Floyd Mayweather Sr. swears that it will be a total shock if his son Floyd Jr. loses to Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
In an interview with MLive.com over the weekend, Floyd Sr. told ace scribe David Mayo that it (loss) “would shock the (expletive) out of me.”
“It would shock the hell out of me. But you’ve got to live on, man,” said Floyd Sr., admitting that there remains a possibility that Pacquiao could pull off a huge surprise.
The MGM Grand, site of the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather world welterweight championship, has put up a giant electronic display/advertisement in one of its buildings announcing the mega fight.
The 16,200-seat Grand Garden Arena will stage the richest fight in history with VIPs from the world of politics, sports, business, entertainment and the arts, in attendance.
The Grand Garden Arena has been home to many of the most unforgettable fights in the history of the sport and it was there that Mike Tyson bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear in 1997.
It was also at the same venue where Oscar De La Hoya, Pacquiao and Mayweather scored many of their biggest wins.
Floyd Mayweather has posted a video of himself training in the pool with conditioning coach Alex Ariza presiding over the session.
Ariza also employed the same routine when he was still with Manny Pacquiao from 2008 until 2012.
Australian Justine Fortune has returned to Pacquiao’s camp following lead trainer Freddie Roach’s decision to fire the LA-bred Colombian.
Courtesy of Nick Giongco of the Manila Bulletin. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickSpeaks