The attention of the boxing world will be trained on the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday night, when pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather meets Marcos Maidana in a welterweight unification clash in Las Vegas.
Can Mayweather add another name and belt to an already Hall of Fame resume? Or will Maidana, a heavy underdog, shock the boxing world and topple the sport's undisputed kingpin?
Wednesday afternoon, the two men will meet for the final press conference ahead of their hotly anticipated clash, and given the candid nature of both fighters, you can be certain that the verbal fisticuffs will be flying fast and furious.
Where: Hollywood Theater; MGM Grand; Las Vegas, Nev.
When: 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Mayweather's last fight—a September majority-decision win over Canelo Alvarez—generated far more attention with the fans and media than this upcoming event, dubbed "The Moment." The two fighters have shared very little time together in promoting the fight, but the overall tone has been respectful.
You can expect that to change on Wednesday, given the number of intriguing and possibly explosive characters who will be sharing the stage.
It's fight week, and that's a whole different world. Mayweather is used to this type of spotlight—he practically invented it—but Maidana has never been on this level before. Will either man seek to gain some sort of mental edge as we creep closer to the big night?
Mayweather is boxing's undisputed pound-for-pound king. He's undefeated in 45 professional fights, and in all 44 men have tried, but failed, to take his zero.
Maidana is a hard-charging power puncher whose chances are being dismissed by most observers. But he's overcome the odds in the past, and you simply can't count him out.
So join us on Wednesday, as the fighters go face-to-face for one of the final times before "The Moment."