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  • Narrator: IT WAS BILLED AS THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY.

  • Scukanek: EVERYBODY'S BEEN WAITING FOR IT.

  • NOW WE GET IT.

  • ...AN UNPRECEDENTED COMMERCIAL SUCCESS.

  • Ropp: ...HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

  • ...THOUGH PERHAPS ONE THAT FAILED TO SATISFY

  • THE PUBLIC'S BLOODLUST.

  • [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

  • MAYBE IT NEVER COULD.

  • THERE'S BEEN SO MUCH PENT-UP ANTICIPATION.

  • IT WAS A QUINTESSENTIAL MAYWEATHER PROMOTION

  • SET IN THE CITY THAT MONETIZES EXPECTATION...

  • TURNING FAME INTO FORTUNE.

  • I USED TO SLEEP IN THE STREET, STARVING, HUNGRY.

  • Narrator: ...AND SIX YEARS IN 36 MINUTES.

  • THE BIGGEST FIGHT IN BOXING HISTORY,

  • AND I'M A PART OF IT,

  • SO, YOU KNOW, IT'S TIME TO FIGHT NOW.

  • Narrator: WHAT IT PROMISED WAS A SPECTACLE.

  • WHAT IT DELIVERED WAS MORE SUBTLE...

  • FINELY TUNED...

  • THE CALCULUS OF COMBAT...

  • CALIBRATED, IMPERCEPTIBLE DISTANCES...

  • AN INVISIBLE DANCE...

  • AN EXPRESSION OF HIS PUGILISTIC GENIUS...

  • AN IMPOSITION OF HIS WILL.

  • AT LAST, FIGHT WEEK HAS ARRIVED.

  • Man: THERE IS A BUS. HE HAS A PACQUIAO BUS.

  • THAT IS THE PACQUIAO BUS?

  • THERE HE IS.

  • [ INDISTINCT SHOUTING, CHEERING ]

  • IN EVERY FACET OF THIS PROMOTION,

  • MAYWEATHER SOUGHT TO ENSURE THAT PACQUIAO WOULD BE CAST

  • AS THE "B" SIDE.

  • BUT NOW IN VEGAS, THE CHALLENGER MERRILY DEFIES PROTOCOL,

  • SNUBBING THE OFFICIAL ARRIVAL CEREMONY TO BE WITH HIS FANS,

  • THOSE WHO REGARD HIM AS BOXING'S BELOVED UNDERDOG.

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

  • ARE YOU EXCITED?

  • [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

  • DON'T GET NERVOUS ON SATURDAY.

  • I'M THE ONE WHO'S GOING TO FIGHT IN THE RING, SO RELAX.

  • TAKE IT EASY.

  • THE CONFIDENCE IS THERE 100%.

  • THANK YOU, AND GOD BLESS.

  • [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

  • Woman: BY HAVING YOUR OWN ARRIVAL TODAY,

  • DOES THAT ALLOW YOU TO CONCENTRATE MORE?

  • ARE YOU HAPPY NOT HAVING TO SEE FLOYD TODAY?

  • FLOYD'S DOING HIS THING. WE'RE DOING OURS.

  • THIS IS PEACEFUL, AND THERE'S NO DRAMA.

  • I THINK IT'S A LOT BETTER FOR US, YES.

  • Man: I DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNOW.

  • FLOYD MAYWEATHER HAS A STORE ACROSS THE STREET,

  • AND HE'S SELLING T-SHIRTS

  • THAT HAVE HIMSELF WITH THE FILIPINO FLAG IN THE BACK.

  • I LIKE THAT BECAUSE HE WANTS TO JOIN OUR TEAM.

  • TMT -- THE MANNY TEAM. SEE? [ CHUCKLES ]

  • Narrator: DOWN THE STRIP,

  • AMID THE PERCUSSIVE BEAT OF THE MARCHING BAND,

  • ENTERS THE CHAMPION.

  • IN CONTRAST TO PACQUIAO'S JOYOUS DEMEANOR,

  • MAYWEATHER IS ALL BUSINESS.

  • Doug E. Fresh: YOU CAME FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO SEE THIS!

  • Y'ALL GIVE IT UP FOR OUR BROTHER, YOUR BROTHER,

  • FLOYD "MONEY" MAYWEATHER!

  • Mayweather: WITHOUT YOU GUYS, I WOULDN'T BE WHERE I'M AT,

  • SO I'M VERY, VERY THANKFUL AND VERY APPRECIATIVE.

  • Man: FLOYD, HOW ARE YOU?

  • MANNY LOOKED VERY, VERY CALM

  • OVER AT HIS GRAND ARRIVAL AT MANDALAY BAY.

  • Woman: WHAT DOES IT SAY THAT PACQUIAO'S NOT HERE?

  • YOU KNOW, I CAN'T REALLY SPEAK

  • ON MANNY PACQUIAO, WHY HE'S NOT HERE,

  • BUT WE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY FOR THIS EVENT.

  • SO, YOU KNOW, LIKE I SAID BEFORE,

  • IT'S ALL ABOUT BEING A PROFESSIONAL.

  • [ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS, LAUGHTER ]

  • Narrator: THOUGH HE'S WELL ACQUAINTED

  • WITH THE ROUTINES OF FIGHT WEEK,

  • FLOYD'S NEVER BEEN QUITE LIKE THIS,

  • LIMITING ACCESS TO HIS CORE GROUP

  • AND ELIMINATING DISTRACTIONS.

  • GET THESE FANS. GO DOWN THERE AND GET THEM FANS.

  • WHOEVER THEM PEOPLE IS, GO DOWN THERE AND CLEAR THAT OUT.

  • CLEAR THEM OUT. CLEAR THEM OUT.

  • SOMEONE ASKED ME A QUESTION THE OTHER DAY.

  • WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT -- HAVING AN UNDEFEATED RECORD

  • OR, YOU KNOW, A 9-FIGURE PAYDAY?

  • I MEAN, I SAID, "MY CHILDREN CAN'T EAT IN THE BOXING RING

  • FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES."

  • IT'S BUSINESS FOR ME.

  • Buffer: HELLO, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

  • DO WE HAVE ANY MAYWEATHER FANS IN THE HOUSE?

  • [ AUDIENCE BOOING, CHEERING ]

  • DO WE HAVE ANY PACQUIAO FANS IN THE HOUSE?

  • Crowd: [ Chanting ] MANNY! MANNY!

  • MANNY! MANNY! MANNY! MANNY! MANNY!

  • Narrator: A DAY BEFORE THE FIGHT,

  • MAYWEATHER FANS AND PACQUIAO FANS COME TOGETHER

  • IN ANOTHER FIRST -- A SOLD-OUT WEIGH-IN.

  • WHILE FLOYD MAY BE THE HOMETOWN FIGHTER,

  • IT'S NOT A HOMETOWN CROWD.

  • [ AUDIENCE BOOING, CHEERING ]

  • Mayweather: FLOYD FIGHTS FOR FLOYD,

  • 'CAUSE WHEN MY CAREER IS LONG GONE...

  • THE PEOPLE AND THE FANS AND THE CRITICS

  • ARE GONNA MOVE ON TO THE NEXT.

  • Buffer: 145 POUNDS -- MANNY "PAC-MAN" PACQUIAO!

  • Lennon: FLOYD MAYWEATHER WEIGHS IN AT 146 POUNDS!

  • Mayweather: MY CAREER IS OVER IN SEPTEMBER.

  • 49-0.

  • WELL, YOU KNOW, WHEN PEOPLE TALK ABOUT BREAKING

  • ROCKY MARCIANO'S RECORD,

  • I JUST SAY THAT I'M HAPPY WITH HOW MY CAREER HAS WENT.

  • I'LL SLEEP COMFORTABLE EVERY NIGHT.

  • Man: HE'LL KNOCK THE...OUT!

  • HE WILL KNOCK THE...OUT!

  • THE BEST OF THEM! YOU'RE GONNA BEAT THIS BOY UP!

  • [ AUDIENCE BOOING, CHEERING ]

  • YOU'LL GET KNOCKED OUT, LITTLE MAN!

  • Gray: MANNY PACQUIAO SAID, "THANK YOU."

  • DID YOU RESPOND? NO.

  • AND I'M GOOD.

  • I JUST WANT TO TELL ALL YOU GUYS

  • THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, MAN, THANK YOU.

  • YOU GUYS HAVE DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB.

