FLOYD MAYWEATHER & ANDRE BERTO SEPT. 12 ON SHOWTIME PPV

FLOYD MAYWEATHER & ANDRE BERTO ANNOUNCE SHOWTIME PPV EVENT TAKING PLACE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

AT THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES 

FROM MAIN EVENT PLUS UNDERCARD FIGHTERS ROMAN MARTINEZ, ORLANDO SALIDO, BADOU JACK,

GEORGE GROVES, ISHE SMITH & VANES MARTIROSYAN

LOS ANGELES (August 6, 2015) – Accredited media members from around the world came out to the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in Los Angeles Thursday as Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) and two-time welterweight champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) officially announced their SHOWTIME PPV matchup with taking place Saturday, September 12 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Also in attendance Thursday were pay-per-view undercard fighters featured on the stacked four-fight telecast. In a rematch of their epic April 11 world-title fight Roman “Rocky” Martinez (29-2-2, 17 KOs) will defend his WBO Junior Lightweight title against four-time world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (42-13-2, 29 KOs) while WBC Super Middleweight Champion Badou Jack “The Ripper” (19-1-1, 12 KOs) will take on his mandatory challenger “Saint” George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs). A fourth fight on the pay-per-view telecast will be announced soon.

Further undercard action features a super welterweight showdown between Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (27-7, 12 KOs) and Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (35-2-1, 21 KOs), who were also in attendance Thursday to announce their fight.

Promoted by Mayweather Promotions, the four-fight pay-per-view telecast will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV and is the sixth and final fight of a record-breaking deal between Mayweather and Showtime Networks Inc. SHOWTIME Sports® will support the event with the Sports Emmy® Award-winning series ALL ACCESS premiering Friday, August 28.

Here is what the fighters and participants had to say Thursday:

FLOYD MAYWEATHER, 12-Time World Champion

“I’ve had a remarkable career. I wouldn’t change anything. We all make mistakes. We live and we learn but I wouldn’t change anything.

“My dad is a remarkable trainer, Virgil Hunter as well. But when it comes down to it, it comes down to the two fighters in the ring.

“Andre Berto is a tough competitor, a former world champion. Every time he goes out there, he gives it 100 percent.

“I chose Berto because he’s very exciting. Andre Berto is going to push Floyd Mayweather to the limit. That’s one thing I do know.

“Berto always gives an exciting fight. If he gets knocked down he gets back up. He always give 100 percent. Fast hands, good boxer.

“I know what it takes when it’s a fight of this magnitude, because I’ve been fighting on pay-per-view for over 10 years. Berto is a very tough guy, he’s hungry and he’s not going to lie down.

“September 12th is my last dance. On September 13 I just want to sit back and watch some football. I want to watch my children get the best education. And I want to spend every day with my kids. These are the best days of my life.

“The difference between Andre Berto and Pacquiao is you guys [to the media] put hype behind Pacquiao. My job was to go out there and be Floyd Mayweather and be a chess player and that’s what I did. I found a way to win.

“Number 49, this is it. I’ve had a tremendous career. I’m older, wiser and my health is more important than anything. September 12 is my last fight. All 48 fights played a key, but number 48 was the most important.

“This dream all started with just two people. Me and my father. Just the two of us.

“When you look at the two divisions I fight in, there’s one man who stands all alone. I looked at the division and asked who’s always in a tough exciting fight, who has quick hands and who always gives it 100 percent, it was Andre Berto

“This is a guy I can’t overlook. He’s dedicated to the sport just like myself and he’s going to push me.”

ANDRE BERTO, Two-Time Welterweight World Champion

“It’s a long time coming. Now we’re here. Anybody that knows me has seen great things but at the same time they’ve seen me go through some real trials. What comes with that is a lot of hard work and perseverance.

“Two years ago I was in the hospital bed having surgery on my shoulder and not knowing if I could come back from that. At the end of the day it was a blessing. We stayed focused and now we’re here.

“I know I’m going to come in there fast and strong. I’m 152 pounds right now. At the end of the day you’re going to see a kids who’s had his highs. Or who’s had his falls. And now we’re right back to making it happen.

“This is a fight that I felt Floyd still wanted to make happen. Him coming off of the Pacquiao fight, of course it’s easy for people to downplay me. I can’t worry about that and I’m not worried about that.

“Have you ever seen a boring Andre Berto fight? At the end of the day we work our butt off, I’ve been working for a long time. Right now, the harvest is coming. We sowed the seeds and the time is now.

