A long awaited match between two boxing greats has been confirmed, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will fight on May 2nd in Los Vegas. This match is one of the most anticipated fights in boxing history. This fight will answer the question that has been debated for years: Who is the No. 1 fighter in boxing and who is the king of this era?
The fight was decided when Mayweather ran into Pacquiao back in January at an a Miami Heat game. After they discussed in private after the game the details of the fight and agreeing on it.
“Giving the fans what they want to see is always my primary focus, This will be the biggest event in the history of the sport.” Said Mayweather in an interview, when asked about the fight.
When Pacquiao was asked about the fight he stated, “I am very happy that Floyd Mayweather and I can give the fans the fight they have wanted for so many years,” Pacquiao said. “They have waited long enough and they deserve it. It is an honor to be part of this historic event. I dedicate this fight to all the fans who willed this fight to happen and, as always, to bring glory to the Philippines and my fellow Filipinos around the world.”
This fight is expected to shatter every revenue record in boxing history. Which includes, the pay-per-view buy record of 2.4 million generated by Mayweather’s 2007 junior middleweight championship fight against Oscar De La Hoya; the all-time pay-per-view revenue record of $150 million made by Mayweather’s 2013 junior middleweight championship fight against Canelo Alvarez; and the all-time gate record of $20,003,150.
Rival television networks are reportedly going to come together to produce and distribute a joint pay-per-view telecast, which is expected to cost a record-high $89.95.
Both Mayweather and Pacquiao have impressive stats. Mayweather with 47-0, 26 KOs, has won world titles in five different weight classes. While Pacquiao with 57-5-2, 38 KOs and became the only boxer in history to win world titles in eight weight divisions. Now all we have to do is wait and tune in to see who will reign supreme and become welterweight champion.