"Confidence is an athlete's worst enemy. Yes, I worry about the weight. Yes, I worry about what Cazares is going to bring. We're aware that if we work the same way we did the first time we can be victorious again".
"I had great preparation in our first fight, with a nutritionist and everything, weight lifting and a lot of sacrifice in the gym. I can't deny that I was strong, but i felt a little stiff with my hands, they weren't coming out right".
"I know a lot of people are worried because of what happened to Miguel Cotto, because Margarito and Hugo's corner are almost the same, but I repeat Miguel Cotto and Ivan Calderon are two different fighters. I've already showed that I can dominate him, although we had a little scare, the important thing is that I got up and survived".
"Margarito's victory will serve as motivation to shut Calderon's mouth, who has said that puertorican boxers are dominating mexicans".
"I say this with no disrespect towards puertorican boxers, but it's our moment. What Margarito did to Cotto made me really proud, he's a good friend and champion".
"We're going to give Calderon a really though fight. I'm going to be well prepared since this could be my last fight at 108. After that we'll see what the future holds for me".
In the pre weigh-in Calderon was 112 and Cazares 118. This fight is on August 30th in PR.
Calderon won the first fight by Split Decision.(but obviously should've been unanimous)
The contract stated that neither boxer could weigh over 118 pounds on the morning of the bout.
Hugo Fidel Cazares was rumored to have weighed 131 pounds in the ring. An increase of over 23 pounds from the prior day's weigh-in.