Mayweather still defending Berto
- Updated: August 27, 2015
Below are quotes from the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, where Floyd Mayweather held court with media for the better part of three hours.
The training session included a sparring session from the No. 1 fighter in the world, which was a first as the 19 year veteran has previously closed sparring sessions to both the public and media.
During his media day on Wednesday at the Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas, WBC/WBA welterweight and super welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather compared his September 12 PPV challenger Andre Berto to Amir Khan, who had been campaigning to land the fight.
“Berto is two-time world champion,” said Mayweather. “No different than the other guy they talked about me fighting, Amir Khan. He’s two-time world champion also, just like Amir Khan. I think Amir Khan has three losses. Berto has three losses. It doesn’t really matter who I choose. They’re always going to have something to say. And I can only judge a man off his last opponent. And the last time Berto stepped out there, he did what he had to do.
“It doesn’t really matter who the opponent is. They’re always gonna have something to say. First it was ‘he’s scared of Pacquiao.’ Then I beat the guy they said was on such a high plateau. They’re never happy. As long as I’m satisfied, that’s what counts…I fought Cotto, I fought Canelo, Pacquiao, Diego Corrales when he was at the top, may he rest in peace. I fought him when he was undefeated. I fought Ricky Hatton when he was undefeated. I beat all the best fighters in my era.”