On last Thursday (June 27,2013) my promoters organized the first press conference before the August 3rd fight with Tony Grano. The conference took place in the well known Polish club, Wisla in Garfield. My opponent Tony Grano did not interrupt his training and therefore did not show up to the conference. I think that the meeting with the reporters was very fruitful, even after my long break.
There was time to share everyone’s thoughts and to hear some interesting points. Everyone wanted to know how I was feeling after my long break away from the ring. I assured everyone that this first fight is much needed. I once again returned to work with Main Events and Katy Duva, because she offered me the best deal. We have known each other for a very long time and we know what to expect from each other. Katy said that she will do everything she can to push a deal with NBC Sports Network so that the fight will reach millions of viewers. Since I’m fighting on my opponents turf, the fight should prove to be interesting and the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut will be packed. I don’t underestimate Tony Grano, because he has been training relentlessly since he knew what chance he got. I have been training for 10 weeks. Tomorrow I will begin sparring, first with Patrick Farrell and then also with the Ukrainian Wiaczelsaw Glazkow.Not long ago he fought with Scott Maliki and wants to be seen at gala in the U.S. link for the program of the fights-
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This past Sunday I went to Belvedere Café and Restaurant in New Britain, CT to promote the fight.
I had a very nice meeting with boxing fans. There were questions, photos taken and I signed posters and gloves. I am sure I will see many of these people at the fight as they will be cheering me on. The meeting- https://www.facebook.com/pages/BelvedereCafeandRestaurant/114268268660945?id=114268268660945&sk=photos_stream
Overall, it is one month before the fight and everything is going smoothly and as planned. My health is good and I am training and keeping my weight between 98-100kg. I believe that everything can go well and without injuries. I would like to thank and invite all boxing fans to closely follow the fight. I will soon post photos from the spars.