  • Man: LET'S GO, STONE! LET'S GO, STONE!

  • LET'S GO, BABY! YOU DON'T WANT IT!

  • YOU'LL GET KNOCKED THE...OUT!

  • Woman: HE'S NOT READY! THAT'S WHY HE'S DOING ALL THAT EXTRA STUFF!

  • [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

  • Woman: I NEED YOU SIGN IN BOTH PLACES, DATE IN BOTH PLACES.

  • YOU'RE GONNA TURN THIS OVER. START WITH YOUR NAME.

  • ANSWER THE QUESTIONS TRUTHFULLY AND HONESTLY

  • AND WITH YOUR SIGNATURE.

  • HAVE YOUR CORNERMAN SIGN AND PRINT HIS NAME.

  • THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT YOUR MONEY SENT BACK.

  • DO YOU WANT A CHAIR?

  • YEAH. THANK YOU.

  • HERE. YOU CAN JUST SIT HERE.

  • NO ONE ELSE IS COMING BEHIND YOU.

  • Narrator: PRIOR TO THE BOUT,

  • THE FIGHTERS ARE REQUIRED TO FILL OUT A SERIES OF FORMS.

  • ALL PREVIOUS AND ONGOING MEDICAL CONDITIONS

  • MUST BE DISCLOSED

  • TO THE NEVADA STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION.

  • WHICH M.R.I. I HAD?

  • I GOT AN M.R.I. BEFORE FOR MY HEAD,

  • BUT FROM WHICH FIGHT WAS THAT?

  • Man: WASN'T THAT VICTOR ORTIZ?

  • I'M GONNA SAY -- I'M JUST GONNA PUT "YES."

  • 30 HOURS BEFORE THE MAIN EVENT,

  • NEITHER FIGHTER DECLARES AN INJURY

  • THAT WOULD BE CAUSE FOR CURRENT CONCERN.

  • [ MID-TEMPO MUSIC PLAYS ]

  • BUM, BUM, BUM, BUM, BUM, BUM, BUM, BUM

  • BUM, BUM, BUM, BUM, BUM, BUM, BUM, BUM

  • DREAMIN' ♪

  • DREAMIN' ♪

  • DREAMIN' OF COME WHAT MAY

  • DREAMIN' ♪

  • SCHEMIN' ♪

  • HOPIN' THAT YOU'LL BE MINE SOMEDAY

  • Lampley: WELCOME TO FIGHT NIGHT IN LAS VEGAS.

  • TONIGHT HISTORY WILL BE MADE

  • WHEN THE TWO MOST POPULAR FIGHTERS IN THE SPORT OF BOXING

  • WILL ANSWER THE QUESTION...

  • DREAMIN' ♪

  • ...WHO IS THE BEST FIGHTER OF THIS GENERATION?

  • HOPIN' YOU'LL BE MINE SOMEDAY

  • [ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ]

  • Mayweather: I WAS ALWAYS THE DREAMER.

  • I WAS ALWAYS A BELIEVER,

  • AND NOW THIS IS THE BIGGEST FIGHT IN BOXING HISTORY.

  • I WANT PEOPLE TO BE A PART OF THIS WITH ME,

  • BE A PART OF THIS WITH HIM, ALSO.

  • THIS IS HISTORY.

  • WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE,

  • IT COMES DOWN TO THE TWO FIGHTERS.

  • WHAT TIME WE WANT? WHAT TIME WE START WALKING?

  • Woman: I'M TRYING TO FIND OUT.

  • NO, NO, I CAN GO ON ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, BUT THIS IS MY SHOW,

  • SO I DICTATE THAT.

  • WELL, THEN, BE READY BY 8:00.

  • NO, I'M NOT GONNA BE READY BY 8:00.

  • I'M GONNA BE READY BY 8:00-SOMETHING.

  • Narrator: NEGOTIATIONS FOR THIS BIGGEST OF ALL FIGHTS

  • INVOLVE THE SMALLEST OF ALL DETAILS,

  • RIGHT DOWN TO THE HAND WRAPS.

  • [ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ]

  • WE USE ONE ROLL OF TAPE FOR BOTH HANDS?

  • MM-HMM.

  • DAMN.

