Floyd Mayweather confirms he will fight Manny Pacquiao in La

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Floyd Mayweather confirms he will fight Manny Pacquiao in La

Post by General Chatter » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:28 am

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Floyd Mayweather has confirmed that he will fight Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on 2 May in what is expected to be the biggest grossing single sports event in history.

Five years after negotiations between the pair first took place, the unbeaten Mayweather posted a picture of the signed contract on Friday.

“What the world has been waiting for has arrived,” Mayweather wrote. “Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on May 2, 2015, is a done deal. I promised the fans we would get this done, and we did. We will make history on May 2nd. Don’t miss it!”

“I am glad my decision to meet with Manny and discuss making this fight happen helped get the deal done,” Mayweather added in a statement.
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“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.”

the pair are expected to earn $250m (£160m) between them. Ringside tickets could go on sale for $5,000 each, while the cost of watching the fight on pay-per-view in America could reach $100.

“Everyone involved, including Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, knows this fight simply had to happen,” said Stephen Espinoza, of promoters Showtime Sports. “All of us are thrilled to be able to deliver this event to boxing fans around the world. Now, for the second time under his current deal with Showtime Networks, Floyd Mayweather has agreed to fight an opponent that many people thought he’d never face. We set an all-time pay-per-view record with the first event back in September 2013, and we look forward to another record-breaking performance on May 2.

Ken Hershman, president of HBO Sports, added: “Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have been the two most prominent fighters in the sport of boxing for the past decade, and fight fans around the world have been clamouring for them to face each other.

“And now, on May 2nd, in what everyone believes will be the biggest boxing event of all-time, fight fans have been granted their wish. May 2nd will be a signature moment for the sport of boxing and HBO Sports is thrilled to be a part of this spectacular event. I know the fighters and their teams will be primed to excel and we plan to work closely with everyone involved to deliver the same level of performance from a broadcast perspective.”


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Post by General Chatter » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:33 am

Great fighter....sad that he is a wife beater....but I will be watching this one...
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Post by Soi Dog » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:35 am

This fight would have been great 5 years ago. Both well past their primes now. I'm sure their pay day will be impressive, due to the dearth of big names left out there.
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Post by General Chatter » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:24 am

Soi Dog wrote:This fight would have been great 5 years ago. Both well past their primes now. I'm sure their pay day will be impressive, due to the dearth of big names left out there.
true.....it should be a great fight.....and I think fighters nowadays have a longer career than in the past ... Bernard Hopkins for example 49 and a world champ.....
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Post by Saigon » Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:39 am

Manny Pacqiao is not a good person.
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Post by Soi Dog » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:25 am

I just watched Mayweather struggle to beat Ricky Hatton on youtube from their 2007 fight. It went 10 rounds.
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Pacquiao completely dominated Hatton without breaking a sweat. I don't see 38 year old Mayweather overcoming Pacquiao at this point, despite his undefeated record. And I wouldn't be surprised if Mayweather retires from boxing immediately after his defeat.
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Post by sweatdriver2 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:31 pm

The reason why Mayweather agreed for the fight this time is because he thinks Manny
became weak is his last few fights, specially with Marquez. He thinks he can do the same.
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Post by General Chatter » Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:33 am

I was a big Hatton fan having watched him from his third fight onwards....but I must say that Mayweather boxed him up.....Manny I think will hit the deck.....Floyd gonna win....watch this space....
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Post by General Chatter » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:59 pm

watching an interview where Floyd said yes its a $180 million purse but it is nothing to do with money... also said he has made million dollar bets before...and his biggest win was 6mill....
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