Welterweight

Floyd Mayweather: 'Money' Thanks Mexican, Puerto Rican, Latin and UK Boxing Fans

Courtesy Floydmayweatherjr.org
Courtesy Floydmayweatherjr.org
Nedu ObiAnalyst IIMarch 6, 2012

Floyd Mayweather showed his love and appreciation to the Mexican, Puerto Rican, Latin and UK boxing fans during the final leg of the Mayweather-Cotto press tour, held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.

According to Boxingscene, though the five-division champion thanked the aforementioned fans for their continued support of the sweet science—it was the Mexican contingent for whom “Money” saved the best accolades.

Like I said, and I mean it, Puerto Rican fans know a lot about boxing. And the Puerto Rican fans are true boxing fans.  But the number one fans are Mexican. We all know there’s no fans like Mexican fans.

The fans, the Puerto Rican fans. The Mexican fans. The Latin fans. The fans all over the world have done an amazing job in supporting us fighters and keeping the sport of boxing alive. My fan base is worldwide. My UK fans are remarkable. You know my fans come out from all over the world.

In November of 1996, Mayweather, in his second professional bout, fought and defeated Reggie Sanders in the Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

And in 2007, when he usurped the WBA super welterweight title from Oscar De La Hoya’s grasp, he showed his affection and gratitude to the Mexican fans for their unwavering support by wearing a sombrero and the country’s flag colors into the ring.

Mayweather (42-0-26 KOs) is scheduled to contest the WBC super welterweight crown currently held by Miguel Cotto (37-2-30 KOs) on Cinco de Mayo.

 

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