LAS VEGAS, April 30 (Agencies): Floyd Mayweather insisted on Wednesday that his blockbuster fight against Manny Pacquiao is about boxing and business, not angels and demons, as the rivals went eyeball-to-eyeball at their final pre-fight press conference. Pacquiao goes into Saturday�s bout that has the boxing world buzzing trailing a mantle of humanitarian deeds.
The two-term congressman tipped as a future Philippines president has left womanizing and gambling ways behind him and while he stands to make some $100 million for his night�s work on Saturday, the devout Christian says he hopes the intense focus on the fight will be a stage for the glorification of God. �I want to inspire,� Pacquiao said. But Mayweather won�t be playing the devil, despite a history that includes two months in jail in 2012 for an assault on an ex-girlfriend in front of two of their children.
�I am a realist,� said Mayweather, the 38-year-old American who has parlayed a perfect 47-0 ring record into a reign as the highest paid sportsman on the planet. �This fight is not good versus evil. It is one fighter who is at the top and another.� It was Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach who first billed the fight as good against evil, citing Mayweather�s record of domestic violence. �For the first time in my life with Manny Pacquiao, this is the first fighter he hasn�t liked. I can tell,� Roach said earlier this month.