Multiple sources have told TMZ Sports that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have finally arranged a fight. This comes after years of baiting and switching and continuous hearsay and is the final day of the month, the month in which Pacquiao has demanded an official announcement from Mayweather that they will fight on May 2nd at the MGM Grand. The two sides had recently been aggressively trying to knock out a deal and met in person last week at the Miami Heat game. TMZ has since reported that the two sides will make their formal announcements in the coming days.
If the long awaited mega-fight takes place, it may be too little too late for some as the fight they would have wanted to see, would have been 5 years ago when the fighters were truly peaking. Others will be thankful and feel that it’s better late than never. At the end of the night, the fight should be all it’s hyped up to be and could lead to multiple fights between the two. If The fight is close, fans will ask for another bout, if it isn’t close, fans will probably still ask for another bout for the loser to redeem himself.
For Mayweather, if he is able to beat Pacquiao, it will cement his legacy in the Hall of Fame and make him the best pound for pound fighter in the history of the sport. With a loss, his perfect record will become tarnished. It appears as though he realizes what’s at stake and that refusing a fight with Pacquiao would not make him the best pound for pound fighter of all time, even if he retired with a perfect record.
It has also been reported that Pacquiao will agree to receiving 40 percent of the revenue earned from the fight, leaving Mayweather with the remaining 60 percent because he is the bigger draw and has more to lose.