(The scene comes to light under the bright sun of Tampa Florida. He is seen getting some bags from his A7 in his garage. The camera moves closer to him as he walks to a wall and taps a button. You hear the garage door engage and close as the camera slides in close behind him. Entering his house, you see the wide open look. He makes his way into the kitchen and sets the bag down. He looks up and nods his head.)
Kostoff: Been a little off over the past few weeks. Not myself of late.That’s ok, it’s ok to not be ok.
Kostoff: What is not ok, is to let it bother you for longer than it needs to.
(Reaching down he takes a few things out and puts this up in cabinets. He opens the fridge and pulls out a bottle of water.)
Kostoff: So now, this week I get Dan Ryan in the ring. I’ve been in there with the kid once before I think, I mean no offense boy if I am not remembering who you are, you must not have made that much of a impression on me.
(He grins as he opens the water bottle. Taking a drink he walks over to the granite counter and leans on it.)
Kostoff: Either way, right now….it means nothing.
Kostoff: You see Ryan,like I have to remind folks, winning means shit to me. I’ve won shit all over, I got more money than my grand kids grand kids will ever spend. My own business ventures can keep me living so fucking well off that I don’t need this….but I do.
(He takes another drink and sets the bottle down. He wipes his face and leans into the camera.)
Kostoff: I need this because I like the fight. I like the pain. I like the blood. I like the hurt.
Kostoff: Hell boy, I get off on that shit.
(Laughing he grabs the bottle of water and finishes it off. Setting the empty bottle back on the counter, he grins into the camera.)
Kostoff: I know, I know. I’ve heard all the same shit for years. I’ve been told I would never win shit. I was told I would never be a hall of famer, a fucking legend.
(He looks around and shrugs.)
Kostoff: And yet here I am. All those things and then some.
Kostoff: You see, you can say whatever you want about me. You can say whatever you want to, if it hulks you up in the pants so be it…remember I have always backed my shit up in the ring. Don’t take my light look at this match as me not being ready.
Kostoff: I am ready for a fucking war each and every time I get into that ring. I hope you are also Ryan.
(He nods his head and grins ever so slightly.)
Kostoff: See ya in the ring boy…..
(He begins to laugh as the scene fades to darkness.)