Pacquiao in magnificent shape for Mayweather (photos)

Phil Jay 15/04/2015


Reigning WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is in top shape for his upcoming super-fight with WBC and WBA title holder Floyd Mayweather Jr as the Filipino edges towards the final two week countdown.

The 36 year-old, who has won full and recognised world titles in seven weight divisions, looked chiselled and muscle-bound in a recent appearance at the Wild Card Gym ahead of his May 2 pay-per-view blockbuster with Mayweather in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pacquiao is back in form following a shock defeat to Juan Manuel Marquez in December 2012 and looks to be in peak condition to give five-weight king Mayweather the fight of his career at the world famous MGM Grand. Opponent ‘Money’ has never lost in 47 bouts professionally in an unbeaten streak stretching back to a judging robbery at the Olympic semi-finals in Atlanta nineteen years ago and Pacquiao is certain to be his toughest test yet.

Pound for pound number one Mayweather, 38, held his final media day on Tuesday at his own gym in front of a packed array of journalists from all over the globe, whilst number two Pacquiao is due to host reporters himself in Hollywood on Wednesday.

Click here for Mayweather’s media workout video

Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao for the undisputed welterweight and pound for pound championship is live on Showtime and HBO PPV priced at $99.95 in the US, whilst Sky Sports Box Office will broadcast the event in the UK for £19.95.