"He hasn't fought anybody like me and he's going to realize that once we step in the cage. This fight could potentially be worse for Boetsch than it was for (Costa) Philippou. That's how I always plan it in my head. I'm prepared for a war but I plan on just destroying whoever is in front of me."
"We really look at what we expect from Luke and we know he's a tall guy. He's going to have a reach advantage. That's one thing that I'm going to have to nullify. I'm going to do that by taking the clinch on him. The dirty boxing side of things is something I really enjoy. There's going to be a clinch in every fight and I feel like I'm going to win those positions every time. Luke's a very tough fighter, a former world champion. I'm really looking forward to knocking him out."
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