Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao attended a press conference Wednesday to promote the long-awaited May 2 fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Although not much thrash talking happened, there were some things worth talking about.
The fight is being called “the fight of the century,” and it seems to be very fitting. According to FoxSports.com, the fight is set to be worth $250 million—the most in boxing history—and ticket prices were set for $1,500 to $7,500. The prices were announced at the press conference but the date for when they will go on sale has not been announced.
Pacquiao spoke first and he kept it very clean and professional.
“The fight is on and I know you’re very excited,” Pacquiao, said. “Both of us are undergoing hard training for this fight and we will do our best on May 2 to make you happy.
“The most important thing is the name of the Lord will be glorified.”
Mayweather, like Pacquiao, didn’t send too much thrash talk towards his opponent, but did manage to subtly bring up his undefeated record after 47 fights, while Pacquiao has a 57-5-2 record.
“It’s been a long road, but we’re here now,” said Mayweather. “May 2, the fight of the century. It’s all about fighting the best and Pacquiao is one of the best fighters of this era.
“One thing I do know about any sport: When you lose, it’s in your mind,” Mayweather said. “If you lost once, it’s in your mind. If you lost twice, it’s in your mind. From day one, I was always taught to be a winner no matter what.”
Besides the two fighters talking, Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, was the only one to talk thrash. He recently accepted that training Pacquiao to fight Mayweather will be the biggest challenge of his life and he added a few other comments Wednesday.
"We're fighting the best fighter in the world, and we're gonna kick his ass,” Roach said. “I’m sorry, but good luck, Floyd.”
The press conference didn’t cause too much buzz, but that doesn’t change anything. These two fighters will battle in “the fight of the century,” and May 2 can’t come soon enough.