LAS VEGAS (May 4, 2011) – A mega-boxing event devoid of trash talk continued Wednesday as classy athletes Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley maintained their respectful tones during the final press conference at the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand. The final press conference for the undercard fighters is Thursday.
Several hundred media types from around the world attended a press conference hosted by SHOWTIME and CBS sports personality, James Brown. Besides the main eventers, other speakers included Hall of Fame promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, Ken Hershman, Executive Vice President and General Manager SHOWTIME Sports, President Sports and Entertainment MGM Resorts International, Richard Sturm, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and the boxers’ trainers and managers.
Toward the end of his turn at the podium, Pacquiao sang a line from his recently released “Sometimes When We Touch’’ single.
This Saturday, May 7, at the sold-out MGM Grand Garden Arena, eight-division world champion Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 KOs), of General Santos City, Philippines, will defend his WBO welterweight title against three-division world champion Mosley (46-6-1, 39 KOs), of Pomona, Calif., in the main event of a four-fight telecast produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
The eagerly awaited event also will be available online at www.toprank.tv, http://sports.SHO.com, and www.sports.yahoo.com.
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME PPV
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