Jessie Vargas won't face Alfonso Gomez on May 5, but he's still part of the Mayweather vs Cotto undercard. (Photo by Gene Blevins - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions)
Mayweather Promotions fighters Jessie Vargas and Deandre Latimore joined Floyd Mayweather Jr for a media workout yesterday in Las Vegas, and shared their thoughts on their May 5 undercard fights.
Alfonso Gomez pulled out of his fight with Vargas yesterday due to a back injury. They're working on a replacement opponent, but you can't expect much given that this fight is a week and a half away. Latimore is still set to face Carlos Quintana.
After the jump, photos and quotes from both Vargas and Latimore.
"[On Gomez pulling out of the fight] I don't know anyone who has been in this position as much as anyone as me.
"I've been around the sport for a while. I have a massive amateur background and I'm not scared of anyone.
"There are different types of fighters - those that try to beat you physically and those that try to beat you mentally. Whoever they put in front of me can try, but it isn't going to happen.
"Robert [Alcazar] has been teaching me a lot and I'm looking forward to learning more.
"Robert is a great trainer and he's teaching me a style that I want to learn and build on.
"I'm a very confident fighter and whoever they have in front of me I will be ready.
"After people see me on pay-per-view I think they'll begin to recognize me and get to know who I am."
"It's been great working with Jeff [Mayweather]. I actually have someone who's bringing out the best in me.
"I know May 5 is going to be a tough fight, but people can expect to see fireworks.
"Now that I'm with a promotional company that cares about me, my family and what's best for my career, the hard work and dedication is paying off.
"When I was working with Floyd it wasn't easy at all. It was tough, but it was the best thing that could happen to me. He took me under his wing and now I'm going to take care of him by getting that victory on May 5.
"On May 5, I expect to have my hand raised when it's all said and done."
(All photos by Gene Blevins - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions)