With only a day before the big fight between Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman, both boxers made the weigh-in Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pacquiao and Thurman successfully made the welterweight limit set by the World Boxing Association of 147 pounds.
Wearing his white sweater, the 40-year-old Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) calmly made his way through MGM Grand while the pro-Pacquiao audience greeted Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs, 1 NC), 30, with wild boos.
The fighter senator is trying to get the WBA “super” welterweight crown from Thurman. This will be the 71st time Pacquiao in what is seen as one of his most challenging fight since his loss against Floyd Mayweather in 2015.
“It is my time. This is one time. Manny Pacquiao ain’t doing nothing to me, baby,” Thurman said.
Thurman will be making the sixth defense of his 147-pound world title after his two-year hiatus from the boxing ring.
Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 knockouts) meanwhile said he was unconcerned by Thurman’s trash-talk.
“For me nothing is personal,” Pacquiao said. “Our job is to fight. He has to prove something, and I have to prove something. It’s easy to say things. But it’s not so easy to do it in the ring.”