“I bring that rare combination of speed, power and explosiveness to the table. The last person he bought with that combination was Zab Judah. I’m younger, I’m hungry; I’m strong and fast. I’m focused on what I’m coming to get.

“I felt like I went through what I went through for a reason. My time is now. There’s no better day than the present. Floyd is no stranger to me. We’re already deep into camp. You definitely do not want to miss this one.”

ROMAN MARTINEZ, WBO Junior Lightweight World Champion

“I’m so happy to be part of this great show. I’m preparing very well for this fight. Everybody who saw the first fight knows this was a war and this will be the same thing. I’m in great shape and I’m ready to keep my belt.

“I need to work to the body more in this fight and see if I can finish him early this time.

“I’m in really good shape for this fight and I’ve been working to make adjustments to get the knock out but if we have to go the distance, we’ll be ready.

“I feel the rematch is a very exciting fight for television, the kind fans love.

“Everybody who saw the first fight knows it was a war and this will be the same thing. For me, it gives me a chance to leave no doubt in anybody’s mind that I am the champion.

“Salido can say what he says, I hope he’s in good condition because I am. In the end the best man will win this fight and that will be me.”

ORLANDO SALIDO, Four-Time World Champion

“Now I know his weaknesses, I am going to attack from the very first moment, I know what to do for the victory.

“I have to refocus mentally and physically, I’m not going to do much different other than to gain the victory this time

“I’m definitely going to regain this title for Mexico. I don’t feel it. I know it.

“I am very happy we are fighting in a neutral territory for our rematch, not in Puerto Rico again. I was very prepared for the first fight but the referee wouldn’t let me fight my fight. It seemed the referee was talking to me the whole 12 rounds. I was trying to focus only on my opponent, but I couldn’t.

“I’m very excited about this fight. This is a very special month for Mexico and in particular because of that, I’m going to get this victory.

“There’s always a very special rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico and I feel it, which is why I so badly want to win this title for Mexico.”

BADOU JACK, WBC Super Middleweight World Champion

“I’ve been in camp for about two months now. It’s been a very good training camp and I’m ready right now to fight. We still have a month to go and we’re ready.

“I’ve always been strong mentally but I get some extra confidence from having that green belt. You still have to stay humble and keep working hard.

“Groves is a pretty good fighter. I definitely think it’s going to be an exciting fight. I know he’s coming to get what’s mine and he’s coming to fight.

“He’s fought in the UK in front of a lot of people, but it’s a different stage in Vegas.

“I think I’m the overall better fighter. He’s going to try to knock me out and I’m going to try to knock him out. It’s going to be a great fight. I’m definitely going for the knockout.

“It’s a dream come true to be part of such a big event at MGM Grand for Floyd’s last fight, it’s a blessing.

“It’s no different to me being the main event or on the undercard. There will be even more people seeing my fight which is great.

“I just have to listen to my corner, be smart and be myself. If I do that I’ll walk out of there with my belt intact.”

GEORGE GROVES, Top 168-Pound Contender

“Everything in training camp has been perfect. We’re adjusting to the time difference and the altitude, which takes a couple of days, but everything is going really well. We’re ahead of schedule.

“We’ve been training all year for this fight so I’m feeling really good. I can’t wait to get in there and start punching.

“I think I know more than enough about Jack. I’ve seen him box live against Anthony Dirrell and I’ve studied him on tape. There’s a lot to like about him. I like the fact that he’s come to the U.S. and has made a home out here, there’s bravery in that. He’s latched on to a successful camp but ultimately you have to stand on your own two feet in the ring.

“I think I’m better than him in most aspects. If I go out and perform it’s an easy night’s work for me.

“It’s nice being on a undercard because I’ve dealt with the pressure of the main event. It’s nice to just be able to enjoy the fight. It’s a massive fight but the only thing I have to worry about it fighting. It’s a great opportunity for me.

“Rust is more mental than anything. You only hear a fighter talk about ring rust after a fight because it’s an excuse. We’re in the gym performing, sparring partners are getting beat up and there’s no excuse to not take it into a real fight.

“I’m pleased to be here in America. The third time going for the title will be lucky. We’ve prepared diligently. We’re ready for action.

“I’ve seen Badou up close and personal and as of yet, we can’t find anything that will cause me a problem. We plan to take the belt back to the UK.

