Oscar De La Hoya on Floyd Mayweather-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: “Mayweather will stand in the pocket and fight. He’ll run and he’ll box, but he’ll also stay in the pocket and fight, which can make him vulnerable to being hit.”
Oscar De La Hoya on Saul Alvarez’s shot at beating Floyd Mayweather: “I don’t think that it’s too soon, I think that it’s the perfect moment.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: “The only thing I can say is there’s been guys for 17 years. The only thing I can do is continue to beat the guy that they put in front of me.”
Juan Manuel Marquez and Tim Bradley will fight on Oct. 12 instead of on Sept. 14 in order to avoid conflicting with the mega fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul Alvarez.
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.”
Marcos Maidana and Josesito Lopez are just as excited about their Showtime-televised June 8 showdown as the fans are. “I’ve wanted this fight for a long time,” Lopez told RingTV at the L.A. press conference for the welterweight fight. “I always wanted to get in there and bang with him.”
Former heavyweight beltholder David Haye has suffered an injury to his left hand that will force the postponement of his June 29 bout with Manuel Charr, according to The Daily Mail of London.
Saul Alvarez: “On Saturday, after defeating [Austin] Trout, I will raise my hand and my belt and will be thinking of my brother. That belt is his.”
Saturday’s RING junior middleweight championship clash of unbeatens Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Austin Trout is another bout that is too close to call during what is shaping up as a year of upsets.
Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara: “If I could pick my next three fights, it would first start with the winner of the fight between Canelo Alvarez-Austin Trout, and then I would want to fight Sergio Martinez or Floyd Mayweather.”
Oscar De La Hoya is picking Robert Guerrero to upset Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez to possibly stop Austin Trout in their upcoming fights.
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.