Floyd Mayweather will risk his undefeated 47 – 0 record and take on Manny Pacquiao (57 – 5 – 2 ) May 2 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand, reports
It’s not an accident that Mayweather finally agreed to the fight when Pacquiao is well beyond his prime. Its also not an accident that Floyd agreed to it when he could negotiate a 60-40 purse split. Pacquiao needs the fight more than Mayweather right now for both financial and professional reasons. If the fight had happened earlier, a 50-50 split would have been more likely.
Mayweather announced the fight on social media.
It’s official: Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at the MGM Grand. pic.twitter.com/fY4vaAFbIF
— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) February 20, 2015
Pacquaio confirmed it.
I am very happy that Floyd Mayweather and I can give the fans the fight they have wanted for so many years.
— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) February 21, 2015
The deal is reportedly worth 250 million dollars.
The fight has been anticipated for years. Issues such as drug testing, the purse split, broadcast rights and egos always seemed to get in the way.
Out of nine analyst ESPN interviewed, 5 picked Pacquiao. Who do you think will win the fight?