Floyd Mayweather in regard to his past: “No one is perfect…The only thing that I can do is try to become a better person, each and every day.”
Canelo Alvarez on Floyd Mayweather’s tactics: “I’m not saying that he’s a dirty fighter…but he’s a fighter that has a lot of experience, and, obviously, yes, he does use his elbows and forearms.”
Saul Alvarez ended Shane Mosley’s run of 21 straight victories over rivals of Mexican descent when they fought last May, and now he is looking to for a similar, if not, more impressive result against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather on the notion that Oscar De La Hoya has given Canelo Alvarez the blueprint to beat him: “Oscar De La Hoya, I kicked his ass, and everybody that Oscar De La Hoya gave the blueprint to, I kicked their ass too.”
Oscar De La Hoya predicts that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will stop Floyd Mayweather inside of eight rounds; Tim Bradley spars with Lucas Matthysse.
Unbeaten WBC featherwieght titleholder Abner Mares on his Aug. 24 fight with veteran two-division beltholder Jhonny Gonzalez: “You will see a different Abner Mares. I can’t wait to show that I’m one of the elite.”
RING junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia says of No. 1-rated Lucas Matthysse, who challenges him on Sept. 14: “If he’s not careful, he’s gonna get hurt.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be honored as Male Fighter of The Year by the Nevada Hall of Fame on Saturday, where the first inductees wil include Mike Tyson and Sugar Ray Leonard, as well as trainers Eddie Futch and Freddie Roach.
The anticipated Sept. 14 Showtime Pay Per View event co-headlined by Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez and Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse will be joined by a third title fight between Ishe Smith and Carlos Molina, as well as a welterweight bout matching Ashley Theophane against Pablo Cesar Cano.
WBO middleweight titleholder Peter Quillin: “I’m always out there to put on a solid performance for the fans…My fans are what are most important to me. They’re the ones who drive me to be where I’m at right now.”
Middleweight puncher Curtis Stevens: “People come because they love to see people get knocked out… I’m a one-punch knockout guy. I have that type of power… I can touch you just one time and it can be lights out.”