Manny Pacquiao’s fans and sportsbook software services are looking forward to what will be his career’s most important fight when the Filipino takes on the seemingly unstoppable Floyd Mayweather, who’s still undefeated, but Pac-Man said that he will deal with the fight just as he would any other one.
For years, fans all over the planet were eagerly waiting to see both men face each other.
On Friday, following years of very difficult negotiations, both fighters made the announcement that they would go head-to-head in a clash to unite the world welterweight titles in Las Vegas on the 2nd of May.
Pacquiao, who weeks ago already started to train lightly for this showdown, said: “This is just like any other fight I had before.
“I’ve been in this kind of situation many times in my previous fights. It doesn’t scare me.”
Bookmakers put Mayweather as the favourite to win the meeting, with the odds at approximately 1/3, but the 36-year-old said: “I love being the underdog. It even motivates me to train hard and go for the crown.”
There were reports saying that Mayweather and his camp criticised the Filipino’s fighting style, but Pacquiao said that soon the American would see that there’s a clear difference between what is shown on the television and taking on him in the ring, and Pacquaio’s fans completely agree with the boxer.
Pacquiao, who was able to win in his career 57 fights, with only five losses, also said that at around the 28th of February he might head over to the US before the showdown with Mayweather, who won all of his 47 fights in the sport, and who is considered by many experts to be almost invincible in the ring. Now the fans just have to wait until the 2nd of May to see how invincible he is.
Bob Arum, the Filipino’s American promoter, also said that both fighters didn’t mention having a re-match in the contract. “That wasn’t even discussed,” he said.
Boxing fans around know that they have a massive fight to look forward to, and can’t wait to see history in the making when these two nearly indestructible fighters face each other in Las Vegas. The buildup to this fight will be closely monitored by sportsbook software services everywhere, and they’re counting the days for this monster showdown to kick off.