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"I've had a great training camp," said Washington, who stands 6-foot-5. "I've had a long time to prepare. I've been working hard and we're ready to go. I know that he's a big guy that comes forward and that he tries to be aggressive. He's 6-foot-8 and 270 pounds, so I'm looking forward to fighting someone bigger than me for the first time.
"It's going to be fun. I'm excited about being the co-main event this Thursday. These fights are preparing for bigger and better things. My career as a professional boxer is progressing and I'm ready to go for anything that comes my way. For now all I can say is that Thursday is going to be exciting."