|Austin Trout Final Boxing Press Quotes|
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (Nov 29, 2012)
Trout, Undefeated WBA Super Welterweight World
Champion Quotes. "Miguel
Cotto is doing what other champions in this weight
class won't do by fighting me. I thank him for
we wanted was a chance. We had to go above and
beyond, under the radar for this chance.
plan on making history. Not because I made
Miguel Cotto a five-time world champion, but because I
will be the only person to beat Miguel Cotto in New
didn't get in this game for it to be easy. The harder
the hurdle is for me, the greater the victory. I
think the things we go through are what makes us who
the fight was confirmed, it took a while to sink
goal on Saturday is to get the crowd quiet. I
don't want to give them anything to cheer for.
feel great. I feel like this is my time. I
have wanted this fight for years. This was
preordained and I don't think God brought me here to
mom was in the army. She met my father there on
a base in Texas, but she was born in Brooklyn. I
have a lot of family here. I feel like I am more
of a New Yorker than Miguel Cotto.
fight is allowing all my dreams to come true. I
am crossing a lot off of my bucket list with this
one. After Saturday night, I'm either going to
become a big star or it could stop here."
Velez, Top Featherweight Prospect
want to thank Miguel Cotto personally. He has
helped me this entire camp.
am prepared. I am ready. I am happy to be
in this great legendary arena fighting a Mexican
am not fighting a uniform. I am fighting the guy
in the uniform." [In response to Sanchez saying
that he will wear his uncle's trunks during the
Sanchez II, Top Featherweight Prospect
want to thank my team, for preparing me and believing
in me from the beginning of my career. I am 100
is an honor for me to fight at Madison Square Garden,
30 years after my great uncle [Salvador Sanchez]
fought here. I am so happy to be wearing the
clothing that my uncle wore here.
miss this fight. It is going to be one of the
better bouts of the night."
Jacobs, Top Rated Middleweight Contender
is a privilege to be back here in the Mecca of
Boxing. I remember when I was 15 years old, too
young to even be in the Golden Gloves, I dreamed of
Trout and I were in the amateurs together. I am
very proud of him. Miguel Cotto is a true
champion. My girlfriend is a huge fan of
his...sometimes more than I would like her to be.
able to fight at the Garden is an honor. Tune
in. You won't be disappointed. I promise
Melendez, Super Welterweight Prospect
want to thank Miguel Cotto for giving me the
opportunity to be on such a great card. I'm very
also want to thank my team and my trainer. I'm
very well prepared and because of that I'm going to
give you a great fight on Saturday night."
Fontanez, Undefeated Junior Lightweight Rising
had a really strong camp with Miguel. We're
ready to get this win.
prepared properly. We know we're going to take
this victory and I want to thank all of the people of
Caguas, Puerto Rico."
Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions
are a large number of tickets sold so far. There
are still some remaining, starting at 50 dollars.
are happy to be back here in New York City.
Golden Boy Promotions has become active in New York
with back-to-back shows and we are planning on being
back here early next year as well.
has had one of the best years as relates to their
boxing programming. I am happy that we at Golden
Boy were able to play a part in that.
are very happy for Danny Jacobs that he is back
fighting at the Garden on Saturday night. I
think it means a lot to him and to fight fans as
sport of boxing is built on stories and what Danny
Jacobs went through, and how he fought to get to this
point, is a symbol of what fighters really
a fighter like Austin Trout has the opportunity to
step up and face a fighter like Miguel Cotto, he is
going to be ready. I'm sure you are going to see
the best Austin Trout has to offer.
lot of fighters have started their own promotional
companies and it hasn't worked out. I want to
celebrate Miguel for doing it the right way.
has been a world champion every single year since
2004. You are never going to see a boring Miguel
Cohen, President of Greg Cohen Promotions
will be Austin's third consecutive title defense on
Showtime and we appreciate the exposure he has gotten
on the network.
Square Garden is by far the greatest venue in all of
wanted this fight so badly. He said 'I don't
care if I have to fight Cotto for free. I will
do whatever it takes to make the fight.'
night is going to be electric. Austin Trout is
one of these special individuals who seizes the
night, Austin Trout will become a star. This is
Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General
Manager of SHOWTIME Sports
has been many years since SHOWTIME televised a boxing
event at the Garden and we think it is fitting as the
Garden undergoes under its transformation, SHOWTIME is
also undergoing a transformation. Golden Boy
Promotions and Miguel Cotto are a big part of
time Cotto fights, it is a special event, but when
Miguel fights at the Garden, it is extra special.
is a very special fighter. I have no doubt he
will fight the fight of his life on Saturday
two young men represent the best that this sport has
to offer. They are top quality athletes and top
quality individuals and I think that is deserving of
recognition and deserving of support."
Fisher, Executive Vice President of MSG Sports
are excited to welcome Miguel Cotto back to the
Garden, his home away from home.
is a great milestone that Miguel Cotto has eclipsed
during this promotion. He has a tremendous fan
base here in New York City, which is why he has sold
over 100,000 tickets in all of his eight fights here
at the Garden.
fight week and the excitement continues to build each
and every day. There is nothing better in the
Garden than a big fight like we are going to have
am not going to say that the Garden was renovated,
because it was truly transformed. It is a
different building and now all of the fight fans will
be able to experience the new Garden on Saturday
# # #
Cotto vs. Trout" is a 12-round
battle between Four-Time and Three-Division World
Champion Miguel Cotto and undefeated WBA Super
Welterweight World Champion Austin Trout taking place
on Saturday, December 1 at Madison Square Garden in
New York City. The co-featured fights will see
Jayson Velez take on Salvador Sanchez in a 10-round
fight for the vacant WBC Silver Featherweight title
and Danny "Miracle Man" Jacobs battle Chris "The Irish
Ghost" Fitzpatrick in an eight-round middleweight
fight. The event is promoted by Miguel Cotto
Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions in association
with Greg Cohen Promotions, sponsored by The Puerto
Rican Tourism Board and Corona and will be televised
live on SHOWTIME at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the
Tickets priced at $500, $300,
$200, $100 and $50, not including applicable service
charges and taxes, are available for purchase at the
Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster
outlets, Ticketmaster charge by
phone (866-858-0008) and online
at www.ticketmaster.com or www.thegarden.com.
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