Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. and Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao are preparing to go head-to-head in what has been named the “Fight of the Century” on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fans are eagerly waiting to see who will take home the WBA Super, WBC, The Ring Welterweight, and the WBC Light Middleweight titles.
Who will triumph in this long-awaited superfight? Many fans believe in Pacquiao. Considering their individual records, that’s a huge surprise. Pacquiao has a 57-5-2 record with 38 knock outs, while on the other hand, Mayweather has a 47-0 record with 26 knocks outs. That makes Mayweather undefeated! For die-hard boxing fans however, a perfect record is not going to be enough to win this fight.
Fans are paying close attention to how Pacquiao and Mayweather are preparing for the big fight. On March 30th, Pacquiao allowed fans to see him in action when he posted a “Rocky” inspired Instagram video of how he is training for the fight. The video was created to give fans a glimpse of how he is preparing himself for the win but also includes the famous “running of the stairs” just like the movie “Rocky”.
— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) March 30, 2015
Mayweather took a similar approach, but with his own flashy spin. He has posted videos of himself training with an audience close by. He’s all about pleasing the crowd and promoting the fight. Mayweather is dedicated to increasing his supporters, while Pacquiao is focused on humbly and gradually conditioning himself for the fight.
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) March 31, 2015
This brawl is going to be so big that of course former Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali has chosen a favorite in the competition.
Ali’s daughter, Rasheda Ali, said her father sided with Pacquiao because he admires him and has a lot of respect for him because he is exhibiting good sportsmanship. She also said her father respects Mayweather and his accomplishments as well, but he’s more of a Pacquiao fan.
It is clear that Mayweather and Pacquiao have two very different approaches to their training and promoting the fight, but personalities won’t win this long overdue brawl. At the end of the day, it will all be about who trained the hardest and who prepared the most and the best.