Mayweather-Ortiz, Alvarez-Gomez, Morales-Canos, Vargas-Lopez final quotes; Gonzalez-Mtagwa tonight

Floyd "Money" Mayweather, Six-Time and Five Division World Champion

"I'm going to go in there with class and will leave there with class.

"Victor Ortiz said the fight won't go the distance. So I say ok, it won't go the distance.

"I don't have to brag, I don't have to boast. I'm going to go in there and execute the game plan.

"[To Oscar De La Hoya] You've done a hell of a job with Victor Ortiz's career.

"I've fought them all, never backed down, stayed focused and was always at my best.

"I want to thank the press and the media for keeping me relevant.

"[To Ortiz] You're an amazing athlete. I know you're going to bring your best. Let's give the fans what they want to see.

"[To Ortiz Trainer Danny Garcia]You say I'm a dirty boxer. Boxing is a dirty sport."

"Vicious" Victor Ortiz, WBC Welterweight World Champion

"I want to thank Team Mayweather for this opportunity, but let's not forget I am the current champion of the world and I will remain champion.

"Forty-one of those fighters [defeated Mayweather opponents]were not me. Forty-one of those couldn't move like me.

"I am going to teach you what it's like to have a loss on your record.

"Somebody's scared, but I'm going to hold my hands up and I'm going to put you on your ass."

Canelo Alvarez, WBC Super Welterweight World Champion

"I'm very happy to be the main event at STAPLES Center. I never thought I'd be a champion this young.

"Obviously Alfonso is a very good fighter. I prepared very well. It will be a tough fight, an exciting fight and the winners are going to be fans."

Alfonso Gomez, Top-Rated Super Welterweight Contender

"This fight is the opportunity of a lifetime, fighting a boxer as popular as Canelo Alvarez and on a weekend like this - Mexican Independence Weekend.

"I'm going to take this opportunity to show my talent and show the world the type of fighter that I am.

"I feel his road to this fight has been paved for him to get here. I have done it the hard way and have overcome every obstacle in my way to get to the same place. I don't think he'll show me anything I haven't already seen.

"Golden Boy has given this opportunity to fight on this great fight card with Mayweather and Ortiz and if I beat Canelo I would love to give him the rematch."

Erik "El Terrible" Morales, Six-Time and Three Division World Champion

"I am well prepared. I know there have been some changes in terms of my opponent, but we have made the necessary adjustments.

"I'm very confident we are going to come out with our hands raised.

"It's going to be a great fight. I'm ready."

Pablo Cesar Cano, Undefeated Super Lightweight Contender

"I am very happy to be here. It is the first time, but I am sure it won't be the last.

"Ever since I started boxing, I have dreamt of this moment. I've had dreams and have set goals, and now my dream is coming true and my goals are being met.

"I am hungry for a win. I'm not here to test if I can do this. I am here because I know I will win.

"My whole life in boxing has been about challenges. I'm ready for this one. I'm here and I'm ready for it.

"I know I'm very young and a lot of you might think it's too early. I'm going to show you what I can do. Viva Mexico!"

Jessie Vargas, Undefeated Super Lightweight Contender

"It is an honor to be on this fight card with such big legends of boxing like the best pound-for-pound

champion Floyd Mayweather, who is also my boss.

"I've been training hard for seven weeks and for seven weeks I've been waiting for this Saturday. I feel strong and fast and look forward to coming out with the victory.

"I'm not just going to give you fans a great fight; I'm looking for the knockout.

"This is a great opportunity and I'm going take advantage of it."

Josesito Lopez, Top-Rated Super Lightweight Contender

"I'm very excited for this fight. I feel this is my time to shine.

"I've had a long tough training camp. I'm ready and excited to show my talent in the ring."

WBC stats: Gonzalez-Mtagwa


September 15, 2011 – Mexico City.

From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:


WBC Featherweight World Championship

El Paso, Texas - County Coliseum

September 15, 2011

This will be the 1,886th fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 49-year history.




WBC Featherweight Champion

Age, date of birth: 30 (September 15, 1981)

Residence: Mexico City, D.F., Mexico

Birthplace: Mexico City, D.F., Mexico

Record: 49-7, 43 KOs

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 273

World title fights: 8 (5-3)

Manager: Oswaldo Kuchle

Trainer: Ignacio Beristain

Promoters: Goossen Tutor Promotions, Promociones del Pueblo

ROGERS “The Tiger” MTAGWA (Tanzania)

Ranked WBC No. 14 at featherweight

Age, date of birth: 32 (March 22, 1979)

Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Birthplace: Dodoma, Tanzania

Record: 27-14-2, 1 NC, 19 KOs

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 292

World title fights: 2 (0-2)

