Floyd Mayweather Manny Pacquiao
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will face-off in the most lucrative boxing fight in history on 2 May in Las Vegas Getty

On 29 April, 11-time world champion Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will each face the media for the final press conference prior to their lucrative "Fight of the Century" showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Where to watch

The press conference is the second to have featured both fighters, with the first having taken place in Los Angeles in March.

American television network HBO will be streaming events live on YouTube, with a slated start time of 4pm ET/9pm BST. Sky Sports News HQ will also be providing live coverage.

The bout itself is available to be purchased in the UK on Sky Sports Box Office.


While there has always been a certain air of animosity between Mayweather and Pacquiao, and a few inevitable barbs exchanged by the respective camps, the build-up to the fight has not been quite as hostile as many had expected after years of wrangling and disappointment.

After meeting face-to-face for the very first time at an NBA regular season game between the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks at American Airlines Arena in late January, the pair seemed amicable enough as the realisation that they were quickly running out of time to stage such a contest probably dawned.

At the first press conference, there was the customary staredown between competitors but nothing out of the ordinary.

Perhaps this is the week we will see Mayweather fully revert back to his usual bravado and brash tactics?

Or maybe he holds a genuine respect for his next opponent and believes this is likely to be the last fight of his illustrious career? We shall see.

What we have learned

In a candid interview with the Sunday Telegraph, Mayweather's trainer and father Floyd Mayweather Snr expressed hope that his son will retire following the fight.

Meanwhile, Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach, upon arrival in Vegas, claimed the sport had been "held hostage" by Mayweather for too long and that his charge will stand up to him to end international boxing's "long nightmare".

On the undercard, Jose Cayetano was finally announced as the opponent for WBC super-bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz.