LAMONT PETERSON, IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion
"I just want to say that I'm happy to be fighting in New York. It's my first time fighting here, so I'm excited. I'm training hard, and we're going to put on a good fight.
"I'm expecting for him to have a big crowd since this is his hometown. But I'm pretty sure D.C. is going to show up and show out that night. I'm just looking forward to the fight and you all should expect a good one.
"This is my first time fighting in New York City and just knowing that all the greats fought here and it's a big honor for me and go in and maybe give half of what those old guys used to do.
"I know he [Edgar Santana] will come in prepared. I know Edgar Santana can fight. He can hold his ground against anyone."