Anyone who thought a more sane Ricardo Mayorga would hit the ground in Las Vegas this week was sadly mistaken. Mayorga is getting long in the teeth, but he still possesses the ability to enrage an opponent. Miguel Cotto was ready to ring his neck today at the final press conference for their Saturday fight.
Some of the classic Mayorga quotes included:
"I'd like to thank Bob Arum for allowing me to eat his sheep on Saturday night."
"I'm either going to knock Cotto down or I'm going to bust him open with a cut on one of [his] two eyes. I guarantee you that's going to happen in the first round. As soon as that bell sounds, I'm going after him. I'm going to kill this guy. I can sense that Cotto has a genuine fear of me. I can see it in his eyes. I can see it in his face."