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Friday, February 20, 2015

It's official!: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Manny Pacquiao is on May 2, 2015

[caption id="attachment_5152" align="alignnone" width="650"]It's official: Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao is on May 2, 2015 Photo: Screenshot from Mayweather's Shots account[/caption]

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Manny Pacquiao is on May 2, 2015. After more than half a decade the fight that the world has been waiting is finally made. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KO) posted on his Shots account a photograph with the apparent official contract that showed his signature besides Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KO) and the rest of the people involve, as seen on Mayweather's Shots screen grab above.
"What the world has been waiting for has arrived. Mayweather vs Pacquiao on May 2, 2015, is a done deal. I promised the fans..." -- Floyd Mayweather Jr.

In a report from Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports! Mayweather said that: "I am glad my decision to meet with Manny and discuss making this fight happen helped get the deal done. Giving the fans what they want to see is always my main focus. This will be the biggest event in the history of the sport. Boxing fans and sports fans around the world will witness greatness on May 2. I am the best ever, TBE, and this fight will be another opportunity to showcase my skills and do what I do best, which is win. Manny is going to try to do what 47 before him failed to do, but he won't be successful. He will be number 48."

So there you go fight fans! The fight that we have been waiting for has finally arrived. Although many believed that it should have happened few years ago, but it's still the biggest fight out there. It's expected that this fight will shatter the existing highest revenue and PPV buys record in the sports' history.

Few minutes after Floyd announced the fight HBO and Showtime held a joint conference call to announce the fight.

“It’s going to be a spectacular night for the sport.” said HBO honcho Ken Hershman during the conference call.

“Each side of this negotiation bore some of the pain in making the deal,” said Espinosa of Showtime.

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