Floyd Mayweather Meets The Press
18.04.07 - It's the fight everyone is talking about. On May 5th the whole world will be watching. De La Hoya – Mayweather: The World Awaits. One of the principals, Floyd Mayweather, held an open workout today to a throng of national and local media members who showed up at the newly opened Mayweather Boxing Gym in Las Vegas . Mayweather was joined by trainer/uncle Roger Mayweather and Leonard Ellerbe. Mayweather's father Floyd Sr. was also on hand to view the action.
Article posted on 18.04.2007
MAYWEATHER MEDIA DAY QUOTES - ON PREPARATION
"I'm very happy with the way camp is running for this fight. We're just doing what we do,
taking care of business. My job is to push my team to the limit. And my team's job is to push me to the limit..
"Oscar is just a name. I've been here before. I'm not nervous he's just another opponent to me.
"We know Oscar has problems with smart, slick boxers, he better have his game plan ready come May 5."
THE HYPE OF THE BIG FIGHT—
"I make a fight like this. I'm the one selling this fight. I need a good dance partner, he needs a good dance partner.
There's pressure on me but I don't put pressure on myself. I'm the pound for pound best. I'm supposed to win."
SAY WHAT YOU WANT OSCAR—
"Oscar keeps talking about being in the best shape of his life, before every fight he says the same thing, so why does he always get tired? And he will get tired.
"Even if Oscar was in the best physical shape of his life, there's no way mentally he's ready for this fight.
"Oscar keeps calling me a brat. He can say what he wants to say but he's gonna have to fight this brat May 5."
WHEN THE BELL RINGS…
"Yeah De La Hoya might come out fast. There are a lot of fighters that are front runners, but there are 11 more rounds.
"I don't think Oscar is the fastest fighter that I'll have ever faced. I feel Zab Judah was the fastest fighter I've ever faced. My game plan is just to be a smart fighter, weight and popularity doesn't win fights, intelligence wins fights."
YEAH I TRASH TALK…
"I'm the best at talking trash I'm also the best at going out there and backing it up. "
De La Hoya vs Mayweather is for the WBC super welterweight championship, Saturday, May 5, at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, the fight will be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
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