While the grand fight takes place overseas at The Venetian Macao in Macau, Marina Bay Sands is inviting fans for a live screening of the 12-round welterweight rumble, bringing the action much closer to home.
On 24 November, 8.30am, fighter of the decade Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao bouts against former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios, in the highly anticipated ‘The Clash in Cotai’ match.
It is very exciting to be here in General Santos City. The weather is such that we are trying to convince Julio César Chávez Jr. to train here – he would probably make 154 after he trained here. It’s wonderful, Manny built his own gym right in his own three-story building next to our hotel and it’s a tremendous place to train. In addition to Manny, Zou Shiming is here and we have the Chinese Army training here today with about 70 Chinese newsmen from Mainland China, Macau and Hong Kong. Manny looked terrific and we are getting really pumped up for the big fight on November 23rd. All of The Venetian Macao executives are here and it is really a spectacular event and the buzz here in the Philippines and in China is just enormous. Manny hosted a sumptuous media dinner at his mansion last night.
We now welcome Eight-Time World Champion and Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao.
MANNY PACQUIAO: Thank you everyone, this is Manny Pacquiao and I would like to thank you all for giving me this opportunity to speak to you. My training here in General Santos City is very good and I am getting very excited for the fight. I have been training very hard for this fight and right now I feel like I am 25-years-old and training that way. I feel very good. My stamina and my quickness and power are there and I am very excited about that.