The 38 year-old puts his undefeated record on the line once again opposite one of the world’s best and says he is looking forward to fighting in his own backyard of Nevada whilst reflecting on some of his amazing achievements over 19 long years.
“It’s always great to get back to the great city of Las Vegas. Lights, camera, action. The MGM Grand is the best hotel on earth. It was always my goal to be fighting there. The first time I went there for a fight was when I was 17, I saw James Toney and Roy Jones,” said Mayweather.
“I have had an unbelievable career. It all started with my father. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be where I am today. When you put all the pieces to the puzzle together, I just feel like I’m the centrepiece. Every day when I think about my career I don’t regret anything. We will go down in history as some of the best fighters, the fighting Mayweather’s.
“I hope the fight meets the hype. All we can do as fighters is go out there and perform and do what we do best.
“I have nothing to prove on May 2. I know about my skills, I know what I can do and I know what I bring to the sport of boxing. I am truly blessed to have broken all the records in boxing. Right now I don’t see any particular fighter breaking any of my records.
“I think that styles make fights, and I think that our two different styles make for an exciting fight,” he added.
Pacquiao, 36, is a 2-1 underdog to become the first to inflict defeat on Mayweather, although there are plenty that are predicting a tough night for ‘Money’ as the American edges nearer Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record.