With Buboy Fernandez, Manny’s right-hand man. Buboy and Manny have been friends since childhood, where Manny took Buboy under his wing promising that he could ‘make him one of the best boxing trainers in the world someday.’
Riding on one of Pacquiao’s ‘entourage’ buses, taking us from Mandalay Bay’s ‘The Hotel’ to MGM Grand for the pre-fight weigh-in.
With Pacquiao and Mosley about to take the stage for the pre-fight weigh-in behind me in the background, I take my seat in the MGM Grand’s ‘Garden Arena.’
Historically, Pacquiao would have a Catholic Mass prior to, and after, his fights. In this photo (I’m circled in red about 5 rows back from Manny), you can see Freddie Roach and Alex Ariza amongst the distinguished attendees. Could this be one of the last Catholic services Manny attends?
A big left from Pacquiao in the 3rd round put Mosley down. Mosley appeared defeated each time he left his corner for the rest of the night.
Manny Pacquiao emerges as the victor on this great night, winning over Shane Mosley via unanimous decision.
With 16,412 spectators, generating more than $8.8 million in live gate receipts, ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael would later note that tonight’s attendance was the 14th best boxing attendance in Nevada’s history.