Diary entry Friday, Dec. 11
“It’s one day before the fight and every thing is lining up exactly the way that I thought it would. The Klitschko brothers are up to their old tricks. Over the last few days, I’ve done a lot of media and at each event one of the Klitschko brothers has tried to get under my skin.
“At the open public workout on Thursday, I stole the show. I had a mob of people asking me for autographs and pictures everywhere I went and I spent hours and hours greeting fans. I think that made Vitali a little angry so when it was time for me to work out, he spent most of his time taunting me and trying to get me to take the bait.
“It didn’t work and I let him know it. I also let his brother know that after I knock out Vitali, he’s next.
“On Friday at the weigh-in, it was more nonsense. Dr. Frankenstein and his promoter think that is okay for him to wear one set of gloves that favors him and me to wear a set that make it difficult for me to fight.
“For some reason, even though Vitali is supposed to be the baddest man on the planet, he is obsessed with trying to rig everything in his favor. From the gloves, to the size of the ring, to the selection of the judges, Dr. Ironhead has tried every thing he can to get an advantage. Thank god that there will be testing for drug, because after what he and his team have been pulling this week, nothing would surprise me.
“Its ok though, because on Saturday, he won’t be able to hide behind anyone. It’s going to be just me and him and boy payback is you know what. I’m all set for this fight. My body is right, my mind is right and my game plan is set. When I’m in this type of mindset, know one can stop me. I’m on my way.
“Look out WBC, you guys are going to need to make me a new belt that says Kingpin because not only will I win, I’m going to reign for a long time.”
Televised on HBO, Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (22-0-1, 9 KOs) will take on Vitali Klitschko (38-2, 37 KOs) for the WBC heavyweight championship on December 12.