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Signed and Sealed: Mayweather – Pacquiao will face off on May 2

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By. BrotherJR

February 21, 2015

After six years of talk, speculation as well as back and forth negotiations, the long-awaited super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is finally official as they will square off on May 2nd at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. In a press conference Friday afternoon executives from HBO and Showtime confirmed what has been long rumored and we now have what boxing fans have been craving for, Mayweather – Pacquiao.

This highly anticipated bout will happen at Welterweight (147lbs) with Mayweather’s WBC/WBA titles and Pacquiao’s WBO Welterweight titles at stake. The revenue will be a 60/40 split with Mayweather receiving 60 percent of revenue, while Pacquiao will receive 40 percent of the revenue. The bout will air on both HBO (the hone network of Pacquiao) and Showtime (the home network of Mayweather).

“Each side in this negotiation bore some of the pain of making the deal. Everyone made compromises to get it done,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Showtime Sports. Ken Hershman, President, HBO Sports, said “It’s what were in this sport for, it’s the biggest boxing event of all time, we’re confident of that.”

Sure this bout should have been made years ago when both fighters were in their primes, but who really cares at this point. The bottom line is, the fight is happening. Both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are still fighting at a very high level with many still regarding them as the top two boxers in the sport. The mega-that should have been made and needed to be made has been made. Rejoice boxing fans because IT’S ABOUT TO GO DOWN! Mayweather – Pacquiao is signed, sealed and I can’t  wait.


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