Golota and undefeated light heavyweight Tomasz Adamek, who will face Aussie Paul Briggs for the WBC crown on the same card, hosted a media workout at the United Center in Chicago yesterday. Check out what both men had to say about their upcoming fights.ANDREW GOLOTA:
“To be or not to be, that is my question. I took two years off after the Tyson fight. After two years, I got tired of partying. I thought that something is missing in my life. I need to win a championship. I am proud of how I’ve come back.”
When told that he seems to have matured over the past few years, Golota said, “I have learned discipline, discipline and strength.”
“My last fight, against Ruiz, was my greatest disappointment. How did the judges see the fight this way? They were the only three people to see it this way.
“I will not lose. It will be my pleasure to beat Brewster at home in Chicago. I will not disappoint my fans here.”
When told that Lamon Brewster questioned whether Golota could take his punch, Golota responded, “Can Brewster take my punch? Brewster dictated the fast pace in his fight against Klitschko. Brewster tried to be tough. If he fights me like he did Klitchko, he has trouble. I’m ready.
“This is a lifetime opportunity for me. If I don’t do this now, I never will. If I lose, I go fishing.”TOMASZ ADAMEK:
“I have about three weeks left in my training cycle. I have been working very hard and everything is great. My partnership with Sam Colonna [his trainer] is excellent and it will show on May 21.
“Briggs is very tough, goes forward and is a hard puncher. I like being the counter-attacker.
“After I win this fight, bring on the winner of Johnson vs. Tarver! I’ll fight anyone Don King puts in front of me.”