BROOKLYN - WBA Middleweight World Champion Daniel "The Miracle Man" Jacobs, former world champion Yuri Foreman and undefeated super bantamweight contender Heather "The Heat" Hardy hosted a media workout Tuesday at Gleason's Gym in their hometown of Brooklyn as they prepare for their respective battles on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Barclays Center.
"ALL ACCESS: Jacobs vs. Quillin," which chronicles the buildup to the all-Brooklyn showdown, premieres TONIGHT at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. This clip features Jacobs as he watches The Approaching Storm marching band rehearse his ring walk music at the Brownsville Recreational Center: http://s.sho.com/1H7jcVC
As part of an undercard stacked with top NYC talent, Hardy will take on Noemi Bosques in an eight-round super bantamweight rematch of Hardy's split decision victory over Bosques in May. Foreman returns to the ring after taking time off from boxing to become an ordained rabbi and will compete in an eight-round super welterweight contest.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, start at $50, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com , www.barclayscenter.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center.
Here is what the fighters had to say Tuesday:
"I think my skills are an advantage. Skills pay the bills. At the end of the day I have a lot of skills over 'Kid Chocolate.' Speed is one. He's probably a bigger puncher and naturally heavier. With all that power, he has to get to me. He has to be able to land those shots.
"I'm going to adjust. I love knockouts. If I can end it with a knockout that's what I'll do. But I have to use my skills and my advantages.
"Quillin made weight in his last fight and he has a new strength coach so hopefully he makes weight for this one. I want him to be 110 percent so there are no excuses and we can give the fans a great fight.
"I'm at about 170 pounds right now, so I have 10 pounds to go. It's mostly water so it'll go quickly and we'll be good by fight night.
"Time is the biggest experience you can have. It was almost all taken away from me. Mentally, I'm there. Physically, I'm there. It's my time and I just have to be ready Dec. 5.
"I've been based out in Long Island and Brooklyn for training camp. I get to see Brooklyn every day. I'm in the streets and in-tuned with the people. Being from here means even more to me.
"It's going to be an excellent, fan-friendly fight. I've heard lots of different opinions about who is going to win, and I like that. At the end of the day, it's about us proving who will be the victor.
"I've been campaigning for this fight for a long time. I haven't thought about who I want to go after if I win but I'm going to fight the best and work my way to being the best in the division."