It was gathered that Manny Pacquiao pronounced himself ready to fight Floyd Mayweather, saying he’s willing to engage the unbeaten American in the middle of the ring if that’s what it takes to win,AFP reports.
The eagerly-anticipated May 2 welterweight unification showdown in Las Vegas promises to be the most lucrative fight in boxing history.
“I am very excited,” Pacquiao said at the Wild Card gym in Hollywood during the week. “My training and my conditioning is good. I can feel it. I am ready.”
Pacquiao says that is why he is training harder and with more drive and determination than for any other fight in his career.
“I know this is one of the biggest fights ever in boxing,” he said.
“I am not saying it is the biggest, because that would be insulting to the other fights that have been done already.
“But it is one of the biggest.”
Pacquiao defended his aggressive style after Mayweather, 38, on Tuesday called the 36-year-old Filipino superstar a “reckless” fighter whose careless actions leads to knockouts.
Pacquiao said boxing fans appreciate a fighter who comes to box and put on a good show.
“Reckless fighter, that is how people like me and love me,” Pacquiao said.
“Fans like an exciting fight. Our sport is called boxing, people like a boxer.”
Pacquiao spoke in Hollywood at the final news conference before he heads to Las Vegas for the fight at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.