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The Fight. The Press Conference

For five long years, the question with which I - and indeed anyone else associated with boxing - has long been bombarded is: "Will Mayweather and Pacquiao ever fight?" Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are unquestionably the two best fighters of their generation; they seemed on the verge of meeting in the ring in early 2010, but the fight fell apart as a result of contractual disagreements. Since then, there have been one or two occasions on which hope has been rekindled only to be once more dashed. Now, however, it is on; the two men will clash on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It promises to be the most lucrative fight in boxing history, with the smart money on it selling somewhere between 3 and 4 million pay-per-views - or even more - in the US alone. I wrote about the fight's significance here ; on March 11, the principals gathered for the one and only pre-fight press conference, and I was honored to co-host the live broadcast of the event with Brian Custer.

The entire show lasts approximately 75 minutes; for those of you with less time to spare, here's a 150 second edit of my conversation with Manny Pacquiao to close out the program:

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