Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs), 36, has agreed to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs), 37, on May 2. This means that the most anticipated boxing match in recent history, and what will be the most lucrative fight of all-time, could finally be taking place.
Top Rank, Pacquiao’s promoter, said that the fighter will comply with Mayweather’s terms: use 8-ounce gloves, take a 40% cut of the revenue, and be subjected to random drug testing by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.
Chairman Bob Arum of Top Rank has been working with CBS/Showtime, who Mayweather is under contract with, to make a deal with HBO who Pacquiao fights under. The two companies have worked together in the past.
The fight is the closest to happening since 2009. Many believe that Mayweather is afraid to fight Pacquiao, which is why the fight has not happened yet. Mayweather is looking to retire soon, and with Pacquiao being considered his toughest opponent out there, he does not want to sacrifice his undefeated record.
Now that Pacman has agreed to Mayweather’s terms, we will see what The Money Team’s response will be.
It appears that the boxing glove is in his ring.