Floyd Mayweather says he is an older and wiser fighter going into his hotly anticipated showdown with Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on 2 May.
The clash between the two welterweight kings has been dubbed the 'Fight of the Century,' with many predicting sparks as the contest drew closer. Instead, both fighters have remained rather muted, with both camps not as hostile to one another as expected.
Speaking in a huddle with reporters, Mayweather put this down to his experience of fighting in Vegas making him wiser about how to handle the occasion.
"I've been here before. You just have to be appreciative and be thankful for the situation," he said.
"The Mayweather from years ago was very flash, very flamboyant, very outspoken. But I'm older and wiser now. You know I'm almost 40 years old and before you know it I'll look up and my son will be 18," he added.
The five division world champion will be looking to continue his undefeated professional record, though faces a tough task against the 36-year-old Filipino.
American television network HBO will be streaming events live on YouTube, with a slated start time of 4pm ET/9pm BST.
The bout itself is available to be purchased in the UK on Sky Sports Box Office.