POST-FIGHT PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
By Jason Aniel
Sun, 02 May 2010
Mayweather landed 208 of 477 punches at a staggering 44% connect rating. Mosley landed 92 of 252 punches at a 20% connect rating. Average connects/punches a round was Mayweather 17/39 and Mosley 7/37. That mean Mayweather threw on average more punches than Mosley.
The Mayweather vs. Mosley fight will be replayed next Saturday, May 8, 2010, at 9:45 p.m. ET/ 6:45 p.m. PT on HBO.
Oscar De La Hoya quotes:
?I honestly think Mayweather is the best boxer right now and maybe of all time.?
?Pacquiao makes mistakes and Mayweather will expose that and I?m convinced Mayweather is the best going now.?
?We know what both fighters have to do. As far as I?m concerned, Mayweather is the one to dictate the terms and say when and where. Mayweather is the king now.?
?We saw what drug testing can do and how it makes boxing look great and as long as we can agree to that, we can make fights.?
Nazim Richardson quotes:
?Shane was making excuses that he wasn?t doing what his trainer told him. And I said, don?t no one talk bad about my fighter, including you Shane.?
?Floyd Mayweather is a special guy and nothing he did surprised me.?
Shane Mosley quotes:
?I tired and it was a good fight and I was that close to get him. He did what he had to do to win the fight. I tip my hat to him. I?m glad he took the challenge.?
?He was hurt real bad and the most hurt he?s been in his entire career but he?s a warrior and proved it.?
?I just wasn?t able to make any adjustments.?
Floyd Mayweather Jr. quotes:
?Just a lot of hard work and belief.?
?The game plan was to relax and do me.?
?My team done one hell of a job. As long as my team takes care of business outside the ring and I do the work in the ring.?
?After the second round everyone was hoppin? and hallerin? and I?m a strong individual and it didn?t bother me.?
?This happens in boxing but I?m a strong individual. DeMarcus Corely hit me with a bigger shot. Zab Judah hit me with a harder shot.?
?I was in such good shape, my weight (147lbs) didn?t go anywhere.?
?Where a lot of fighter rely on power and speed, I rely on skills and smarts.?
?I was looking for a knockout but he was holding.?
?If the fight happens, it happens. I?m not out chasing fighters. Of course, I want to give fans the fight they want, if that?s Pacquiao, we can make it happen. I just want to make sure we?re on an even playing field.?
?I?m going to take a blood test in 55 minutes to prove I?m clean.?
Early indications show that Mayweather will hold the record for the second biggest PPV sales of all time.
Attendance was 15,107 people with a gate of 11 million. 12,448 seats sold on closed circuit.
Top photo: Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, lands a left against Shane Mosley, during their WBA welterweight boxing match Saturday, May 1, 2010, in Las Vegas. Mayweather Jr. beat Shane Mosley in a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken).
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