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Floyd Mayweather: Pacquiao a 'good fighter' and 'solid competitor'

Floyd Mayweather isn't describing Manny Pacquiao as anything special, but he's never been known to overlook an opponent, either.

Floyd Mayweather knows this is a special event, but he's definitely not talking about the May 2 fight with Manny Pacquiao any differently than he has other recent fights against the likes of Miguel Cotto, Robert Guerrero, Canelo Alvarez, or Marcos Maidana, going through his usual stock keywords to describe his next opponent.

When asked if Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KO) would be a particularly special victory for him, Mayweather (47-0, 26 KO) downplayed the idea.

"All my victories throughout my career mean everything to me," he said. "Not just one victory. Manny Pacquiao, he's a solid competitor. He's a good fighter. He's a guy that I can't overlook. May 2nd, I'm pretty sure we're gonna have a brilliant game plan."

He also wasn't overwhelmed by the enormous media turnout for yesterday's press conference, saying that when all is said and done, it will come down to two people: Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

"I try to just take one day at a time, because I look at the situation, like, when we move the backdrop out of the way, when we move the red carpet, and his corner steps down and my corner steps down, it comes down to the two fighters. That's what it's really about," he said. "It's about giving the people excitement. Without social media and all the people around the world pushing for this, I don't think this fight would be that big. I'm very thankful. It's all about timing."

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