On Willie Monroe
"Willie is a very smart guy and he has a different style. He's good moving and he's a southpaw."
On his win over Martin Murray
"It was my first fight this year. My goal is four fights this year. Martin is a big guy, a strong guy. It was like a practice fight, you know? It felt good after four rounds. I controlled the fight. I needed time for practice. Abel says to me, my coach, 'Can you please not knock him down?'"
On Miguel Cotto
"I respect Miguel Cotto. He's a big name, he's a great champion. Right now he has the WBC belt. I have the interim (WBC) belt. I hope for the future it's a good fight for us."
"I understand it's a business. It will take time."
Gennady's Five Most Interesting Fights
#5 Peter Quillin: "Right now, Peter, he's not champion. He's not real right now. For the future, yes, of course, I want to fight with Peter. But now, like, nothing."
#4 Andre Ward: "I respect Andre, he is great champion. Fight with him, my first focus is 160. Second, I want pay-per-view fight. Excuse me, Andre, fight with him now is not pay-per-view fight. It's not unification fight, not pay-per-view fight, just nothing. Just for fans. For future, of course, maybe next year, maybe for future. Of course."
#3 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: "Not interest now because he's a lot of talk. He has big mouth. 172, 160, 165, 168, 175, like, he's not real. Not now. ... He's not serious. Not right now, no."
#2 Canelo Alvarez: "Saul, he's great champion. He's young, he's very strong guy. Maybe I need time for big fight first. Big pay-per-view fight. For fans, this is biggest fight. I respect Canelo. He is great champion. Right now, he think maybe he go to middleweight division."
#1 Miguel Cotto: "Miguel number one, because he's WBC champion and I have interim belt. I'm very close. Good name, good record, big name. My goal right now is Miguel."