Last Updated on 13 May 2021 4:16 pm (UK Time)
So it has finally been announced, it has only been five years in the making. Both sides have at last managed to agree to the terms of the contract and have they managed iron out the problems they had before and both fighters have signed to fight.
The world will finally get to see Floyd Mayweather (47-0,) face Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2), the fight is scheduled to take place at the MGM Grand on May 2nd.
After years of deadlock, the deal was completed on Friday after months of speculation, which intensified after we witnessed Manny Pacquiao’s victory against Chris Algieri on Nov. 22.
One thing is for certain, this fight barring a draw, can settle the issue that has been debated for years: Who is the best pound for pound boxer?
This fight is set to smash all records, it has been suggested that the fight will make at least £250m making it the richest single occasion in the history of the sport.
Both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacaquiao we’re fully aware about the public’s demand for the fight and knew the boxing world was waiting for an announcement from both camps.
“I promised the fans we would get this done, and we did,” Mayweather wrote on the social media platform Shots.
Pacquiao said in a statement: “I am very happy that Floyd Mayweather and I can give the fans the fight they have wanted for so many years. They have waited long enough, and they deserve it.”
Pacquiao has already started training camp and is taking it all in his stride; he has stepped up his preparations for his mega-fight against rival Floyd Mayweather.
He said: “This is just like any other fight I had before.
“I’ve been in this kind of situation many times in my previous fights. It doesn’t scare me.”
I am very happy that Floyd Mayweather and I can give the fans the fight they have wanted for so many years.
— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) February 21, 2015