Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana met on Wednesday for the final press conference ahead of their big welterweight unification clash on Satuday night, and while the tone was respectful overall, both fighters got their points across.
Mayweather, the sport's undisputed pound-for-pound king got noticeably choked up while thanking many of the members of his team that aren't household names and often get overlooked.
He quizzically asked the assembled media if anyone would be able to solve the "Mayvinci" code in the ring, and pointed out that he's gotten used to hearing the litany of reasons why a certain fighter would be the one to beat him.
Be it good power, good speed or a good jab, Mayweather pointed out that he's beaten every single person placed in front of him.
Earlier at the press conference, the pound-for-pound king announced a $15,000 dollar donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to assist breast cancer survivors, and that he would be bringing 46 survivors of breast cancer to the fight as his guests.
Maidana, the quiet and respectful Argentine charged with the task of becoming the first to solve Mayweather's riddle, was very candid in his remarks.
Seemingly aware of the criticism that has followed his selection for the fight, "Chino" pointed out that he earned his way here with hard work and nothing was handed to him.
He pointed out that he respects Mayweather as a fighter, but once they step into the ring, all that flies out the window and he wants to win.
The two fighters will meet for the final time ahead of their championship fight on Friday afternoon for the weigh-in, and Bleacher Report will bring you live coverage.
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