The undefeated boxing superstar, Floyd Mayweather Jr. came face-to-face with the Filipino pride, Manny Pacquiao earlier as part of their “Mayweather vs. Pacquiao” kickoff press conference held at Los Angeles, California.
Since we’ve known for the last five years that Mayweather wanted to have a Pacquiao fight so badly, during the conference, they formally announce their welterweight world championship unification bout. The fight will take place on Saturday, May 2nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
We’re very excited to be making history today by officially announcing the biggest boxing event in the history of the sport, and one of the biggest events ever in all of sports.” – says Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe.
One of the most noteworthy moments of the presser was when Floyd Mayweather’s recognized and showed appreciation towards his father, whom he had personal issues with and towards Manny Pacquiao.
I’m in the gym working right now, dedicating myself to the sport, pushing myself to the limit because I never wanted to win a fight so bad in my life.” – says Floyd Mayweather Jr.
We’re going to undergo hard training for this fight and we will do our best on May 2nd to make you (fans) happy.” – says, People’s Champ, Manny Pacquiao
Meanwhile, according to Freddie Roach,
We are in the toughest fight of our life, we’re fighting the best fighter in the world, and we’re gonna kick his ass. I’m sorry, but good luck, Floyd.”
Check out what happen during the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Kickoff Press Conference in the video below: