The boxing match for which the entire free world has been waiting has finally been set!!!
In what is being touted as the biggest fight in the history of the sport of boxing, on Saturday, May 2, Welterweights FLOYD MAYWEATHER Jr. and MANNY PACQUIAO will meet in LAS VEGAS at the MGM GRAND HOTEL & CASINO to determine the undisputed WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
ESPN reports FLOYD MAYWEATHER said;
"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."MANNY PACQUIAO said;
"I am very happy that Floyd Mayweather and I can give the fans the fight they have wanted for so many years. 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."TOP RANK BOXING Promoter BOB ARUM said;
"It's hasn't been easy. But I think in some strange way the inability to get the fight done before now enhances its value and this is one event that the public all over the world has been talking about and discussing for years. The interest in the fight will be absolutely red-hot. I've been promoting boxing for nearly 50 years and there is nothing that has come close to this because there has been nothing that has been so difficult to come to fruition. As interest is concerned, this is akin to the first (Muhammad) Ali-(Joe) Frazier fight. You have to be grateful that this is finally happening. You can't bemoan the false starts and the inability to do this before. It's here now."SHOWTIME SPORTS Executive Vice President/General Manager STEPHEN ESPINOZA said;
"Everyone involved, including Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, knows this fight simply had to happen. 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 (with Alvarez) and we look forward to another record-breaking performance on May 2."HBO SPORTS President KEN HERSHMAN said;
"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 clamoring for them to face each other. And now, on May 2, in what everyone believes will be the biggest boxing event of all time, fight fans have been granted their wish. May 2 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."FLOYD MAYWEATHER Jr. vs. MANNY PACQUIAO... Who YOU Got???