Get your passport ready!
He [Lacy] wants it and I want it and the prospect really excites me, but I haven't even talked money yet so nothing is cut and dried.
[WBO super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe has lashed out at the Gary Shaw, promoter of IBF champ Jeff Lacy.] I want the Lacy fight now more than ever both to prove to all my fans what they already know, that I'm the best, and to shut Shaw's mouth once and for all, ... And as for me going to America for the contest, well the agreement is that Lacy should fight me over here so we'll see if he honours that agreement or if he ducks out. I'm the man in the super-middleweight division and Lacy needs me more than I need him and I'm certainly not going jump just because he clicks his fingers. I know and he knows I will beat him badly when the fight does go ahead and after what has happened in the past five days I can't wait to prove that.
I'm devastated with the injury but I've proved my heart and skill to everyone by fighting one handed for eight rounds.
I love to knock guys out, that's my game, but today I had to adjust and box with my jab. I would have knocked him out by the fifth or sixth round. But I had to jab my way to victory.
Lots of things can also happen between now and then (November 5th), not least among them injuries. I have had problems with my hand and back on and off over the years, which is hardly surprising when you have been fighting since the age of nine like I have. My left hand swells up after almost every fight.
I've always been quite into clothes.
Alright, he's chucking his toys out the basket and Gary Shaw has a big mouth and shouts a lot.
Lacy was on top, but the scoring was so against Robin Reid.
It was just a misunderstanding.
Jeff is on the way up. You can't say that he's a champion that's on the fade, ... He's made some excellent defenses, he's a big puncher, a good all-around fighter.
I see it as my career-defining fight. I have been champion for eight years, but have not had the big unification fight against a top fighter. Now, I have the opportunity.
It is a pain. It is wintertime and it gets dark at 5 p.m., but it is one of those things. I'm just training later and adjusting.
I have been waiting eight years for this fight and I can't wait. It is the sort of fight all boxers dream of and I cannot wait to unify the titles.
It's easier to just fight to defend your title. After the Robin Reid fight, people said you should have knocked him out. If I knock a guy out, they say he's a bum. Nobody will be able to say that about Jeff Lacy. There is no debating Jeff Lacy. A win is a win now and I need to win this fight.
I've been eight years with this beautiful little thing and I've got a partner for him now. After eight years of trying to unify the titles, it's going to be pretty hard to give this up.
If I get an opportunity to fight Antonio Tarver, Roy Jones in the States, I'll go for it. Those are the sort of fights I want at this stage of my career.
I've defended my title for eight years, let's see if Ricky is still champion in four years.