THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo” press tour continued on a beautiful summer Sunday in Mexico’s capital city where local police estimated that 32,000 excitable fans turned out at Monumento de los Niños Heroes to greet pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather and national hero Canelo Alvarez.
Mexican television network Televisa covered the proceedings, which, like the previous six stops on this unprecedented press tour, was part press conference and part fan rally.
Below are Quotes from Mayweather and Canelo on Sunday in Mexico City:
Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Eight-Time and Five Division World Champion
“It’s great to be in Mexico. The turnout here and all throughout this tour has been amazing. Canelo has a lot of fans here in Mexico. We expected that, but I don’t fight for one country. I fight for the whole world.
“I have faced a lot of great champions in my career and I can honestly say that my toughest opponents have been Mexican.
“One thing I know is that Mexicans know boxing.
“I got into this sport to be the best and I’m pretty sure Canelo got into the sport to be the best, but the difference is that I was born to win and I will die to win.
I don’t know how this fight is going to play out. That’s what makes this match-up so interesting. We’ll all find out on September 14.
“I’m the pound-for-pound best. I’m ‘The One,’ and on September 14, you’ll see.
“I commend Canelo. He’s a young, strong champion. I congratulate his team, but when you face Floyd Mayweather you face the best.
“Right now I just can’t be beat. Maybe in 20 years he’ll be the king, but not right now. September 14 is just another day for me.”