Leonard Ellerbe, CEO, Mayweather Promotions
“We would like to thank each and every one of you for coming out today to support this tremendous event that we’re having on September 14. We have a young, great fighter in Canelo Alvarez who thinks that he’s ‘THE ONE’ going up against the best fighter in the world and who’s been the best fighter in the world for a number of years. He is ‘THE ONE.’
“This fight we feel will break records all over the world. The reason Floyd wanted to take this fight is because of you, the fans, and come September 14 that’s what you will get, a great, great fight.”
Richard Schaefer, CEO, Golden Boy Promotions
“Wow, New York, you did it again…huge, huge crowd here in Times Square! Since 2007, I’ve had the pleasure to work with Floyd and his team. Here in New York, we were at RockefellerPlaza, we were at the EmpireStateBuilding and now here at Times Square, but wouldn’t you agree, Floyd, that this is the best one yet?
“This is the one fight everybody wanted. The one fight everybody waited for. Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is the one...he is highest-paid one, he’s the best one, he’s the pound for pound one, he’s the one in a generation and maybe the one in a lifetime, but will he be ‘THE ONE’ at the end of September 14 or will we have the next one, the new one, Canelo Alvarez?
“Canelo is the Mexican James Dean. He has a cult-like following. He’s the one Mexico has been waiting for. He’s the one who will give Mayweather the biggest test of his career. He’s the younger one, he’s the bigger one, he is the stronger one…and he is the better looking one. Sorry Floyd, just kidding.
“The one thing I know is that September 14 the world will be watching who will be ‘THE ONE.’ Make sure if you can’t be live at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas – tickets will go on sale tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster or at MGM – you watch it live on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View.
“I want to quickly thank our sponsors, most of all Corona, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Valvoline for putting their efforts behind this great fight.
“This is without doubt the single biggest fight we have promoted. This is a record-breaker and if you have watched boxing before, I know you’ll watch this fight and if you haven’t make sure you don’t miss it September 14. The fight will be shown in movie theaters across the nation as well on over 400 screens which is something that is exclusive to Mayweather fights.”
Oscar De La Hoya, President, Golden Boy Promotions
“New York, are you ready? On September 14 we will have not a good fight, but a great fight. Floyd Mayweather, the pound-for-pound champion of the world against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez who is Mexico’s biggest sports figure and Mexico’s biggest icon.”
Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports
“At SHOWTIME our goal is very simple: we want to bring you the most exciting, the most action-packed fights with boxing’s biggest stars. That’s exactly what SHOWTIME has become known for. In just the last few weeks, SHOWTIME has brought you Alfredo Angulo, Josesito Lopez, Marcos Maidana, Danny Garcia, Peter Quillin, Adrien Broner and Amir Khan. Now, SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View is bringing you the two biggest stars in the sport, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez.
“SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View is proud to be bringing you, ‘THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo,’ the one fight you’ve all been waiting for. In every sport, there are certain, rare occasions when you have the best against the best. The Super Bowl, The Final Four, College Football’s National Championship…September 14 will be one of those occasions with the two biggest stars in the sport and the two biggest fan bases. We have America’s number one fighter versus Mexico’s number one fighter. We have the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the sport versus the number one new star in the sport.
“This is a must-see event and as usual SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View will be there every step of the way. From today’s press conference that is being streamed on SHOWTIME’s website to all the other remaining stops on the tour, make sure you check out SHOWTIME’s website for daily updates. As usual, ALL ACCESS will take you behind the scenes and we will be announcing the schedule for ALL ACCESS very shortly. We will see you all on September 14.”
Jose “Chepo” Reynoso, Manager of Canelo
“I just want to say we are ready for this fight. Canelo is going to train like he always does. Viva Mexico!”