FLOYD MAYWEATHER MEDIA DAY QUOTES
Floyd Mayweather, Seven-Time and Five-Division World Champion
“I can’t overlook a guy like Miguel Cotto.
“I’m always looking to give the fans what they want to see.
“Uncle Roger said this is the hardest he’s ever seen me train. This is the hardest he’s ever seen me work for a fight.
“It’s been a roller coaster ride throughout my whole career, but I’m blessed to be where I am and I want to continue to go out there and dominate.
“The hard work has been done. During fight week, we will focus on shadow boxing, mental work and light training.
“The fans should watch this [fight] because in my eyes Miguel Cotto is an undefeated fighter. He fought one guy at a catch weight and another guy who got in trouble for cheating. He’s strong a knockout puncher and he always comes out and fights in a pleasing way.
“I’m always happy to go out there and put on a pleasing performance for the fans, the media and the people that have been supporting me for years.
“Rafael [Garcia] is the godfather of boxing. He has done a great job. He is a hand and eye specialist and a guy I wouldn’t trade in for anything in the world.
“I have been in boxing for 16 years and I haven’t stretched at all. I don’t stretch when I run. I’ve never stretched.
“Last time I checked, all 42 [of my opponents] have been dangerous, but they all ended up in the same place.
“I think I can look into a guy’s eyes and I can see the body language. I know when he’s a beaten fighter.
“The nick name ‘Money’ came from when I was joking and throwing money into the camera, so it stuck with me. You can’t be a 35-year-old man calling yourself ‘Pretty Boy.’
“The key to me winning is being in control like always, keeping my composure like always and never going out of character.
“I don’t think I have changed, maybe I don’t move as much. I’m going much more toe-to-toe these days.
“I haven’t taken any abuse in the sport of boxing. I think I’m done before 38.”
Roger Mayweather, Floyd Mayweather’s Trainer and Uncle
“All fighters are dangerous. Anybody who can punch is dangerous.
“Floyd fights for his own legacy.
“Fighters don’t have to fight that much these days to determine how good they are.
“I don’t have to tell you who the best fighter is out there. We already know who the best fighter is out there.”
Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions
“This is a fight that everywhere you go, people are talking about.
“Cotto is a very dangerous opponent and anybody who’s thinking otherwise is foolish.
“Miguel is a tremendous fighter who has had a tremendous amount of success. He’s fought every fighter in this era.
“Floyd is one of the most despised athletes in the world, but he’s also the most talented athlete in the entire world. What other athlete do you know who has dominated his sport for 16 years?
“Over the last 12 months, Floyd Mayweather has earned more money than any athlete in the entire world.”
Deborah Sinclair, Floyd Mayweather’s Mother
“I’m very proud of my son.
“I see the man that he is, but I still let him know that I am the mother.”
Jessie Vargas, Undefeated Welterweight Rising Star
“[On Gomez pulling out of the fight] I don’t know anyone who has been in this position as much as me.
“I’ve been around the sport for a while. I have a massive amateur background and I’m not scared of anyone.
“There are different types of fighters – those that try to beat you physically and those that try to beat you mentally. Whoever they put in front of me can try, but it isn’t going to happen.
“Robert [Alcazar] has been teaching me a lot and I’m looking forward to learning more.
“Robert is a great trainer and he’s teaching me a style that I want to learn and build on.
“I’m a very confident fighter and whoever they have in front of me, I’ll be ready.
“After people see me on pay-per-view, I think they’ll begin to recognize me and get to know who I am.”
DeAndre Latimore, Super Welterweight Contender
“It’s been great working with Jeff [Mayweather]. I actually have someone who’s bringing out the best in me.
“I know May 5 is going to be a tough fight, but people can expect to see fireworks.
“Now that I’m with a promotional company that cares about me, my family and what’s best for my career, the hard work and dedication is paying off.
“When I was working with Floyd, it wasn’t easy at all. It was tough, but it was the best thing that could happen to me. He took me under his wing and now I’m going to take care of him by getting that victory on May 5.
“On May 5,, I expected to have my hand raised when it’s all said and done.”
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“Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto,” a 12-round fight for Cotto’s WBA Super Welterweight World Championship and the vacant WBC Super Welterweight Diamond belt, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions. Also featured will be Canelo Alvarez vs. Sugar Shane Mosley, a 12-round fight for Canelo’s WBC Super Welterweight World Championship which is presented in association with Canelo Promotions and Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions and a 10-round welterweight fight featuring undefeated rising star Jessie Vargas. Opening the pay-per-view broadcast will be a 10-round bout between super welterweight contender DeAndre Latimore and former World Champion Carlos Quintana which is presented in association with DiBella Entertainment. The mega event is sponsored by Corona, Hatfields & McCoys on HISTORY™, DeWalt Tools, AT&T, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Puebla – Cinco De Mayo and will take place Saturday, May 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Limited tickets for “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto” are still available, with a total ticket limit of ten (10) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com orwww.ticketmaster.com.
Three Las Vegas MGM Resorts, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo and The Mirage, will host live closed circuit telecasts of “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto.” Advanced purchased tickets for the closed circuit telecasts are priced at $75, not including handling fees. All seats are general admission and are on sale now at each individual property’s box office outlets or by phone with a major credit card at (866) 799-7711.
Episode three of HBO’s all-access reality series 24/7 MAYWEATHER/COTTO debuts on Saturday, April 28 (9:45 p.m. ET/PT), with the finale debuting Friday, May 4 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT), the night before the high-stakes super welterweight title bout. All four episodes will have multiple replay dates on HBO, and the series will also be available on HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®.
NCM Fathom will broadcast “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto” in high definition LIVE to more than 440 movie theaters nationwide. Tickets to see the fight on the big screen are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.