“I want to show I have a stiff jab. I want to break Hopkins down. I am going to be smart. I want to be a master boxer. It is about going out and showing your skills.
“I am fortunate to be back with trainer John Scully. He has corrected anything going on with me in my past fights. He knows me better than any trainer. I have worked with him the longest.
“I can turn it on when I want to and that is something John Scully brings out of me.
“This is my time to shine. Scully is going to make a difference. The last two or three fights, I haven’t truly been myself. I know I put the work in. I am at my best when Scully is with me.
“Winky Wright keeps telling me that I earned this spot. He says, ‘You’re not here because Bernard is looking for an easy fight. You’re here because you earned this.
October 13, 2011