The now on, then off, then on again, then off fight is now officially on! At long last, the most anticipated fight in 21st Century boxing history is finally going to happen. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Mayweather-Pacquaio isn’t just another fight. It’s a worldwide event akin more to the World Cup final or the Olympics than it is your typical boxing card. It’s a long-awaited promotion that will have both hardcore boxing fans and mainstream sports enthusiasts psyched up like never before. Fans have pined for this fight since 2009, but it is no longer just a dream match. Mayweather and Pacquiao will finally fight.Main Event: Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao; 12-round welterweight unification bout for Mayweather’s WBC, WBA and The Ring magazine belts and Pacquiao’s WBO title. The bout will also crown the lineal welterweight champion per the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
Where: MGM Grand in Las Vegas
When: May 2, 2015
And for those TV stations still going to court, this bout is a lesson in money making for pay TV. The fight is expected to shatter every revenue record in boxing history, including 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 (13.7 billion Kenya Shillings) generated by Mayweather’s 2013 junior middleweight championship fight against Canelo Alvarez
TALE OF THE TAPE
Source: Bleacher Report