Andre Purlette told Boxingtalk.com, "Look I've already been in there with heavyweights and better and stronger fighters than Steve Cunningham. I want him to fight me so I can show the world how much better the number one contender I am. I am challenging any cruiserweight out there to fight me. I'm challenging them for the second time, I want the best cruiserweights to step up to the plate and fight me. I have to give Cunningham respect because he's the only one who had the balls to get in the ring and spar, but now I don't know if he has the balls to fight me under the lights with the 10 ounce gloves on. He's telling me to beat someone at cruiserweight, but I'm undefeated at cruiserweight. I'm a man of my word, if you're the best at what you do prove it. Right now I'm only claiming to be the best, once one of the so called best fight me I'll show it." When asked if he would fight former WBC cruiserweight champion Wayne Braithwaite, Purlette stated, "I would fight anyone at cruiserweight that means something. Anyone, the champions the contenders, it doesn't matter. Guillermo, O'Neil, Wayne, Cunningham. Whoever. They want me to get ranked and that's not going to take long. I'm coming so I hope they're listening to me."