Mayweather: The Key To Winning Is Being In Control

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER
MEDIA DAY QUOTES

 

 

Floyd Mayweather,
Seven-Time and Five-Division World Champion

 

“I can’t overlook a guy like Miguel Cotto.

“I’m always looking to give the fans what they
want to see.

“Uncle Roger said this is the hardest he’s ever seen me
train. This is the hardest he’s ever seen me work for a fight.

“It’s been a roller coaster ride throughout my whole career, but I’m blessed to be where I
am and I want to continue to go out there and dominate.

 

“The hard work has been done. During fight week, we will focus on shadow boxing, mental work and
light training.

 

“The fans should watch this [fight] because in my eyes Miguel Cotto is an undefeated fighter. He
fought one guy at a catch weight and another guy who got in trouble for
cheating. He’s strong a knockout puncher and he always comes out and fights in a
pleasing way.

 

“I’m always happy to go out there and put on a pleasing performance for the fans, the media and the
people that have been supporting me for years.

 

“Rafael [Garcia] is the godfather of boxing. He has done a great job. He is a hand and eye
specialist and a guy I wouldn’t trade in for anything in the world.

 

“I have been in boxing for 16 years and I haven’t stretched at all. I don’t stretch when I run.
I’ve never stretched.

 

“Last time I checked, all 42 [of my opponents] have been dangerous, but they all ended up in
the same place.

 

“I think I can look into a guy’s eyes and I can see the body language. I know when he’s a beaten
fighter.

 

“The nick name ‘Money’ came from when I was joking and throwing money into the camera, so it
stuck with me. You can’t be a 35-year-old man calling yourself ‘Pretty
Boy.’

 

“The key to me winning is being in control like always, keeping my composure like always and
never going out of character.

 

“I don’t think I have changed, maybe I don’t move as much. I’m going much more toe-to-toe these
days.

 

“I haven’t taken any abuse in the sport of boxing. I think I’m done before 38.”

 

 

Roger Mayweather,
Floyd Mayweather’s Trainer and Uncle

 

“All fighters are
dangerous. Anybody who can punch is dangerous.

 

“Floyd fights for
his own legacy.

 

“Fighters don’t have
to fight that much these days to determine how good they are.

 

“I don’t have to
tell you who the best fighter is out there. We already know who the best fighter
is out there.”

 

 

Leonard Ellerbe,
CEO of Mayweather Promotions

 

“This is a fight
that everywhere you go, people are talking about.

 

“Cotto is a very
dangerous opponent and anybody who’s thinking otherwise is foolish.

 

“Miguel is a
tremendous fighter who has had a tremendous amount of success. He’s fought every
fighter in this era.

 

“Floyd is one of the
most despised athletes in the world, but he’s also the most talented athlete in
the entire world. What other athlete do you know who has dominated his sport for
16 years?

 

“Over the last 12
months, Floyd Mayweather has earned more money than any athlete in the entire
world.”

 

 

Deborah Sinclair,
Floyd Mayweather’s Mother

 

“I’m very proud of
my son.

 

“I see the man that
he is, but I still let him know that I am the mother.”

 

 

Jessie Vargas,
Undefeated Welterweight Rising Star

 

“[On Gomez pulling
out of the fight] I don’t know anyone who has been in this position as much as
me.

 

“I’ve been around
the sport for a while. I have a massive amateur background and I’m not scared of
anyone.

 

“There are different
types of fighters – those that try to beat you physically and those that try to
beat you mentally. Whoever they put in front of me can try, but it isn’t going
to happen.

 

“Robert [Alcazar]
has been teaching me a lot and I’m looking forward to learning more.

 

“Robert is a great
trainer and he’s teaching me a style that I want to learn and build
on.

 

“I’m a very
confident fighter and whoever they have in front of me, I’ll be
ready.

 

“After people see me
on pay-per-view, I think they’ll begin to recognize me and get to know who I
am.”

 

 

DeAndre Latimore,
Super Welterweight Contender

 

“It’s been great
working with Jeff [Mayweather]. I actually have someone who’s bringing out the
best in me.

 

“I know May 5 is
going to be a tough fight, but people can expect to see fireworks.

 

“Now that I’m with a
promotional company that cares about me, my family and what’s best for my
career, the hard work and dedication is paying off.

 

“When I was working
with Floyd, it wasn’t easy at all. It was tough, but it was the best thing that
could happen to me. He took me under his wing and now I’m going to take care of
him by getting that victory on May 5.

 

“On May 5,,
I expected to have my hand raised when it’s all said and done.”

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“Ring Kings:
Mayweather vs. Cotto,”
a 12-round fight for
Cotto’s WBA Super Welterweight World Championship and the vacant WBC Super
Welterweight Diamond belt, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy
Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions. Also featured will be Canelo Alvarez
vs. Sugar Shane Mosley
, a 12-round fight for Canelo’s WBC Super Welterweight
World Championship which is presented in association with Canelo Promotions and
Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions and a 10-round welterweight fight featuring
undefeated rising star Jessie Vargas. Opening the pay-per-view broadcast
will be a 10-round bout between super welterweight contender DeAndre
Latimore
and former World Champion Carlos Quintana which is presented
in association with DiBella Entertainment. The mega event is sponsored by
Corona, Hatfields & McCoys on HISTORY™, DeWalt Tools, AT&T, O’Reilly
Auto Parts and Puebla – Cinco De Mayo and will take place Saturday, May 5 at the
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by
HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

 

Limited tickets for
“Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto” are still available, with a total ticket
limit of ten (10) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call
Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at
www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Three
Las Vegas MGM Resorts, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo and The Mirage, will host live
closed circuit telecasts of “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto.” Advanced
purchased tickets for the closed circuit telecasts are priced at $75, not
including handling fees. All seats are general admission and are on sale now at
each individual property’s box office outlets or by phone with a major credit
card at (866) 799-7711.

 

Episode three of
HBO’s all-access reality series 24/7 MAYWEATHER/COTTO debuts on Saturday, April
28 (9:45 p.m. ET/PT), with the finale debuting Friday, May 4 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT),
the night before the high-stakes super welterweight title bout. All four
episodes will have multiple replay dates on HBO, and the series will also be
available on HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®.

 

NCM
Fathom will broadcast “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto” in high definition LIVE
to more than 440 movie theaters nationwide. Tickets to see the fight on the big
screen are available at participating theater box offices and online at
www.FathomEvents.com.