In what has been dubbed by many as the fight of the century between Many Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum has called it good vs. evil.
Arum has made it clear that Pacquiao doesn’t like Mayweather because of the American’s history with domestic violence. But despite Pacquiao’s deep dislike of Mayweather, his goal is to beat him on the ring and then join together in a bible study.
"I just want to send this message to him – nothing personal," Pacquiao said. "We're just doing our jobs. And after the fight, if I could talk to him, I want to share the gospel of God. I want to share to him about God, why we need God."
Pacquiao and Mayweather are as different as it gets on and off the ring. “Money” Mayweather is known for his defensive prowess, while Pacquiao has even been called a “reckless figther” by Mayweather.
"That's how people like me, love me," Pacquiao said. "They like an exciting fight. You know, we call it boxing. Boxing is punching. ... That's what the fans want – action."
Off the ring, Mayweather is known for his over confidentiality and materialistic mind, while Pacquiao serves as a congressman in the Philippines and spends a lot of his money on family and needy families in his home country.
The May 2 fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is projected to make close to $400 million, and Mayweather and Pacquiao will split it 60-40 respectively, which Pacquiao is ok with.
"I'm not a materialistic person," Pacquiao said. He also added that his ability to help others financially "is a grace that God has entrusted to me. I'm just a steward of that grace."