Pacquiao arrives in Las Vegas sans banter and hoopla

Manny PacquiaoA dinner for the entourage was held inside the room. At around past 10 in the evening Pacquiao’s assistant Rob Peters requested the small crowd to disperse and proceed to their assigned rooms to give privacy to the boxing icon who wore a Boston Celtics cap all the way from California to Nevada.

Official arrival ceremonies will be held at the main hotel entrance to Mandalay Bay-11 a.m. for Diaz and 11:30 a.m. for Pacquiao who is expected to be accompanied by Top Rank big boss Bob Arum. Pacquiao refused to talk about the fight during the dinner but made some remarks and observation on why the Los Angeles Lakers was clobbered by Boston Celtics in the recent NBA finals. Those who arrived together with Pacquiao were Texas-based physician Allan Recto, promoter and confidante Rex (Wakee) Salud,
patron and wedding godfather Rey Gollingan, promoter Johnny Elorde, among other prominent figures in the Team Pacquiao. Coach Freddie Roach arrived few hours later. At 11 pm. Pacquiao’s room was off limit to particulars.