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Post Fight Press Conf Quotes – Floyd Mayweather & Canelo Alvarez

Posted on 05/06/2012

Post fight Mayweather v Cotto press conference quotes from the MGM Grand.

Floyd Mayweather

“I knew he wasn’t going to lay down. But I had a great camp that pushed me to push myself to the limit.”

“Tough fight, what else can I say. We gave what the fans wanted to see: blood, sweat and tears. Cotto is tough.”

“First off I’ve got to thank God, without God all this wouldn’t be possible.”

“Thank you to the media, the outlets supporting me, thanks to the fans who flew out. Thank you to all the promotions teams”

“We gave you guys what you wanted to see. It’s a recession, you spend $ to see me. I said fuck it. We’ll give it to you”

“Tonight we gave the fans what they wanted to see. We matched the best with the best. Cotto was a very tough competitor and he won some rounds. He pushed me to the limits and this is what it’s all about.”

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“It’s not just about making money, it’s about giving back and I couldn’t do it without the media and the fans.”

“Most opponents I face don’t say too much, so I carry the promotion. But he fought his ass off tonight” On Miguel Cotto

“It’s amazing we’re always breaking records, Richard Schaefer, Kerry at HBO my family I thank you.”

“Every fight is not the same. Before I leave the sport, I wanted to get at least one toe-to-toe battle. He was tough.”

“He didn’t hurt me, but he’s a good puncher. Miguel Cotto didn’t just win 37 fights. He’s a tough guy.”

“I think tonight was a cool fight, I think the fans were happy. Self-preservation goes a long way, but it’s about the fans”

“Sometimes I thought I was breaking him down, but then he came back strong. I was like DAMN, he’s in shape.”

“I don’t watch tapes of fighters I’m facing I was flicking through the TV. Saw Shane Mosley with the right hook. I used it”

“June 1st, I’m going to go away. I can’t change that. That’s just an obstacle. Man can’t judge me, only God can judge me.”

“I called Pacquiao & offered to wire him $20 million myself.The fans and the public are being fooled. When he’s free maybe”

“The truth is: Bob Arum is not going to let the fight happen. It’s not on me. I called Pacquiao and offered him $40 milion”

“Normally I comeup here and I don’t have bumps or bruises, tonight I do. ”

“I sensed that sometimes Miguel was breaking down and then he would come back sharp. Miguel Cotto is in shape. The right hook and the uppercut were working for me tonight. I had watched tapes of Shane Mosley [when he fought Cotto] and I saw that the right hook was working. And I also watch Zab Judah use the uppercut against him too. So I knew I was going to use those shots tonight.”

“I could have made it a very easy fight, but I was going for the knockout. Cotto was in tremendous shape. He was tough.”

“I knew the right hook was going to be my money shot. A lot of times and these days you don’t see fighters using the right hook, only the left. But tonight I wanted to use the right hook and that is what I did.”

“The history of cinco de mayo is when the Mexicans defeated the French. I love my Mexican fans. Thank you”

“It’s not my fault. Pacquiao has a boss. No one gives me a date to fight. Cinco de Mayo IS my date.”

“I apologized for what I said to Merchant. I was pushed to the limit. I just wanted to say thank u to my fans I got upset.”

“He took more punishment than he dished out. But he was definitely in shape.”

“This fight I thought: I’m not going to move, I could’ve made it easy. I was going for the KO. He was in tremendous shape.”

“Our plan is always to WIN and be impressive. Miguel Cotto shocked me. He was slow but tough. He deserved to fight me”

“There’s nobody out there for me to fight. I can’t say where my career will go next. Canelo is a hell of a fighter”

“It’s about winning and that’s what I did. I embrace pressure. We’re both winners tonight. Me and Miguel Cotto”

“Someday I’m going to see a young fighter break my record. I do want to see that eventually. It’s about the sport.”

“I don’t have to fight if I don’t want to. But I have to take my hat off to my team.”

Leonard Ellerbe

“Miguel Cotto is probably one of the classiest guys in boxing, working with his team has been a great promotion”

“We saw Miguel Cotto was not going to give up. A dog gets a bone every now and then. I take my hat off to Cotto and his team”

“Miguel Cotto was bringing it and we knew coming in to the fight. Preparation was the key, he had to fight hard.”

50 Cent

“He showed a lot of focus and extreme discipline during this camp. His team says Hard Work, Dedication and that’s what it takes”

Oscar De La Hoya

“This young man here gave it his all, he grew as a fighter and a champion. He showed heart and desire.”

“We are going to see a Floyd Mayweather who wants to trade with the fighters. His style today is a fan-friendly style”

“Everyone gave a wonderful show tonight. Canelo is a young man who showed a lot of heart and desire, especially when he got cut over the eye, he kept his cool and remained collective. That’s a good sign of a champion. Obviously, Canelo fought a good fight and he was too much for Mosley. For a 21 year old, he showed a lot tonight and I believe he is ready for a guys like Cotto or Mayweather.”

 “Cotto fought a great fight and Mayweather fought a great fight as well.”

 “It didn’t surprise what did Mayweather in the fight. Mayweather is a great fighter and we have to give a lot of credit to Cotto for giving such a fight to Mayweather.”

 “Mayweather is a strong fighter. He got Cotto with great shots. He’s confident in his abilities and he believes in himself. This is a beautiful thing for boxing.”

Canelo Alaverez

“I want to thank my great team for all the great work and Mosley for giving me the experience. I learned a lot from tonight’s fight. It’s is the first time that I got cut and learned a lot from it. I told myself not to worry about it and that is also what I told my team.”

“Yes I’m definitely ready to fight on a higher level. I’m ready for the best. I’ve gained a lot of experience tonight and I am ready to fight bigger fighters.”

“I felt I had a great performance. Mosley is an experienced fighter. I know him very well and I followed his career.”

“That was the game plan. I had to be calm and take my time and that is exactly what I did.”

“I would like to fight one of the two main fighters, Mayweather or Cotto. This is what I deserve the most.”

“I wasn’t surprised that Shane was able to take my punches.”

“The next fight, you will see a better Canelo and a more experience Canelo. I am ready.”

Richard Schaefer

“I’ve never seen that many people in the arena early to catch the entire featured undercard event, a tribute to  Canelo Alavarez.

“He had the opportunity to finish Shane Mosley but is he ready for the Cottos or Mayweathers?”

“16, 047 in attendance with an additional 9,286 in closed circuit here in Las Vegas. ”

114 million twitter followers were exposed to the fight tonight thanks to 50cent Justin Bieber others for their support”

“Canelo is ready and so is the MGM Grand as he will be headlining his first pay-per-view on September 15.”

 “What I noticed with Floyd is that people are more appreciative of him and realize that he comes to fight. To see him come in tonight with Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and 50 Cent is really great for the sport of boxing.”

 “Beside his amazing skills, Floyd brings amazing numbers to the pay-per-view sales.

“Floyd Mayweather is a rock star. He really is.”

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