Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao make weight, have final staredown

May 1, 2015 - photo frame

LAS VEGAS — In as furious a theatre as ever seen during a weigh-in, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather stepped on a scale during a jam-packed MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday afternoon and afterwards came face-to-face for cameras as a throng went furious one day before a span will accommodate in one of a many expected fights in fighting history.

Pacquiao, a transparent throng favorite, stepped on a scale first, weighing in during 145 pounds, dual underneath a welterweight multiplication limit. Mayweather was 146 pounds for a quarrel that will harmonize their 3 welterweight universe titles, establish pound-for-pound leverage and climax a No. 1 warrior of a era.

The whole locus was open for a sold-out weigh-in as 11,500 packaged a house; fans, for a initial time, paid $10 every for tickets to a weigh-in. The income lifted was all earmarked for charities dynamic by a fighters.

After they weighed-in, Mayweather and Pacquiao came face-to-face for a prolonged staredown as a electricity of a impulse surged by a crowd. It was usually a third time they have seen any other during a graduation — once during a kickoff news discussion in March, once during a final news discussion Wednesday, and afterwards during a weigh-in. They will see any other one some-more time: during approximately 11:15 p.m. ET in a core of a ring Saturday (Showtime PPV/HBO PPV) for their ancestral fight.

Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) seemed greatly focused during a weigh-in and seemed to bellow some difference during Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) when they came face-to-face.

“My support of mind is listen to this male right here, my father [and tutor Floyd Mayweather Sr.] since but this male we wouldn’t be where we am today,” Mayweather told Showtime’s Jim Gray during an talk on stage. “I’m ready. I’m prepared to fight. This is an unimaginable turnout. Now it’s time to go out there and do what we do best.”

Pacquiao seemed lax as could be, shower adult a acclamation from a throng with a extended grin on his face.

“The fans merit this,” Pacquiao told HBO’s Max Kellerman on a stage. “This is a great, good responsibility. The fans merit a good fight. Fans of Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao, they merit a good fight.”

Asked about fighting a bigger male in Mayweather, Pacquiao said, “I’ve been fighting bigger guys. It doesn’t worry me.”

About an hour before a weigh-in, Pacquiao arrived during his sauce room. It was a gratifying atmosphere as he was surrounded by about 40 people, including Hall of Fame tutor Freddie Roach.

Pacquiao, who has no problems creation weight, indeed has to eat to get tighten to a multiplication limit. He was eating in a sauce room beforehand, chomping on a Butterfinger peanut butter cup, a candy association with whom he has an publicity deal, and reading by a book.

Pacquiao and Roach perceived handwritten letters wishing them fitness from Dallas Cowboys owners Jerry Jones. They were hand-delivered by a counsel from Top Rank, Pacquiao’s promoter.

Pacquiao struck adult a loyalty with Jones, whose ATT Stadium hosted Pacquiao’s fights opposite Joshua Clottey and Antonio Margarito in Arlington, Texas, in 2010.

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