Manager: Joe Parella

Trainer: Bobby “Boogaloo” Watts

Promoter: Russell Peltz


1. Davey Moore (US)

2. Ultiminio Ramos (Mex)

3. Vicente Saldivar (Mex)

4. Howard Winstone (Wales)

5. Jose Legra (Cuba)

6. Johnny Famechon (Fran)

7. Vicente Saldivar (Mex) *

8. Kuniaki Shibata (Japan)

9. Clemente Sanchez (Mex)

10. Jose Legra (Cuba) *

11. Eder Jofre (Bra)

12. Bobby Chacon (US)

13. Ruben Olivares (Mex)

14. David Kotey (Ghana)

15. Danny Lopez (US)

16. Salvador Sanchez (Mex)

17. Juan Laporte (P. Rico)

18. Wilfredo Gomez (P. Rico)

19. Azumah Nelson (Ghana)

20. Jeff Fenech (Aust)

21. Marcos Villasana (Mex)

22. Paul Hodkinson (GB)

23. Goyo Vargas (Mex)

24. Kevin Kelley (US)

25. Alejandro Gonzalez (Mex)

26. Manuel Medina (Mex)

27. Luisito Espinosa (Phil)

28. Cesar Soto (Mex)

29. Naseem Hamed (GB)

30. Guty Espadas (Mex)

31. Erik Morales (Mex)

32. Marco Antonio Barrera (Mex)

33. Erik Morales (Mex)

34. Injin Chi (Korea)

35. Humberto Soto (Mexico) Interim

36. Takashi Koshimoto (Japan)

37. Rodolfo Lopez (Mexico)

38. Injin Chi (Korea) *

39. Jorge Linares (Venezuela)

40. Oscar Larios (Mexico)

41. Takahiro Aoh (Japan)

42. Elio Rojas (Dom. R.)

43. Hozumi Hasegawa (Japan)

44. Jhonny Gonzalez (Mexico)

* Regained title

WBC Top 10

1. Ultiminio Ramos

2. Salvador Sanchez

3. Erik Morales

4. Marco Antonio Barrera

5. Vicente Saldivar

6. Azumah Nelson

7. Davey Moore

8. Naseem Hamed

9. Howard Winstone

10. Danny Lopez

41 world champions have been recognized by the WBC, of whom only three have regained the title: Vicente Saldivar (Mexico), Jose Legra (Cuba-Spain), Erik Morales (Mexico), Injin Chi (Korea).


42 WBC bouts have been held in Texas in the history of the WBC.

9 WBC featherweight title fights have been held in Texas in the history of the WBC, the highest in any division.


There have been 29 WBC title fights between Mexico and Africa. Mexico has won 19 bouts, Africa has won 10 fights .


Jull. 13, 1963 Ultiminio Ramos W15 Rafiu King, Naucalpan - F

Sep. 20, 1975 David Kotey W15 Ruben Olivares, Los Angeles - F

Mar. 8, 1981 Cornelius Boza-Edwards W15 Rafael Limon, Stockton - SF

Jul. 21, 1982 Salvador Sanchez TKO15 Azumah Nelson, New York - F

Feb. 25, 1986 Azumah Nelson W12 Marcos Villasana, Los Angeles - F

Oct. 10, 1987 Jose Luis Ramirez KO5 Cornelius Boza-Edwards, Paris - L

Feb. 29, 1988 Azumah Nelson W12 Mario Martinez, Inglewood - SF

Nov. 11, 1989 Nana Konadu W12 Gilberto Roman, Mexico City – S FL

Sep. 16, 1995 Julio Cesar Chavez W12 David Kamau, Las Vegas - SL

Dec. 1, 1995 Azumah Nelson TKO5 Gabriel Ruelas, Palm Springs - SF

Jun. 14, 1997 Oscar De La Hoya KO2 David Kamau, San Antonio - W

Feb. 13, 1999 Oscar De La Hoya W12 Ike Quartey, Las Vegas - W

Oct. 24, 2009 Tomas Rojas W12 Evans Mbamba (Interim), Veracruz – S FL

Dec. 4, 2010 Saul Alvarez W12 Lovemore Ndou (Silver), Veracruz - SW

Aug. 13, 2011 Abner Mares W12 Joseph Agbeko (Silver), Las Vegas - B

WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.

Promoter Gary Shaw Ring 8 Sept. Guest Speaker

NEW YORK, NY (September 15, 2011) – World renown boxing promoter Gary Shaw will be the special guest speaker Tuesday evening (Sept. 20) for RING 8’s monthly meeting (7 PM/ET start) at the historic Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City.

In 1971, he first got into boxing as an Inspector for the New Jersey Athletic Commission, serving 28 years including a promotion to Chief Inspector. Gary joined Main Events in 1999 as its Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”).

As President and CEO of Gary Shaw Productions, Shaw has promoted and co-promoted some of the most significant shows in boxing history, including Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson, Felix Trinidad vs. Fernando Vergas, Lewis vs. Vitali Klitschko,Winky Wright vs. Trinidad, Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo, and Shane Mosely vs. Wright. Gary has also promoted many of the biggest names in boxing such as Manny Pacquiao, Tyson, Lewis, Mosley, Vargas, Arturo Gatti, Wright and Corrales.

Today, Gary Shaw Promotions handles many great boxers, among the more notables, former world champions, light heavyweight Chad Dawson and bantamweight Vic Darchinyan, IBF middleweight titlist Danny Geale, and WBA No. 1 cruiserweight contender Lateef Kayode.

“We’re grateful to Gary for taking time out from his very busy schedule to be our guest speaker,” RING 8 president Bob Duffy said. “Few boxing promoters have achieved as much as Gary and his company remains one of the strongest promotional companies in boxing. Our members will learn a lot and hear some great boxing stories.”

Formed in 1954 by an ex-prizefighter, Jack Grebelsky, RING 8 became the eighth subsidiary of what was then known as the National Veteran Boxers Association -- hence, RING “8” --and today the organization’s motto still remains: Boxers Helping Boxers.

RING 8 is fully committed to supporting the less fortunate people in the boxing community that may require assistance in terms of paying rent, medical expenses, or whatever justifiable need.

Go on line to for more information about RING 8, the largest group of its kind in the United States with more than 350 members. Annual membership dues is only $25.00 and each member is entitled to a buffet dinner at RING 8 monthly meetings, the thirdTuesday of every month, excluding July and August.

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