The two most renown pugilists of this era will finally go head to head in what could be the fight of the century. On May 2, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will fight at MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas.
On March 11, they held a press conference at Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Rolling out was on hand and discovered several interesting things. Here are five things we learned from the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao press conference.
Floyd and Manny were too friendly with each other
Both fighters should have tremendous respect for each other considering their accomplishments. But with all that has occurred over the past seven years, it seems as if some bad blood would have developed. During the press conference, Floyd and Manny never showed any animosity or a hint of friction. Of course, the fight will sell itself. But big fights are always more anticipated when trash talking is involved.
Freddie Roach and Floyd Mayweather, Sr. approached the press conference like arch enemies
Although Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were a bit subdued during the press conference, their trainers, Floyd Mayweather, Sr. and Freddie Roach, were riled up. Before the press conference, Mayweather , Sr. told reporters that his son, Floyd, would dismantle Pacquiao. During the press conference, Roach said Pacquiao would kick Floyd’s a–.
This will be the largest fight purse in the history of boxing
The exact amount has yet to be determined, but Floyd Mayweather claimed that he would make nine figures from the fight. Yes, that’s $100 million. The two fighters agreed on a 60/40 split with Mayweather holding the edge.
You probably won’t get a ticket (unless you know someone who knows someone)
The MGM Grand can only hold 16,000 spectators. The demand for this fight is off the charts and will continue to grow. Promoters revealed that tickets will have a face value of $1,500, $5,000, and $7,500.
Justin Bieber is still a loyal member of The Money Team
Justin Bieber arrived at the press conference to show his support for The Money Team and Floyd Mayweather. In the past, Bieber has escorted Mayweather as he made his way to the ring before championship fights.