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Floyd Mayweather uncharacteristically muted amid pomp at grand arrival

The home favorite for this weekend’s big fight in Vegas simply ‘knows what he has to do’ when he faces Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand

They say if you spend enough time in a place you become that place. So it is for Floyd Mayweather and Las Vegas, the desert town of six hundred thousand souls he’s called home for nearly all of his adult life, a place whose excess and chaos and seductive mythology he’s come to embody.

That truth is writ large from the moment one’s taxi bends out of McCarren International Airport onto East Tropicana Road towards the oversized likeness of Mayweather’s face and torso plastered on the side of the MGM Grand, visible for miles, beneath the headline: HOME OF THE CHAMPION.

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Floyd Mayweather uncharacteristically muted amid pomp at grand arrival

The home favorite for this weekend’s big fight in Vegas simply ‘knows what he has to do’ when he faces Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand

They say if you spend enough time in a place you become that place. So it is for Floyd Mayweather and Las Vegas, the desert town of six hundred thousand souls he’s called home for nearly all of his adult life, a place whose excess and chaos and seductive mythology he’s come to embody.

That truth is writ large from the moment one’s taxi bends out of McCarren International Airport onto East Tropicana Road towards the oversized likeness of Mayweather’s face and torso plastered on the side of the MGM Grand, visible for miles, beneath the headline: HOME OF THE CHAMPION.

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