Can you talk about just the general frustration, if that's the right word, that you've had given what happened with injuries?
Yes, it's been very, very frustrating for me. I've been in line for this title before, and injuries caused the delay. I've been on the back burner and trying to keep fighting in between. I'm onto a new chapter now, and here we are. I think Devon Alexander gave Shawn Porter a tough fight and then Shawn looked good in his defense against (Paulie) Malignaggi. He took care of him, which no one has done before. He's proven that he's a worthy champion. Here we are again. I think I'm more than ready. I've been training very hard for this fight, and as the records show, I'm 32-0. That's what I like to do, is win, and I'm coming over there and giving it my all.
Do you think the fact that you've traveled for a fight will put you a little bit more at ease being outside of England for this biggest fight of your career?
Most definitely. I've boxed out there before so it won't be the first time me doing that. I'll keep that in my mind now, I've done that and it won't be bothering me at all. I know that this is the biggest opportunity in my life, but I'm prepared for it, and it's just me and Shawn Porter and I'm ready.
How far in advance of the fight will you arrive in America?
Well, I'm coming over Wednesday (today), so I think it's like two and a half weeks before the fight.