Its the fight everyone has been waiting for. +Floyd Mayweather and +Manny Pacquiao is set to box each other May 2nd. Yes, the fight that looms as one of the most anticipated in boxing history is finally on.
For more than five years sports fans have clamored for a summit meeting between the two best fighters in the world and after various failed negotiations — and a protracted and difficult effort to make the fight in recent months — they will get it on May 2 to unify their welterweight world titles at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The showdown is a lock to be the richest in boxing history and will, barring a draw, settle the issue that has been debated for years: Who is the No. 1 fighter in boxing and who is the king of their era? Mayweather made the announcement on Friday afternoon on a social media platform called Shots, of which he is an investor.
According those familiar with the agreement, the contract Mayweather signed for the fight gave him the right to be the one to announce the fight, even though he was obligated to notify Top Rank of when he would do it. On Friday afternoon, Top Rank was notified and Mayweather made the announcement about an hour later.