GABRIEL ROSADO, Top Junior Middleweight Contender
"It was 90 degrees in Puerto Rico, but I am used to this weather. I left Philly a few weeks ago during a blizzard because it was interfering with my training. I couldn't put my roadwork in so I went to Puerto Rico for the last couple weeks of camp.
"I think DC is a great town for boxing. A couple legendary fighters are from here. It's not too far from Philly so I know I have a crowd coming to see me on Saturday night.
"It is great to be back on television. It is rejuvenating. This is a fresh start for the New Year and it is the first big fight on SHOWTIME. I'm excited to go back to super welterweight. I just think it's going to be a great night for me.
"We were training in Puerto Rico and my trainer kept saying 'Its Operation Chop down Charlo.' Now everyone is tweeting that. We even made shirts and we're running with it.
"I didn't get a win technically in 2013, but I think I won fans. I think it is because they like that I come to fight. The fight against J'Leon Love was controversial and during the Peter Quillin fight I had great momentum. Unfortunately it got stopped prematurely. I think the fans are behind me and they're rooting for me. I'm really eager to get into the ring on Saturday night."