Canelo Alvarez and Shane Mosley meet on the May 5 HBO pay-per-view card headlined by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Miguel Cotto, and joined the main event stars yesterday in Los Angeles for the final stop on the three-city press tour. Here's what they had to say.
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"I used to watch Shane Mosley's fights. Now I am fighting him. It is like a dream. May 5 is going to be a great night. Don't miss it.
"I think this is going to be the hardest fight I have had yet.
"I want to be one of the best fighters in history, but first, I need to beat Mosley.
"May 5 is a great night for Mexicans. I need to do something very great for my Mexican fans."
On fighting Mayweather or Cotto
"They are two of the best. I would want to fight either one."
"I fought both of the main event guys. I think it is going to be a tremendous fight and I am excited and honored to be on the undercard. I think Canelo and I could probably be a main event, but I am proud to be a part of this.
"My motivation to continue fighting is that I love what I do and I'm going to be in boxing forever.
"I'm fighting a good guy who is young and I care about his career, but I also care about my career. I'm at 100 percent and that's unfortunate for Canelo."
Richard Schaefer (CEO, Golden Boy Promotions)
"I am proud to say that we have put together an extraordinary night on May 5 that will leave fans saying 'Long live boxing.'
"Four of the best fighters in the world are standing right here [at Grauman's Chinese Theatre].
"A legend like [Mosley] is never done. They said the same thing about him when he fought Antonio Margarito. You can never count someone like Shane Mosley out."