LAS VEGAS - Expectations are high, but the Saturday, Sept. 13 undercard promises to deliver, live on SHOWTIME PPV (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In the main event, undefeated 11-time world champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather will square off against Marcos "Chino" Maidana in a 12-round world championship bout for Mayweather's WBA Welterweight, WBC Welterweight and WBC Super Welterweight World Titles.
In the second pay-per-view fight of the evening, Miguel Vázquez will defend his IBF Lightweight World Championship against Mickey Bey in a 12-round bout.
Q: We're less than a week away from fight night. How are you feeling physically?
A: I'm feeling very good and strong. I'm prepared in every way and ready to win.
Q: Where did you train and who did you train with?
A: With with Javier Capetillo Sr. at the Ponce De Leon Boxing Gym in Montebello, Calif.
Q: What made you decide to train there?
A: It's a great private gym that I'm familiar with.
Q: What did you do to pass the time when you're not at the gym?
A: I tried to rest and spend time with my family. That's what I like to do with my free time.
Q: What motivates you most during training camp?
A: The Lord helps me and takes me to victory. That's my greatest motivation.
Q: You make a living in the toughest, most hardnosed sport there is. So what makes you truly happy?
A: Jesus Christ and the money.
Q: Did any family come along with you for training as you prepare for this fight?
A: Yes, it's been great having my family around. They help make camp more comfortable and are very supportive.
Q: You're coming off of 13 consecutive wins. Do you think that momentum will help you come Sept. 13?
A: Yes, the momentum is definitely going to help. I'm just very motivated to get another win and keep this going.
Q: This will be your third fight at MGM Grand. Do you believe that your previous experiences there will help you, and if so, how?
A: Yes, the experience should help. I've matured more too and that is going to help also. I'm mentally prepared for this fight.
Q: You've been getting more and more professional experience against American fighters. Do you notice any major differences between Mexican and American fighters?
A: No, I feel like all fighters are complicated and risky. I prepare for each of them the same.
Q: Are you doing anything special to prepare for Mickey's style of fighting? Do you see anything unique about his style that you're looking to expose?
A: I really don't watch too much video to study guys. I trust my trainer and let him guide me as far as the strategy is concerned.