Manny Pacquiao arrived in Las Vegas on Monday night, after finishing his last training for the long expected title fight against Floyd Mayweather on Saturday May 2, at the MGM Grand.
He was accompanied by his family, and without any public statements. The Filippino Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KO) WBO champion arrived at the hotel Mandalay Bay where he was greeted by his fans.
On Tuesday afternoon, the WBA super champion and welterweight WBC champion Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KO), will be arriving at the MGM Grand.
The weigh-in ceremony will be this Friday at the site of the fight. For the first time tickets were sold to witness the weighing, and the money raised will be given to charity.
Pacquiao: “I’m not nervous. I like it when I’m not the favorite”
The WBO welterweight champion, Manny Pacquiao, met with fans and the press at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, before his fight of this Saturday with the WBA super champion and WBC king, Floyd Mayweather.
“I’m not nervous. I like it when I’m not the favorite” Pacquiao told the audience,” I’m excited. My killer instinct is there. “
He was surprised by the large fan crowd, the Filipino fighter said that this fight “is personal, because we have to prove something to our fans,” and to the question if he was excited, the effusive response of the fans, Pacquiao said, “relax, I will win “.
He confessed that he has worked hard to win on Saturday, “I feel this is the time when Mayweather will experience a defeat” and made it clear, “I want to win. This is the most important fight for my legacy. It will be a historic fight. I can do everything with the power of God. “
His trainer, Freddie Roach, said they did a great preparation job. “Manny is really motivated for the fight. I love everything I’ve seen in his training.”
He made it clear that they are not concentrated in a single strategy and have a plan to face any situation that may arise on Saturday in the ring.