Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Presser: Quotable quotes and notable moments

Milan Ordoñez on Apr 30, 2015 06:58 PM
Mayweather-Pacquiao Presser: Quotable quotes, notable bits
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With only three days left until the colossal showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. After May 2nd, all questions will be answered, all debates will be ended, and finally, an undisputed pound-for-pound boxing king will be named.

On Wednesday, (Thursday, Manila time), the two superstars met face-to-face for the third time, officially, to begin the pre-fight festivities in Las Vegas. As expected, both men were met with a warm welcome from their respective fans, and as usual, they were gracious in return.

In light of Philippine current events, Bob Arum took note about Mary Jane Veloso’s case, and how Pacquiao was believed to be an influence to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to spare the woman’s life. 

Also, in a very rare moment, former Ilocos Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson” went up to the podium and said a few words.

Quotable quotes:

“I think based on the interest in this fight, there has been an increased interest in boxing as a whole. And that’s great.” - Bob Arum

“HBO puts on the best and most important matches.” - Bob Arum

“Bob, Showtime has the biggest star in sports, and the best fighter in the world.” - Leonard Ellerbe

“This isn’t about networks. This isn’t about a bunch of guys in suits in New York City. This isn’t about promoters. This is about two world-class athletes, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, who have been working for weeks and weeks, all of their lives really, to get to this precise moment.” - Showtime Sports Executive Vice President, General Manager, Stephen Espinoza

“He’s Manny’s dear friend and supporter, he’s a great, great guy, I’ll attest to it, he’s become a very good friend of mine.” - Bob Arum on former Governor Chavit Singson

“Without all of you, we’ll not be here today.” - Chavit Singson

“Floyd, I’d like to wish you the best of luck.” - Freddie Roach

“Floyd and I, we’ve been working hard to give a good fight on Saturday. But after the fight, I am hoping that I can have a conversation with Floyd, and share my faith.”

“To all the Filipino fans that have supported Manny Pacquiao, I want to thank you guys.” - Floyd Mayweather Jr. 

Watch the entire press conference video here, courtesy of HBO Boxing.

 

 

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