Mayweather & Pacquiao agree date for Boxing’s next ‘super-fight’
At long last, an agreement has been made between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao and their representatives that the pair will fight in May.
Mayweather took to social media, posting a picture of the signed contract, and adding: I promised the fans we would get this done and we did.”
It is the fight that the boxing world has wanted to see for a long time, and it shouldn’t disappoint. Mayweather is undefeated in 47 fights, while Pacquiao has had 64 fights, 57 of them being successful, with five of them losses and two draws.
Pacquiao was understandably delighted with the decision: “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 honour 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.”
Mayweather also echoed these sentiments: “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. 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.”
British boxer Amir Khan, was waiting in the wings to fight either boxer should the deal have collapsed congratulated the pair, tweeting: “Mayweather announces he’s fighting Manny Pacquiao. Good luck guys. A fight we all been waiting for”.