“He’ll have comfort being at home and with his stable mates, but that all goes away when you step in the ring and a guy is trying to take your head off.

“Since I was seven years old I’ve dreamed of becoming a world champion. I’ve had ups and downs in boxing but it’s all come full circle.

“We have ourselves in a great place in training camp and I literally cannot wait to get in there.”

ISHE SMITH, Former Super Welterweight World Champion

“I asked for the toughest fights and the toughest challenges. I just want to fight the best. No matter what people think or what people say about me, we put together good fights.

We’ve had three champions at Mayweather Promotions so we’re doing something right.

“Vanes Martirosyan is a good fighter, I have nothing but respect for him. We’re putting together the necessary work in the gym to be successful.

“This fight could probably have been a main event somewhere but I’m happy to be a part of history and Floyd’s finale. I’m looking forward to a great night of boxing.”

VANES MARTIROSYAN, 2004 U.S. Olympian and 154-Pound Contender

“This is a big fight for me. My last fight I left in the judges’ hands and it went the other way.

“September 12 I’m not letting the judges get in my way. I’m going for the knockout and you’re going to see the best Vanes you’ve ever seen.”

VIRGIL HUNTER, Berto’s Trainer

“I’m glad to be a part of this historic event. It’s these moments that I reflect on what these young men go through. I’ve seen some of the great fighters that came before us. When I see some of the negative attitudes on this event, it’s from people who don’t know what those fighters go through at the gym.

“We’re told never to quit and to never give up. Being 48-0 is not an easy job. Particularly when you go back to day one and the obstacles and the hills you have to climb. That’s the spirit of the sport. I think once Floyd Mayweather is gone, we’ll feel the presence that this man had on the sport. I witnessed the same thing with Muhammad Ali.

“Andre Berto has overcome a lot in his life and I’m glad to have made his acquaintance. He epitomizes what a fighter is. He’s overcome and he’s earned this opportunity based off that.

“When you look at that pack in that welterweight division there’s only one that stands out, everyone else is in that pack.

“We intend to give this the best job that we’re going to give it. I think the champ himself respects that. We come to win, but we have to respect what he’s done for the sport.

“I’m glad to be a part of this. It’s a big thrill for me to be on the opposite side of legends and we’re anticipating everything turning out just right for us on fight night.”

LEONARD ELLERBE, CEO of Mayweather Promotions

“Welcome everyone to what will be Floyd Mayweather’s last kick off press conference of his amazing career. We are so excited to be working together to bring another stacked PPV card to boxing fans on SHOWTIME PPV.

“We have a great lineup with three world championships fights.

“Tickets will go on sale tomorrow at 10 am P.T./1 pm E.T. Prices range from $1,500, $1,000, $750, $500, $300, $150.

“Once again Floyd will be putting his WBC titles and WBA title on the line. He will be facing Andre Berto, who will be looking to erase the 0 off Floyd’s record on September 12.

“‘Rocky’ Martinez vs. Orlando Salido will be a rematch of the Fight of the Year candidate from April. We know that will be a war.

“These are the kinds of challenges that Floyd needs to push him the way that he needs to be pushed. Andre Berto is a guy we were supposed to fight years ago. He’s a two-time world champion. We know he’s going to bring it. He’s going to give it his best. On September 12 we’ll see if it’s good enough.

“With the storied career that Floyd Mayweather has had, we are truly witnessing history. You better take a good look at him, because the thing’s he’s accomplished in this sport, we’ll never see again.

“We always knew that Floyd would be here, many years ago. When a guy accomplishes these kinds of things, everything he does is historic. When you look around the landscape, this gentleman right here is why the game has been changed.”

STEPHEN ESPINOZA, Executive Vice President & General Manager SHOWTIME Sports

“Boxing is a tough sport. It’s a tough sport to cover, it’s a tough sport to do business in and it’s a tough sport to make a living at. When you find someone who has been participating in the sport as a professional for 19 years, not just participating but practicing the sport at an elite level, one that’s rarely been seen, that’s something special.

“Two decades at the top of the sport, but you know what’s most impressive? It’s work ethic. Almost 20 years of a work ethic that is unmatched in the sport of boxing. Never in his 19 years has Floyd showed up less than 100 percent prepared, 19 years of unwavering discipline. Once he got to the top level, the work ethic didn’t change. That will be the legacy of Floyd in this sport, it is something I will likely never see again in my lifetime.

“It all comes to an end September 12, it’s our last opportunity to enjoy his incredible skill.

