Curtis "Showtime" Stevens, 22-3, 16 KOs, was training for his upcoming fight with New Haven, CT middleweight Elvin Ayala, 26-5-1, 12 KOs, when he read what Ayala had to say about him. Many of Ayala's comments sounded like typical pre-fight trash talk, but one remark struck a nerve in the New Yorker.
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"He said that I'm no Arthur Abraham," Stevens recalled. "Well, I got news for him, I'm a bigger puncher than Abraham. I'm going to wear him down from round one to round ten. If I catch his ass early, it's going to be over for him. I believe he has to say things like he did to give himself motivation and confidence. So by telling a reporter that I'm nothing like Abraham, he was just psyching himself up."
Stevens added,"He (Ayala) said he wasn't ready when he took the fight with Abraham, well he's had alot of time to prepare for me, so there better be no excuses when I beat him."
Ayala also said that he felt that the fight with Stevens was a good opportunity for him t...