The Moment Mayweather vs. Maidana Undercard Press Conference:
Undercard fighters from “The Moment: Mayweather vs. Maidana” took the stage at the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand today for the final press conference before their fights this Saturday, May 3, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
AMIR “KING” KHAN
“This is a great event, every fight here could be a main event. There’s a lot of great fighters up here.
“I’m excited to put on a great show. I’ve trained my way up to this weight. The hand speed and movement is always going to be here but there are a lot of news things you will see.
“I’m going to put on a great performance and I hope we give the fans what they want.
“Spending this time with (trainer) Virgil Hunter has only made me a better boxer. This is the only time I’ve had time off to rest and take a break from boxing.
“As long as I put on a great performance I’ll earn that shot [at fighting Mayweather]. But, to be honest, I’m not looking past Collazo. I need to win this fight and take it from there. I need to put on a good performance and we’ll see what happens.
“It’s going to be a hard fight. It will be tough and exciting, but I think I have all the tools to beat him.
“I’ve been working hard and improving myself. It’s not like I’ve been taking time off. I’ve been sparring and working on my style.
“He’s coming off a big win so I know it won’t be an easy fight. I’m looking to make a big statement on the Mayweather undercard.”
“This is the highest of the high for a boxer and I’m humbled by the opportunity.
“It’s been a tremendous ride. I’m blessed to be here and soak this moment in.
“Khan, welcome to the welterweight division. Once the bell rings you’re going to see the best Collazo you’ve ever seen.
“I’m going to give the fight fans what they want; make sure you tune in and don’t miss it. It’s going to be a special night.”
ADRIEN “THE PROBLEM” BRONER
“I’m coming to do damage. I’m punching with bad intentions and I’m back on my A-game.
“I’m thankful God slowed me down and showed me how to be humble. I know he can take it all away.
“I’m still that same flashy, hungry young man.
“I feel disrespected. I’m a main event fighter. You can put Adrien Broner anywhere. You put Carlos Molina in front of me, and I feel disrespected.”
“We’re ready. Come Saturday night this is pay-per-view, so you know we’re going for broke on this one. We’re letting our hands fly.
“I know I’m going to have a lot of great fans after this victory.”
“This is a crazy card to be on. All these guys up here are coming to put on a show and I’m looking to do the same thing.
“I know Periban is a tough, rugged fighter and I’m prepared for that. I’ve had a great camp. My trainer pushed me to the limit.
“We’re in this to win and we want to let you know that I am the future of this sport.”
MARCO ANTONIO PERIBAN
“I just want to invite everybody to watch this fight. It’s going to be great, and I’m prepared.
“Saturday is going to be a great show, a great fight. I’m well prepared for this. I’m going to give every ounce of me so that I can regain a title shot. That’s what I’m here for.
“I know that J’Leon is a strong fighter and I have to give a strong performance. That’s the only way I can win.”