LAS VEGAS -- Protagonists Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. were both calm and relaxed Wednesday at the final press conference of their lucrative "Fight of the Century" at an MGM function room.
Call it the calm before the proverbial storm, but Mayweather and Pacquiao were surprisingly polite and even respectful of each other in their final appearance before they clash in the ring Saturday night to determine the who the is best fighter of their generation.
There was none of the bluster and brashness of Mayweather, 38, the consensus best fighter in the world pound-for-pound as he promised "an intriguing match-up" between on fight night.
By DANNY LLANTO
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