Austin Trout says facing Miguel Cotto in his partisan New York won’t affect him: “The crowd has never had an effect on me. If anything, what it has done is given the motivation and it has made me want to make them shut up.”
Jimmy Kimmel to Manny Pacquiao: “You announced that you had quit drinking, and quit gambling, and that you had quit cock fighting, and then, for the first time in seven years, you did not win…Will you go back to drinking, gambling and cock fighting?”
Manny Pacquiao and arch-rival Juan Manuel Marquez once sang “La Bamba” during a duet on Mexican television during the promotion leading up to their third fight.
Manny Pacquiao will make his seventh appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Nov. 21 in advance of his Dec. 8 clash with Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao had been victorious in every fight following his berth on the show except the last one, after which he lost to Tim Bradley.
Austin Trout on his fight with Miguel Cotto: “I’m looking at this as my golden opportunity. He’s had his time and done great things with it, but it’s my time now. I’ll be damned if I let this opportunity slip away from me.”
Andre Ward ranks No. 2, pound-for-pound, ahead of Manny Pacquiao, according to Yahoo! Sports and ESPN, and is at No. 3 in THE RING ratings, having surpassed Sergio Martinez in all three polls.
Three-division titlewinner Miguel Cotto is considered to be among the biggest and most successful New York City draws in boxing’s history.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. insists that discipline problems are behind him, that he doesn’t care about rival Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, and that the time is right to beat middleweight champ Sergio Martinez, who he fights on Sept. 15.
Promoter Lou DiBella is considering the cancelation of all media appearances by RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez to promote his Sept. 15 bout with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the wake of threats against the fighter.