“Andre Berto has a chance to make history himself. If he does that, nothing else will matter. Berto will become known as the guy who finally beat Floyd Mayweather.

“One thing we know about Andre Berto, he’s never lacked for action. There’s only one way he knows how to fight and that’s all out aggressive.

“I’ve seen what Andre can do in the ring, I’ve seen him fight round after round. Fighters like Andre Berto will always be welcome, because no one fights harder than Andre Berto.”

MAURICIO SULAIMAN, WBC President

“I am very happy to once again represent my father and to see the WBC back in a great event. September 12 is a national Mexican holiday and Floyd has taken it over and represented Mexico so well. Andre Berto is a former WBC champion who will for sure bring a great challenge to Floyd Mayweather.”

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COMMENTS

-Art :

Now that FM has picked an African American of Haitian decent, let's see how popular he will be at the box office. My guess is, that Showtime will never release the numbers for this fight! FM doesn't care about his legacy, neither do we.


-Radam G :

Now that FM has picked an African American of Haitian decent, let's see how popular he will be at the box office. My guess is, that Showtime will never release the numbers for this fight! FM doesn't care about his legacy, neither do we.
He will be popular at the Big Screen movie theatres, so Showtime will release that as PPVs. They are sleazy and dishonest with their counts. Showtime will give out a lot of freebies at the movie theatres and call this thing an astounding PPV success. Shady Showtime and the other crooks that be will claim that the scrap did around 900,000 to 1.2mil. What a bunch of crock! Holla!


-Radam G :

In the annals of pugilism, there have been many matches that were thought of as mismatches, but ended in upsets. This "big, black Haitian," as tsAH's right-hand man S Watson refers to Andre Berto, is going to pull the upset of the century. He is going to get robbed of a victory by the crooked Sin City judges calling the thing a draw. I'm betting heavy on a controversial draw. The odds of this happening are gigantic! Holla!


-michigan400 :

I dunno Radam,,, I think Floyd could leave the building after only 7 or 8 rounds and still win a fight in Vegas. No way he looses there IMO.


-deepwater2 :

This fight smells like a rotten egg. Floyd is hyping Berto up as a dangerous fighter blah blah blah. The icing on the cake is Virgil Hunter talking about how good Floyd is and the boxing fans that don't like this fight don't understand the training the fighters go through. Yeah,OK,Berto was stopped by Soto Karass , had his face disfigured by the Ghost,and was losing to Lopez before he stopped him. Berto is not an up and comer or a championship stud. His flaws have been exposed numerous times and this fight smells like a big scam where this crew sits back and counts the money in the back room while having a big laugh at the sucker fans. Save your money or spend your $75 on something worthwhile.


-Radam G :

I dunno Radam,,, I think Floyd could leave the building after only 7 or 8 rounds and still win a fight in Vegas. No way he looses there IMO.
You are on the right track. Money May will catch a bad cut in the 7th or 8th round. And the Sin City crooks that be will go to the scorecard and award the bout a majority draw. One judge will have Berto ahead on points, and the other two judges will have it a draw. Holla!


-Bernie Campbell :

Whose the Clown with the sun glasses between Berto and Mayweather! Since Hayman has gotten in the act, Ive never seen poor quality promotions of fights in my life! Quite the low budget! Givem the hook, that includes Watson and his sons, that includes clownie in the middle!


-deepwater2 :

How long will it take Khan to fire Haymon?


-Radam G :

How long will it take Khan to fire Haymon?
You should read the "advisor" contract. Khan cannot fire tsAH. But Khan can pay his way out of being "advised." Or be released out of the contract at the discretion of tsAH. Holla!


-deepwater2 :

You should read the "advisor" contract. Khan cannot fire tsAH. But Khan can pay his way out of being "advised." Or be released out of the contract at the discretion of tsAH. Holla!
It looks like Khan signed a deal with the devil.The sad thing is he is probably legally bound by that advisory contract not to complain about tsAH. Maybe Khan can turn to Arum for help. Arum helped Floyd out when Floyd went crying to him for help, by paying off some goons,maybe Arum can help Khan and set up a PAC vs Khan fight in Dubai.


-Radam G :

It looks like Khan signed a deal with the devil.The sad thing is he is probably legally bound by that advisory contract not to complain about tsAH. Maybe Khan can turn to Arum for help. Arum helped Floyd out when Floyd went crying to him for help, by paying off some goons,maybe Arum can help Khan and set up a PAC vs Khan fight in Dubai.
I'm hoping for that, because Khan is a two-faced bloke, and a faking his religion diz-and-dat joke. Against Da Manny, he will choke. And in the land of a Thousand and One Entertainments, Khan would be a slow poke. And has more sugar in him than a coke. Holla!


-Art :

I think that in the end, if this fight is a good one or not, Mayweathers legacy is not going to change. Lets look back at his fights and lets compare, oh, Pacquiao; When we think back 10 years from now, will we think about the trilogy that Pac had with Morales, the two fights with Barrera, the 4 with Marquez, the destruction of Diaz, Hatton, Cotto, Margarito and De La Hoya? Or, the ones where FM decisioned Oscar, Mosley, Maidana, Baldomir, Guerrero, Canelo, Cotto and Pac? Lets see, Pac was in the fight of the year with Marquez in 2012. If I remember correctly, Marquez knocks down pac, pac comes back and knocks down JMM and then the punch heard round the world that KO'd Pac!! Classic!! Pac comes back and wins his fights in convincing fashion. FM hasn't changed much since then, so again, I think his legacy is set. So is Pac's. Yes. FM made a ton of money and lets give him credit for that. FM has the money legacy all to himself hands down!


-Radam G :

I think that in the end, if this fight is a good one or not, Mayweathers legacy is not going to change. Lets look back at his fights and lets compare, oh, Pacquiao; When we think back 10 years from now, will we think about the trilogy that Pac had with Morales, the two fights with Barrera, the 4 with Marquez, the destruction of Diaz, Hatton, Cotto, Margarito and De La Hoya? Or, the ones where FM decisioned Oscar, Mosley, Maidana, Baldomir, Guerrero, Canelo, Cotto and Pac? Lets see, Pac was in the fight of the year with Marquez in 2012. If I remember correctly, Marquez knocks down pac, pac comes back and knocks down JMM and then the punch heard round the world that KO'd Pac!! Classic!! Pac comes back and wins his fights in convincing fashion. FM hasn't changed much since then, so again, I think his legacy is set. So is Pac's. Yes. FM made a ton of money and lets give him credit for that. FM has the money legacy all to himself hands down!
Not exactly does Money May has the "money legacy all to himself hand down." You are not counting nowadays' inflation and the weakness of the dollar being a near worthless paper note not a certificate note covered by silver or gold. The late, great heavyweight world champion Jack Johnson used to take only gold for his purses. I'm willing to bet that gold that he made over a 100 years ago is matching pretty close to Money May's weak today's dollars. And I note that because I have a rare 1910 $20 gold piece/coin. And it is worth some serious dollars in today dollar. Old Jack had a lot of those during his time. In today's money, you can get $7,500 a pop for selling those coins. Making upward of a $100,000 in gold for his title defenses, by today's weak-arse inflated, paper-note dollar standards, "Big Smoke" -- one of Johnson's nicknames -- made the Money May type of purses way, way back in long-gone yesteryears. No trick! No funny math. Holla!


-SouthPawFlo :

If anybody from the board will be in Vegas for Fight week, hopefully we can set up a meet and great.... I don't know what the numbers are gonna be but with this undercard and Berto's Style this night will be way more exciting than the May - Pac Event.... Easily....


-Radam G :

If anybody from the board will be in Vegas for Fight week, hopefully we can set up a meet and great.... I don't know what the numbers are gonna be but with this undercard and Berto's Style this night will be way more exciting than the May - Pac Event.... Easily....
No doubt that it will be more exciting than the MayPac Farce of the Century. I won't be there, though. Berto is on a diet of "warrior" food, and Money May has gone back to eating fast foods and ice cream. No way is he really that serious. An upset is brewing. But Berto will get cheated out of a victory with a majority-decision draw. That is my call. And I'm strongly sticking with it. And will be betting a couple of hundreds that way. Holla!


