WATCH: Manny Pacquiao gets visit from Floyd Mayweather in locker room ahead of fight
— Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) January 20, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
MANILA, Philippines—Things have yet to transpire on the ring but Manny Pacquiao’s night has essentially been busy.
On top of the usual fight night warm-ups and last-minute preparations, Pacquiao also met with rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the locker room.
As per veteran boxing reporter Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports, Mayweather visited and wished Pacquiao good luck as the Filipino boxing icon prepared to defend his WBA World welterweight belt against Adrien Broner Sunday (Manila time) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao was already in his ring gear when Mayweather arrived. They shared an embrace before Mayweather shook the hands of the fighting senator’s staff, as shown on Manny’s Twitter video.
Mayweather made his way to the ring to support his Badou Jack.
Mayweather and Pacquiao had a storied rivalry as the two fighters exchanged status as the top boxer of the 2000s and early 2010s.
Broner, though, is under the American’s company, who is also co-promoting the fight with MP productions.
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