Keith Thurman: “You can doubt me as much as you want, but you are going to watch me throughout my career climb that ladder and reach the destination that I foresaw, and the one that I told you about, and that’s Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.”
Unbeaten welterweight contender Keith Thurman: “There’s only a few more steps on the ladder, and as I knock off a few more guys, I’m getting closer to the top (and) toward getting that big money fight.”
“I don’t think that he’s done at all,” trainer Tony Morgan said of the future of his former fighter Andre Berto, who was knocked out by Jesus Soto Karass on Saturday. “Sometimes, a fighter has to ask himself is it the man in your corner or the man in the mirror?”
Trainer Virgil Hunter on Andre Berto: “When he came out with the shoulder roll and things like that against Guerrero, I had never seen him do it. So I just stressed to him that it was important to him to have his own identity.”
Paulie Malignaggi tells Keith Thurman to “get the (bleep)” out of Brooklyn.
Power-punching prospect Keith Thurman called out WBA titleholder Paul Malignaggi at the post-fight presser after his 12-round decision over Jan Zaveck and the two welterweights got into it in front of the media. “You better not duck me, son!” Thurman told the veteran. “You think I’m scared of you? I’m ducking you ’cause you don’t bring any money,” Malignaggi said.