It’s finally official: Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will fight on May 2 in Las Vegas in a match people have been waiting for for almost six years.
The fight, pitting the rapid-moving defensive tactician Mayweather (47-0, 26 knockouts) against the powerful and super-conditioned southpaw Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) will be televised on pay-per-view by both Showtime and HBO, and is considered a slam-dunk to become the most lucrative bout in boxing history.
“I’m very happy this five-year saga has come to an end,” Pacquiao said in a statement read by his business manager. “The fans all wanted and deserved this fight and I’m happy we’re giving it to them. It is an honor to be part of this historic event.”
Said Mayweather: “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.”
So, with all that said, who do you think will win the fight and how long will the fight last? Vote in our poll and let us know.