By Rick Reeno
Las Vegas, Nevada - WBC/WBA welterweight and junior middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26KOs) says nobody is being forced to purchase his upcoming pay-per-view mega-fight against WBO champion Manny Pacquiao, which takes place on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Rival networks Showtime and HBO are coming together for the pay-per-view broadcast.
The price tag for Mayweather-Pacquiao is the most expensive for any boxing event in the history of pay-per-view - with a price of $89.95 for standard and $99.95 for high definition.
Mayweather was asked if there was any concern over fans spending such a high amount of money and then being disappointed by a potential one-sided fight - as his team is predicting. Mayweather's defensive shell is a hard nut to crack and he doesn't plan to change his script for Pacquiao - but he predicts there will be action and fans will get their money's worth.
"I'm not hear to talk about what no one spends. Everyone is entitled to do what they want to do. My job is to go out there and be Floyd Mayweather. Nobody is forced to do anything that they don't want to do. Nobody is forcing the media to be here. I'm only thankful to anyone who has bought [my] pay-per-view [events], whether they were pleased or weren't pleased. When its all said and done, when the book is written - they ae not going say he was a defensive wizard, they are going to say he's a winner," Mayweather said.
"I think it's going to be a great fight. When I envision it, it's going to be a great fight."