Will Austin Trout’s dream of victory become a reality or a living nightmare in the form of Miguel Cotto?
Adrien Broner: “I know what fight can happen, and that’s me and [Manny] Pacquiao.”
Maria Matias, mother of Hector “Macho” Camacho: “I lost my son three days ago. He’s alive only because of a machine. My son is not alive. My son is only alive for the people who love him.”
Oscar De La Hoya, Freddie Roach and Sugar Ray Leonard, who all faced Hector “Macho” Camacho in the ring, agree that the Puerto Rican star had the makings of an all-time great.
Adrien Broner: “With the talent that I have, the type of guy that I am, the charisma that I have, I knew that there would be some point in time when boxing will revolve around Adrien Broner.”
Michael Buffer attended Thursday night’s Fight Night For Children in Washington, D.C., alongside boxing legends such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Larry Holmes, Michael Spinks, Aaron Pryor, Pernell Whitaker, James “Buster” Douglass and Ray Mancini.
Sugar Ray Leonard on being sexually abused as a teenager: “It knocked me down, but it didn’t knock me out.”
Oscar De La Hoya on his absence from THE RING’s Top 10 list of fighters who have achieved Olympic and professional success: “I really don’t mind, because I don’t need my head to be blown up any more than it already is.”
Manny Pacquiao told Sugar Ray Leonard that he considers his fight with Tim Bradley to be one of his most difficult, adding that his children want him to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr., then retire.
Sugar Ray Leonard on Marvin Hagler, who he upset 25 years ago: “Roberto Duran came over and he leaned toward the ropes, and he told me, at my table: ‘Ray, you box him, you beat him.’”
Episodes of HBO’s 24/7 series featuring Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto will be televised on CNN in advance of their May 5 fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.