Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao stood face-to-face at the Nokia Theater Live in Los Angeles on Wednesday (March 11) to hype what some consider the fight of the century.
Following red-carpet arrivals, the fighters were introduced to more than 700 credentialed media members, where they both said they’d be ready on May 2nd, when they fight live from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.
“Since the fight was announced, the response from the public has been unbelievable, and it’s even more clear that this is the fight the fans want to see,” said Mayweather. “I’m grateful that Manny Pacquiao and I were able to make it happen. This will be the biggest event in the history of boxing. I can’t thank my team enough for their support from day one. I’m more motivated than ever to put on an unbelievable show, and I’ll be ready for May 2.”
“I will be ready for my date with destiny on May 2,” said Pacquiao. “I am very happy that Floyd Mayweather and I can give the fans the fight they have wanted for so many years. They have waited long enough and they deserve it. It is their mandate. It is an honor to be part of this historic event. I dedicate this fight to all the fans who willed this fight to happen and, as always, to bring glory to the Philippines and my fellow Filipinos around the world.”
Years in the making, Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) will try to hand Floyd Mayweather the first loss of his career, while the undefeated boxing star attempts to prove that he’s the greatest ever.
Watch the full press conference below.