“THE MOMENT: MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA”
FIGHTER GRAND ARRIVALS FLASH QUOTES AND PHOTOS
LAS VEGAS (April 29, 2014) -- Main event and undercard fighters for “THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana” made their grand arrivals Tuesday to the MGM Grand Hotel Lobby to officially kick off fight week activities leading up to this Saturday night’s SHOWTIME PPV® event.
FLOYD “MONEY” MAYWEATHER, 10-Time, Five-Division World Champion and WBC Welterweight World Champion
“We’re five days away from another big event; this bout is about two fighters coming together giving the people what they want to see.
“Maidana is hungry, he’s ready and he has a great knockout ratio. It’s all about keeping composure and sticking to the game plan.
“It’s the best fighting the best. I’m glad he believes in himself and that’s what it’s all about. It’s champion versus champion and country versus country.
“Saturday night you’re not going to see the same Floyd Mayweather. I’ll be right there going toe-to-toe.”
MARCOS MAIDANA, WBA Welterweight World Champion
“To see all these people here supporting me is amazing.
“I know people think I’m going to lose, but I come to win and I’m not afraid of anybody or anything.
“I have the support of the Latino people and I’m coming to win.”
AMIR “KING” KHAN, Former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion
“It’s going to be a great event, my first time fighting at the MGM Grand, not in Las Vegas but at the venue.
“I worked very hard, I feel healthy and strong at 147.
“I’m not looking past Collazo. He’s a good, strong fighter. We just want to put on a show and the best man will win.”
LUIS COLLAZO, WBA International Welterweight Champion
“You can expect fireworks in the ring on Saturday.
“I love being the underdog. I’ve been the underdog my entire life. I may be underrated, but I’ve never faded.
“I’m humbled by the opportunity to be here. I’m going to give the fans a great night of boxing.”
ADRIEN “THE PROBLEM” BRONER, Former Three-Division World Champion
“I told Molina it’s work time. I’m going to beat him. Everybody knows Adrien Broner.
“It’s amazing to be on Floyd’s card. He’s going to do his thing and I’m going to do mine.”
CARLOS MOLINA, Junior Welterweight Contender
“There’s no pressure in this fight; we put in the hard work.
“We know what Broner brings and we’re ready to shock the world. We’re going to bring the heat and surprise a lot of people.
“I’m going to let my fists do the talking.”
J’LEON LOVE, Undefeated Super Middleweight Contender
“There’s no pressure. I’m training hard for the task in front of us.
“We know Marco is very tough, but I plan on coming out victorious.”
MARCO ANTONIO PERIBAN, NABF Super Middleweight Champion
“I’m happy to be here in Vegas. I plan to use this platform to grow my career.
“It motivates me to fight against a Mayweather Promotions fighter. You will see a new Marco Periban on Saturday.”
ANDREW TABITI, Undefeated Cruiserweight Prospect
“We’ll see what happens on Saturday night. I’m going to bring my speed, power and my technical skill.”
RONALD GAVRIL, Undefeated Super Middleweight Contender
“All I have to say is, next fight, next knockout.”
ANTHONY OGOGO, Undefeated Middleweight Prospect and 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist
“I’m very honored to be here in Las Vegas. It’s a crazy place, but I love it and it’s where I want to fight.
“I’m going to put my heart and soul into this fight.”
ASHLEY THEOPHANE, Welterweight Contender
“It’s good to be back here for the biggest show that there is.
“It’s all about getting that win and moving on to the next.”
LANELL BELLOWS, Super Middleweight Prospect
“Fan’s can expect fireworks. I’ll be ready for war come Saturday.”
LADARIUS MILLER, Welterweight Prospect
“I’m honored to be here and I’m ready to bring my talent on May 3.
“Everyone should expect excitement in the ring.”
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THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana," is a 12-round world championship unification bout for Mayweather and Maidana's respective 147-pound titles. This is the third fight of Mayweather's lucrative multi-fight deal with Showtime Networks Inc. THE MOMENT is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona, O'Reilly Auto Parts and AT&T. In the co-main event, Amir Khan faces Luis Collazo in a 12-round bout for the vacant WBC silver welterweight world title. The pay-per-view undercard also features a 10-round junior welterweight fight between Adrien Broner and Carlos Molina as well as a 10-round super middleweight bout featuring J'Leon Love vs. Marco Antonio Periban. The event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).
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