Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather looked more like businessmen than fighters when they strolled down the red carpet in their tailored suits and into the Nokia Theatre to officially announce their megafight on 2 May in Las Vegas in the presence of 700 credentialed media members.The fight was for boxing fans five years of seemingly endless waiting was over, and officially for 52 days away.
Mayweather said that he has a tough task in front of him and that fight the world can’t miss, because it’s always good to see the best fight the best and he has never wanted to win a fight so bad in his life.
Pacquiao said, this fight is very important in boxing history, it has been a long and strange trip to get to Mayweather v Pacquiao and they don’t want to leave a question mark in the minds of fans.
Mayweather cleared that he had only watched Pacquiao fight twice since five years or so. He was wearing a grey suit and stripped eggplant-colored shirt, he also secretive about his fight preparation, saying that he would have 10 southpaw sparring partners in his camp.
Pacquiao ranked second on many best pound-for-pound fighter lists while Mayweather is still the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. He (47-0, 26 KOs) is now 38, and the Filipino Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) is 36. Mayweather might not be able to avoid punches as easily as he once could