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Floyd Mayweather Sr. on Manny Pacquiao: 'He's just an opponent'

Floyd Mayweather Sr. on Manny Pacquiao: 'He's just an opponent'
Floyd Mayweather Sr. watches his son, Floyd Mayweather Jr., train in Las Vegas in 2013. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. won't meet Manny Pacquiao in the ring until May 2, but the hype for the super-fight has already started. And not surprisingly it was Mayweather's father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., who threw the first punch Wednesday in front of Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

"What do I think about Manny Pacquiao?" Mayweather Sr. said. "To be honest with you, he's just an opponent. Floyd's going to be throwing the punches, not Pacquiao."

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Ticket prices and the pay-per-view price are expected to be announced later Wednesday during a news conference. But early indications are access to the broadcast will cost approximately $100.

And Mayweather Sr. spared no expense in trying to make that price appear cheap.

"You're 47-0 and you fought right-handers and you fought left-handers and you whipped" them all, Mayweather Sr. said of his son. "So what problem do you have?"

Mayweather Sr. then ended his impromptu meeting with the media with a poem hailing his unbeaten son: "Floyd is the best, I must confess; all the rest, there's no contest."

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