On the eve of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight, Showtime Sports released a new hype video for the May 2 welterweight world unification bout.
The video starts by saying that "every generation has a defining fight" and showing images from past iconic bouts, including Johnson vs. Jeffries, Louis vs. Schmeling and the "Fight of the Century," Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier.
It then incorporates social media by showing tweets from Mayweather, Pacquiao and the sports world leading up the the fight, plus shots of the two getting ready in the ring. It ends by declaring Mayweather vs. Pacquiao "this generation's defining fight."
Last month, HBO Boxing released a 30-second promotional spot for the fight.
The title fight in Las Vegas will pit Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs), the WBC and WBA champion, against Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs), who is looking to defend his WBO title.
- Molly Geary