Manny Pacquiao confident ahead of Mayweather fight, refuses to trash talk

Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao is always too humble a man - those who know him, say he doesn't care much about Floyd Mayweather Jr. as a person but he has always been too courteous to talk ill about him.

The two are scheduled to go head to head against each other in what is set to be the biggest pay per view event in history, estimated to generate close to $ 300 million in revenue. In a recent interview, the Filipino Bomber hailed the American as a fighter but predicted that he will win the match.

Pacquio credited Leslie Moonves, the chairman of CBS Corp. and Richard Plepler, the CEO of HBO for helping in thrashing out the deal for the mega fight. He also said that he still loves Alex Ariza, who worked as a strength and conditioning coach for Manny Pacquiao before defecting to the Mayweather Jr. camp and has since been highly critical of his performances.

But no matter how many times he was asked, Pacquiao refused to speak about his nemesis personally. The two had fought on the same card in November 2001 but it was not before a chance meeting at a basketball game this January that they spoke with each other. Mayweather also visited the Pacman in his hotel room later that night and many people involved in the negotiations process have credited that chance meeting with setting up that fight.

When asked about what impressions he had developed about Mayweather jr. outside the ring, Manny Pacquiao didn't want to talk about it in any manner, declining to comment sharply. He said that he doesn't have anything to say about him now and would only want to talk about Mayweather Jr. the boxer who he will be facing come the 2nd of May.