Ring Kings: Mayweather-Cotto L.A Quotes and Photo Gallery
Seven-Time and Five Division World Champion Floyd Mayweather and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Miguel Cotto took their thrones from coast to coast as they announced their May 5 super fight which is taking place at MGM Grand in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®. The three-city press tour culminated as boxing excellence came together in Los Angeles where Canelo Alvarez and Sugar Shane Mosley joined Mayweather and Cotto to announce their co-featured May 5 championship bout, completing the “Ring Kings: Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto” royal court.
The press tour ended in the City of Angels at another historic entertainment venue, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Here is what the four fighters had to say:
Miguel Cotto is one solid tough cookie an I know going out there on May 5th, This is a guy I can’t overlook.
So you have four great champions up here and we are going to go out there and give the fans what they want to see; Blood, Sweat and tears.
When you match Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather together, what you get is excitement and record breaking numbers.
we chose Olympic style blood testing to keep the sport of boxing clean. we want to be on an even playing field.
This is the last stop of our promotional tour and I’m anxious to start training next week.
I am not going to stop training hard for this fight and I won’t stop until I find a tool to beat Mayweather on May 5th.
Mayweather and Cotto were joined by Alvarez and Mosley as they announced their May 5 co-featured championship bout.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez:
It’s an honor for me to be on this card and fighting against a legend like Shane Mosley.
When I first started boxing, I use to watch film and see Shane Mosley fights and now that I’m fighting him, It’s like a dream.
Your going to see the best of me on Cinco de Mayo, don’t miss it. It’s going to be a great fight.
I’m sure we’re going to have a great card, I fought both guys, Mayweather and Cotto and I think it’s going to be a tremendous fight.
I’m excited and honored to be on the undercard. I know me and Saul could hold our own on our own card but this is a spectacular event and i’m very honored to be a part of it.
“Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto” is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions. The 12-round WBA Super Welterweight World Championship fight 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-Viewbeginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Canelo vs. Mosley is presented in association with Canelo Promotions and Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions.
Tickets for “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto” are priced at $1,500, $1,250, $600, $300 and $200, not including applicable service charges, with a total ticket limit of twelve (12) per person. Ticket sales are limited to ten (10) per person at the $1,500, $1,250, $600 and $300 price levels with a ticket limit of two (2) per person at the $200 price level. 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.
HBO’s Emmy®-Award-winning all-access series “24/7″ premieres an all-new edition when “24/7 Mayweather/Cotto” debuts Saturday, April 14 at 9:45 p.m. ET/6:45 p.m. PT. The four-part series will air for three consecutive Saturday nights before the finale airs the night before the super welterweight championship showdown in Las Vegas.