Pettis On Melendez: ‘He’s on his way out of his peak’

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“I feel like he’s on his way out of the peak of his career, and I’m just entering it. I think his peak of his career, I wouldn’t say it’s passed, but he’s not starting it anymore. I’m just starting to tap into my grown-man strength, my full potential, my knowledge of fighting. I’m very confident in this fight.”

“I don’t really have an elaborate game plan or anything like that. He’s a tough guy. Good boxing. I know he’s gonna try to wrestle me. Anybody that fights me is going to try to wrestle me, take me down — Clay Guida. I’m not afraid of anything. He most likely won’t knock me out. He most likely won’t submit me. He might take me down and hold me down. The only thing I’m afraid of is losing a decision. As long as I keep that mindset to win at the end of the rounds, I’ll be fine.”

“They haven’t seen how my game has changed and how good I’ve actually got. If Melendez is tough enough to make it out of the first round, they’re actually going to see how good my game is.”

Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis told the media, at a luncheon, exactly what he thinks about his upcoming title challenger, Gilbert Melendez.