Jesus Soto Karass on his fight with Andre Berto: “The bottom line is that I want to win. Yes, I’m going to give a great performance, like I always do. I’m ready to die in the ring like every Mexican.”
A knee injury has forced welterweight prospect Frankie Gomez out of his Saturday-scheduled bout against former 140-pound beltholder DeMarcus Corley. Bantamweight prospect Randy Caballero’s fight with Miguel Robles will replace the Fox Sports Net-televised main event.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on facing Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Sept. 14: “A victory will signify everything. It will be the most important victory of my career because this is the most important fight of my career.”
Zab Judah’s take on why there has been no press conference or weigh-in staredowns with Danny Garcia: “Always remember: A monkey can never look a lion in the face.”
Saul Alvarez says he’s focused on his 154-pound title unification bout with Austin Trout on April 20, but he also says wants to headline a big show on Sept. 14 even if it competes with Floyd Mayweather’s planned pay-per-view date.
Leo Santa Cruz has vacated his IBF bantamweight belt in favor of rising into the junior featherweight division.