NEW YORK —
“To be the best,” Alvarez said when asked before the news conference what his motivation is to fight Mayweather now. “(I want) to go down in history as the guy who beat the guy people consider the best.”
When the news conference was over, both fighters got up and stared each other down one more time. And again, the crowd went wild.
“It’s always been one of my ultimate goals to get to the pinnacle of the sport and push myself to the limit by facing the best,” Mayweather said. “He’s a young champion. What else can I say?”