Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather in Red carpet conference
The day finally came when the 2 boxing superstars face each other to officially unveil their superfight to happen on May 2.
After their respective introduction Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao went onstage for a very tense staredown with confident stance. Several seconds after, they finally turned to the audience for photo opp.
Pacquiao Promoter Bob Arum, expresses his excitement for the upcoming match believing that the whole world will be watching and will not miss the fight of the lifetime.
“It’s great to be part of an event that so elevates the sport of boxing,” Arumsaid. “When we compare it to other events, other major events like the Super Bowl, even the Olympics – we get worldwide attention to those events and it’s been rare that that worldwide attention focuses on a boxing match. And believe me, with the help of everyone, the entire world will be watching May 2nd in the US, May 3rd in asia, but they’ll all be watching this great event unfold. And it’s a credit to the sport of boxing that we’ve been able to put on such an event.”
Pacquiao’s coach Freddie Roach says he ie very excited and looks forward for the fight.
“I’d really like to thank everyone who made this fight happen,” the six-time Trainer of the Year says. “I love challenges. This is the biggest challenge of my life. It’s finally here, it’s finally in front of me. I’ve been looking forward to it for a long time.
“We are in the toughest fight of our life. We’re fighting the best fighter in the world. And we’re going to kick his ass. I’m sorry. Good luck, Floyd.”
Arum then calls Manny Pacquiao after his introduction that tapped the roots of the Filipino people.
“I believe this is what you have been waiting for since five years ago,” Pacquiao says. “The fight is on and you’re very excited. Both of us, we are going to undergo hard training for this fight. We will do our best and on May 2 to make you happy.
“The most important thing … is the name of the lord. The name of the lord will be glorified. I want to let the people know that there is a God who can raise people from nothing into something. And that’s me. I came from nothing into something.”
Floyd Mayweather was introduced to give his speech
“It’s all about the best fighting the best. And Pacquiao is one fo the best fighters of this era. Everything is about timing. I think we couldn’t choose a better time. Our game plan is just to be smart and take it one fight at a time, like all 47 [previous] fights. This is a fight that the world can’t miss. This is an unbelievable matchup. Action-packed fight. I’m in the gym working right now, dedicating myself to the sport. Pushing myself to the limit because I’ve never wanted to win a fight so bad in my life. And I’m pretty sure he’s going to push himself to the limit, because wants to win the same way.
“One thing I do know about any sport. When you lose, it’s in your mind. 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. Be a winner. Push yourself to the limit. Stay focused and be the best that you can be. Stephen Espinoza, I want to thank you. Richard Sturm, I want to thank you. Bob Arum, Team Pacquiao. Because without everyone together, we couldn’t make this fight happen. So I have to be thankful for us coming together as one, so we can give the world what thay want to see:
“Mayweather-Pacquiao, the biggest fight in boxing history.”
Meanwhile the price of the ticket was also mentioned and it will range from $1,500 to $7,500. The date when the ticket will go on sale will be announced in the next coming days.