  • AS IS CUSTOMARY, A MEMBER OF THE OPPOSING CAMP

  • IS PERMITTED TO INSPECT.

  • IN THIS CASE, PACQUIAO'S HEAD TRAINER, FREDDIE ROACH,

  • HAS ELECTED TO PERFORM THE DUTY HIMSELF.

  • I'M GONNA START.

  • THAT TAPE IS TOO THICK. YOU GOT TO --

  • HE CAN USE 2 1/2.

  • IN THE RULES, IT SAYS HALF-INCH ONLY.

  • YOU'RE ARGUING ABOUT THE TAPE,

  • ARGUING ABOUT MY HAND WRAP ALREADY.

  • WHAT'S GOING ON, FREDDIE?

  • YEAH, YEAH.

  • RIGHT HERE.

  • LET FREDDIE SEE 'EM.

  • THESE ARE TWICE AS THICK AS THE ONES WE USE.

  • [ SIGHS ] Y'ALL CAN USE THE ONES Y'ALL GONNA USE.

  • OH, MY GOD.

  • EVERYTHING -- THE TAPE, MY GAUZE.

  • THESE DON'T FEEL THICKER THAN THE ONES YOU GUYS HAVE.

  • OKAY.

  • Narrator: WAS IT A MIND GAME OR SIMPLE VIGILANCE?

  • IT MATTERS NOT TO FLOYD.

  • [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

  • EVEN AS THE ARENA IS ENGULFED IN ANTICIPATION,

  • FLOYD'S DEMEANOR REMAINS UNCHANGED.

  • Gray: YOU'VE DONE THIS SO MANY TIMES NOW -- 47.

  • DO YOU STILL GET NERVOUS AND ANXIOUS THIS TIME?

  • IT'S WORK.

  • YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE,

  • AND I KNOW WHAT IT TAKES

  • WHEN IT'S A FIGHT OF THIS MAGNITUDE.

  • Lennon: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HERE WE GO!

  • THE WAIT IS OVER!

  • IT'S "GO" TIME!

  • [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

  • Pacquiao: EXCITED FOR -- FOR THIS FIGHT.

  • IT'S BEEN, YOU KNOW, SIX YEARS WAITING FOR THIS FIGHT,

  • AND, FINALLY, IT'S HAPPENING,

  • AND I HAVE SOMETHING TO PROVE.

  • Buffer: "PAC-MAN" PACQUIAO!

  • Bernstein: MANNY PACQUIAO IS AS RELAXED AND AS ENGAGING

  • LEADING IN TO THIS FIGHT AS WE'VE EVER SEEN HIM.

  • THIS CROWD'S A PRO-MANNY PACQUIAO CROWD.

  • Lennon: AND NOW HERE IS BOXING'S

  • UNDISPUTED NUMBER-ONE ATTRACTION,

  • FLOYD "MONEY" MAYWEATHER!

  • Lampley: IF MAYWEATHER WAS SAYING HE'S TIRED OF BOXING,

  • HE'S NOT TIRED OF A NIGHT LIKE THIS, TRUST ME.

  • GREAT FIGHTERS, GREAT ATHLETES, LIVE FOR MOMENTS LIKE THIS.

  • Mayweather: I KNOW HOW TO FIGHT.

  • I KNOW HOW TO WIN.

  • THIS BIG STAGE WAS MADE FOR ME.

  • IT GETS NO BIGGER THAN FLOYD MAYWEATHER.

  • Lennon: FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING,

  • AND THE TIME HAS COME

  • FOR THE BOUT YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!

  • I WANT YOU TO KEEP THIS FIGHT CLEAN AT ALL TIMES,

  • SHOW GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP,

  • PROTECT YOURSELVES AT ALL TIMES,

  • AND WHAT I SAY, YOU MUST OBEY!

  • GOOD LUCK TO BOTH OF YOU!

  • TOUCH 'EM UP! GOD BLESS!

  • [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

  • FOR YEARS, FANS HAVE BEEN CLAMORING

  • FOR THIS VERY MATCHUP

  • WITH LITTLE HOPE OF IT EVER HAPPENING,

  • YET HERE WE ARE ON THE PRECIPICE OF HISTORY --

  • MAYWEATHER VERSUS PACQUIAO!

  • [ BELL RINGS ] FINALLY!