Mayweather vs Cotto Puerto Rico presser pics and vid
The well-produced event was in stark contrast to Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley’s low-key press events earlier this month as Mayweather and Cotto officially announced the May 5 showdown amid fireworks, big screens and screaming fans.
And Mayweather, who was mostly jeered by the homecrowd, took the opportunity to aim a sideswipe at pound-for-pound rival Pacquaio, who he labelled a cheater.
‘One man has to rise to the occasion and that will be me,’ said Mayweather. ‘Floyd Mayweather is not a cheater like Antonio Margarito or Manny Pacquiao.’
Speaking in Spanish, Cotto took to the podium to briefly add, ‘I will prepare as never before to defend my title on May 5 in Las Vegas and return to Puerto Rico on May 6 as champion. I guarantee it.’
Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto in Puerto Rico to officially announce their May 5 mega-fight in Las Vegas' MGM Grand
Mayweather takes a shot at Manny Pacquiao during his time on the podium
Cotto promises to bring the title back to Puerto Rico on May 6
Mayweather and Cotto face off
The fighters pose for the cameras
Mayweather speaks to the press
Cotto does TV interview
Photos by Gabriel Gonzalez for Hoganphotos and Golden Boy Promotions