BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella said yesterday he is glad to be alive to witness a once in a century fight – the Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. clash on May 2 in MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
“It's about time. I thought this would never happen,” he said. “A trilogy in this face-off is what I'm praying for. And I'm sure this is the dream fight of everyone in Vegas.”
For many local boxing aficionados, this billion-peso fight is the biggest fight after the Muhammad Ali -Joe Frazier bout in the Philippines three decades ago.
Pacquiao admitted that there is no rematch if Mayweather wins this fight.
The Filipino boxing icon also acknowledged that Mayweather’s promotional outfit is in control of everything, including the 60-40 purse split of the $250 million and the drug testing protocol.
Despite being an underdog to Mayweather, the General Santos City-native is confident that he will be able to beat the undefeated American champion.