"Action Heroes" Morales, Maidana, Guerrero, Kirkland, Malignaggi, Cotto On Their Greatest Heroes

Before this week's "Action Heroes" boxing event on HBO PPV, the fights' participants share their favorite superheroes:

Paulie Malignaggi, James Kirkland, Robert Guerrero, Erik Morales, Marcos Maidana, Michael Katsidis and Jose Miguel Cotto pose on April 5, 2011 during their arrivals at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada in advance of their respective April 9, 2011 fights. Photo: Gene Blevins - Hoganphotos

Erik Morales:  "My favorite action hero is Spiderman.  I like Spiderman because he uses his brain to get out of tough situations."

Marcos Maidana:  "I like Argentinean national comic book hero Patoruzu.  He possessed super human physical strength and was also very generous."

Robert Guerrero:  "Jesus Christ is my super hero because he has faith, patience and determination."

Michael Katsidis: "Superman because I have super human strengths like he does."

James Kirkland: "I always liked Spiderman because he was always willing to take on any one who crossed his path regardless of their size."

Paulie Malignaggi: "My favorite action hero as a kid was the Incredible Hulk.  As an athlete, I think I make a similar transformation from my everyday life then move into fight week where the "Hulk" in me comes out.  Now, my favorite action hero is definitely myself, 'Magic Man,' who was sent here to save the world of boxing and rid it of all its evil forces and unworthy opponents."

Jose Miguel Cotto: "Growing up, my favorite action hero was Tarzan, King of the Jungle because he is raw and powerful."