-amayseng :

No doubt that it will be more exciting than the MayPac Farce of the Century. I won't be there, though. Berto is on a diet of "warrior" food, and Money May has gone back to eating fast foods and ice cream. No way is he really that serious. An upset is brewing. But Berto will get cheated out of a victory with a majority-decision draw. That is my call. And I'm strongly sticking with it. And will be betting a couple of hundreds that way. Holla!
watch the Lopez Berto fight again, Lopez, a 140 lber was pushing Berto back with a jab to the body... He out boxed him and Berto was whiffing jabs due to his POOR foot speed and spacing, Lopez was taking half steps back or pulling straight back and Berto was missing him all night. if u cant punch while moving your feet you stand no chance to be competitive with Floyd, This one will be an easy fight, boring as usual


-Radam G :

watch the Lopez Berto fight again, Lopez, a 140 lber was pushing Berto back with a jab to the body... He out boxed him and Berto was whiffing jabs due to his POOR foot speed and spacing, Lopez was taking half steps back or pulling straight back and Berto was missing him all night. if u cant punch while moving your feet you stand no chance to be competitive with Floyd, This one will be an easy fight, boring as usual
Berto has a different trainer, a different diet and a different tude. Forget about his performance against Lopez and Ortiz and da third. Berto is no longer running with a pull-your-arse-down human herd. He is in Northern Cali training with "The Whisperer" V-Hunt. And with the "theatre of the unexpected," Money May's arse he is going to taunt. This will not be a walk in the park. "The big, black Haitian" is on a serious warrior diet. And has a new spark. Dude is eating "ancient secret warrior black rice." He is using black salt. And drinking some serious black water. Dude intend to black Money May out. Hehehe! Those roids and PEDs syet of the fallen Angel Heredia and Alex Ariza will be of no luck for Money May. Karma is knocking at Money May's door. And he must pay. Holla!


-SouthPawFlo :

I had a typical Barbershop Boxing discussion, and I think when Mayweather finally retires there's gonna be a huge void in boxing kinds like when MJ left the NBA There's not heir Apparent PPV star other than Canelo, and a bad loss to Cottot could derail that... GGG is exciting but he's in his 30's and a later bloomer to the public eye, Broner ain't it, Terrence Crawford doesn't have enuff good matchups in the Top Rank stable, Mikey Garcia has promotional issues, Kell Brook isn't a big enuff name in the US, Khan is one clean punch away from going back to sleep.... So after Floyd who else is gonna get Vegas lit up twice a year and generate that Big Fight energy and Revenue???


-Radam G :

I had a typical Barbershop Boxing discussion, and I think when Mayweather finally retires there's gonna be a huge void in boxing kinds like when MJ left the NBA There's not heir Apparent PPV star other than Canelo, and a bad loss to Cottot could derail that... GGG is exciting but he's in his 30's and a later bloomer to the public eye, Broner ain't it, Terrence Crawford doesn't have enuff good matchups in the Top Rank stable, Mikey Garcia has promotional issues, Kell Brook isn't a big enuff name in the US, Khan is one clean punch away from going back to sleep.... So after Floyd who else is gonna get Vegas lit up twice a year and generate that Big Fight energy and Revenue???
Hehehe! Funny as heck about Khan being "one clean punch away from going back to sleep...." And Sin City will have a big void when Money May step off. But I'm betting that he will be scrapping still at 40 years old and some change. Holla!


-amayseng :

I had a typical Barbershop Boxing discussion, and I think when Mayweather finally retires there's gonna be a huge void in boxing kinds like when MJ left the NBA There's not heir Apparent PPV star other than Canelo, and a bad loss to Cottot could derail that... GGG is exciting but he's in his 30's and a later bloomer to the public eye, Broner ain't it, Terrence Crawford doesn't have enuff good matchups in the Top Rank stable, Mikey Garcia has promotional issues, Kell Brook isn't a big enuff name in the US, Khan is one clean punch away from going back to sleep.... So after Floyd who else is gonna get Vegas lit up twice a year and generate that Big Fight energy and Revenue???
Floyd without a doubt provides an excellent atmosphere weekend in Vegas for fight week. Though it does take two to tango, Floyd no doubt full fills his end better then most. Canelo will be a huge draw for a long time. GGG will also be one. Kovalev can as well as he continues his dominance. Pac may have a few big fights left in him. Terrence Crawford has pound for pound written all over him and has been very exciting all around. He needs some big opponents though for sure. I enjoy watching that kid


-brownsugar :

Agree with all the above. Plus.....Terrence Crawford vs Danny Garcia, ....a fight made in heaven.


-Radam G :

Agree with all the above. Plus.....Terrence Crawford vs Danny Garcia, ....a fight made in heaven.
But it will not be made on earth. Besides, I'd take T-Craw by easy, easy decision. He is just too skilled and swift for Danny "Swift" G. Holla!


-Radam G :

Now T-Craw and Mikey G would be a pick'em scrap. Holla!