FLOYD MAYWEATHER, 10-Time World Champion
“In 18 years I haven’t brought my best out yet. Being around the sport for so long, I have a lot of experience. I’ve boxed my whole life. I’ve never worked a job.
“As I get older I want to settle down and be with my family. I’ve had enough fun.
“It feels good to be in camp. Everyone on the team is ready to go out and do what we do best.
“This is a give and take type of sport. Al Haymon has done a good job. Leonard Ellerbe has done a good job. Now it’s time for me to go out and do what I do.
“Maidana deserves the opportunity. He’s a champion with an 80 percent knockout ratio. He deserves this fight.
“Everything isn’t about speed. Everything in boxing and life is about timing. I’m a fighter that likes to take my time and be smart. Some fighters like to be reckless. You see what happens when fighters are reckless.
“Boxing is like chess. Every move has to be thought about before you make it. I like to study my opponents first.
“I’m not going to do a lot of moving when I get in the ring. I’m coming straight ahead.
“Everyone is supposed to say they want to fight me. Right now Maidana is the guy that I can’t overlook.
“I love all my fans that support me from Argentina. It’s the sport of boxing, so the best have to fight the best.”
LEONARD ELLERBE, CEO of Mayweather Promotions
“Mayweather is always ready for anyone.
“Maidana has tremendous punching power and can knock you out at any moment.
“Maidana should be ready for a toe-to-toe battle.
“THE MOMENT will be a tremendous fight. A must see event.
“Floyd has a unique talent that I’ve never seen before in my life. He’s better now than he was 12 years ago.
“Floyd’s preparation elevates him above the rest.
“J’Leon has matured as a fighter. This is going to be a very tough fight for him.”
“I have every bit of confidence that this is a challenge that J’Leon will prevail in and then be in a great position to challenge for the world title.”
RICHARD SCHAEFER, CEO GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS
“Floyd Mayweather did it again. He picked the most dangerous opponent he could have.
“It’s going to be a thrilling fight. Maidana is ready and he’s going to come to try to knock out Mayweather.
“It is always amazing to be at a Mayweather workout. The turnout is something to see.
“As a boxing fan, I cannot wait for May 3. THE MOMENT is going to be an unforgettable night of boxing.
“The whole card from top to bottom is something that no one is going to want to miss and the pay-per-view portion is one of the best, if not the best we have ever put together.”
J’LEON LOVE, Super Middleweight Contender
“I’m going to bring my A-plus game.
“I’m not scared of a guy Periban’s size.
“This is graduation season. I’m ready to fight for the world title.
“I know I’m going to beat Periban. I feel it in my heart.”
RONALD GAVRIL, Undefeated Middleweight Contender
“My opponent is not a problem for me.
“I’m preparing for a show. He better be ready.
“It’s an honor to train next to Floyd. I learn from the champion in every way.
“Keep your eyes on me. The show is going to begin.”
ASHLEY THEOPHANE, Welterweight Contender
“I don’t worry about my opponent. I fight my fight.
“Experience counts. I’ve been here before. I’m beyond ready.
“I’ve never been knocked out before. It’s going to be an action-packed fight.
“I’m one win away from the world title. I’m focused.
“It’s all about getting the W.
“I’m good for another few years. I’m still young and hungry.”
LANELL BELLOWS, Super Middleweight Prospect
“It’s just another day at the office. We do what we have to do.
“I’m working harder now. What happened yesterday is yesterday.
“I always strive to push myself further.
“He has to be fast enough to hit me. No mater how big or small.
“Expect a hungry man. Nothing but the very best.
“If I touch you there’s a chance you may be going down.
ANDREW TABITI, Undefeated Cruiserweight Prospect
“Never give up. I didn’t think I would make it so that’s all I have to say.
“It doesn’t stop here. I’m trying to get to the next level.”
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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).
Tickets priced at $1,500, $1,000 and $750 are still available, not including applicable service charges and taxes. Tickets $550 and $350 are sold out. Tickets are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available at www.mgmgrand.com orwww.ticketmaster.com.
Six MGM Resorts Properties will host live closed circuit telecast of THE MOMENT: Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage and Monte Carlo. General admission tickets for the closed circuit telecasts are priced at $75, not including handling fees, and are available for purchase at each individual property’s box office outlets and by phone with a major credit card at 866-799-7711 or at www.mgmgrand.com. Select properties also will sell tickets through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or by purchasing online at www.ticketmaster.com . “THE MOMENT” will also be broadcast on nearly 520 select movie theaters across the country. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at
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