp and I know you’ll be there for me as I move toward the Heavyweight Title. From the Olympic Gold to the Prizefighter Championships and all that came in between you can hold your head high knowing you never ducked anyone and accomplished more than most ever will. I’m here for you just like you are for me and I wish you the best. Love and peace and God Bless.”