DANIEL JACOBS VS PETER QUILLIN FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES & PHOTOS

Daniel "The Miracle Man" Jacobs and Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin spoke to the media for the final time Thursday at a press conference in Manhattan before they enter the ring Saturday, Dec. 5, live on SHOWTIME® at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
 
The middleweight title showdown headlines a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast that begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with WBA Featherweight World Champion Jesus Cuellar battling Puerto Rico's Jonathan "Polvo" Oquendo. In action on SHO EXTREME (7 p.m. ET/PT), former world champion Chris Algieri faces Ecuador's Erick Bone and Staten Island's "Sir" Marcus Browne enters the ring against Francisco Sierra. 
 
Further undercard action features popular Brooklyn contender Heather "The Heat" Hardy, former world champion Yuri Foreman and light heavyweight contender Will Rosinsky in separate bouts.
 
Here is what the press conference participants had to say Thursday:
 
DANIEL JACOBS
 
"A lot of people have said this won't go 12 rounds. But you never know how a fight will go. Sometimes a war is expected and a boxing match breaks out. You never know how a fight will go. We're prepared for the best Peter Quillin, whether he's coming forward, backwards or side-to-side we do what we have to do to get the victory.
 
"I'm in a comfort zone at Barclays Center with my friends, family and fans cheering me on. But I also like that he has his people cheering too. That's extra motivation. Technically there are people in my backyard rooting for me to lose.
 
"Peter Quillin said he didn't want to fight me, years ago. Because of our personal relationship he said he didn't want to fight me. I respected his opinion but I didn't agree. This was back when he was a champion.
 
"I feel like I have the skill to be the best out there. When I get this victory I want to keep fighting bigger and better opposition.
 
"I just need to keep fighting at the elite level for 12-rounds in matchups like this. I'm a fan of the sport and I want to be in there with all the top guys. That's why I called out Peter Quillin.
 
"I'm expecting the best Peter Quillin. When you expect the best and it doesn't turn out that way, I can rely on that preparation.
 
"We've both gone through intense training in order to make weight and be the best that we can be on fight night.
 
On his son Nathaniel's birthday today "My son is one of the biggest boxing fans in the world. He understands the situation at hand. He says he doesn't want me to come home, he just wants me to focus on the fight and celebrate after. For him to donate his birthday to me is the most incredible thing ever."
 
PETER QUILLIN
 
"Everybody wants to be a part of something that's bigger than themselves. Everyone on this dais gives me a reason to fight even hard.
 
"Daniel Jacobs. I want to thank you. You're the champ and you called out the undefeated challengers. I come from nothing, so I'm thankful to have this light and this opportunity.
 
"My dad came here without shoes or a shirt, just a pair of pants. Now his son is fighting for a world title on this stage.
 
"Everyone on this stage fights with their own story. I just want everyone to give respect. We all fight for different reasons and we just want to have people support us for positive reasons.
 
"I'm glad I've made the decisions that I've made in life that have taught me to be a better man and a better person. Regardless of what the media says about me, I'm thankful for it, because it motivates me. 
 
"I fight for the people that need strength. For everyone who comes here fighting for opportunities.
 
"This camp was different because of the heat. I was training like I was in Cuba. I'm in a great position to be successful right now.
 
"I see a determined man in Daniel Jacobs. He's battled with something I could never tell you about, so I give him that respect. I know what he's coming to do Saturday night and I have to do it to him first.
 
"My team is outstanding. We've been putting things together. We have a factory, which is the gym and all the workers assemble the product. I'm the product. Come Saturday night we're going to put the product to use.
 
"I'm fit. I'm ready to go. The training has been A-1, steak sauce. The steak is nothing with out the A-1. I'm blessed and motivated. I'm so fired to get in there.
 
"Danny and I very cordial, but when I step into that ring I want to bring harm to him and he wants to do the same to me. So I don't know if you can consider us friends if we want to do that to each other.
 
"I can talk about my game plan but I just want to fight. I'm smart. I can only win one round and one minute at a time. I'm learning everything about Danny right in that moment. Every second counts."