The Friday scene

Expect blood -- and lots of it -- when John Duddy takes to the ring on Saturday. Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

The media room is fairly quiet on a Friday afternoon. Looking around, I see Irish middleweight John Duddy, who is fighting on Saturday's card, joking with Harold Lederman; Freddie Roach obliging the media with a succession of radio interviews; and Bert Sugar scanning through his list of scheduled interviews and trying to figure out when he has some drinking time.