Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao stated that he was surprised to see Mayweather during the NBA game, where he was also presentReuters

It was just recently that the two boxers , Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, who are expected to fight on 2 May at MGM Grand in Las Vegas 'surprisingly' met one another during an NBA game between Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat.

They later met in a hotel suite as well, where the Filipino was staying.

What shaped up during the meet was relatively unknown during the time, though it was reported that the boxers exchanged numbers during half time of the NBA game, fuelling speculation about the potential fight between two of the best boxers in modern times.

But, when Mayweather posted a short video clip of their hotel suite meeting on Instagram, the video showed Mayweather expressing his desire to fight the Filipino stating that they should fight before leaving the sport.

Now the Filipino has stated how they actually met during the game, though he did not divulge much detail about what transpired in the hotel suite meet.

"Later that night he visited me at my hotel. He did most the talking, and I just listened. I think Floyd is essentially a good person, a nice person," quoted the Filipino as saying. 

"When Floyd is surrounded by his people, his attitude changes and he becomes bossy," added Pacquiao.

However, he did concede that their meeting during the NBA game was unplanned and said that he was surprised to see the American.

Pacquiao only headed over to watch the game as he did not have anything to do, as his flight was cancelled.

"So we went to see the Miami Vs Milwaukee basketball game and I was surprised to see Floyd across the court. Well, not that surprised because I know Floyd has a house in Miami and he always watches the Heat games."

"When Floyd approached me across the court, we were surrounded by a lot of people. Maybe they're thinking that we're going to fight, there and then," said Pacquiao.

Boxing fans around the world are eagerly waiting for the bout to be finalised. Personal deals are said to have been agreed upon by both the boxers, but it is the network deals, which is a major concern, stalling the deal.

With HBO having a contract with Filipino and CBS owned Showtime with Mayweather, the networks have failed to come to a common agreement over terms for the delayed broadcast of the joint pay-per-view.

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