"I try not to think about [hometown decisions], but I don't want to be stupid and think that stuff doesn't happen. People bring up the Amir Khan fight and of course you would think about going into somebody's backyard.
"People have been telling me it's harder to win when you're in his backyard, but with the game plan we've put together I don't think I should have any problem winning a decision. I'm going in there to win every round convincingly. I understand that you have to beat the champion in order to become the champion. So my thing is to go in there and beat the champion."
"I'm not concerned about the officiating. I know the officials. They're very, very good. They've done big fights before. The crowd won't sway them. Look, I took [Australia's] Daniel Geale to Germany twice and won decisions. So I don't really worry about the officials. I wouldn't approve an official if I thought it was detrimental to my fighter. I think whoever wins in the ring will win the fight."