Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao mega-bout finally confirmed for May 2

February 20, 2015

It has been years in the making, but it finally appears that the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) and Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) is a done deal.

Sure it would have been better had the two met several years ago when they were younger, but the unavoidable fact remains that despite whatever decline they may have exhibited, Pacquiao and Mayweather still remain among the top elite fighters in the sport.

One major hurdle for this welterweight world championship unification bout concerned the broadcasting rights with Showtime and HBO.  Today executives from both companies issued statements confirming that the fight has been finalized:

Stephen Espinoza, Executive VP & GM, Showtime Sports

“Everyone involved, including Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, knows this fight simply had to happen.  All of us are thrilled to be able to deliver this event to boxing fans around the world.  Now, for the second time under his current deal with Showtime Networks, Floyd Mayweather has agreed to fight an opponent that many people thought he’d never face.  We set an all-time pay-per-view record with the first event back in September 2013, and we look forward to another record-breaking performance on May 2.”

Ken Hershman, President, HBO Sports:

“Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have been the two most prominent fighters in the sport of boxing for the past decade, and fight fans around the world have been clamoring for them to face each other.  And now, on May 2nd, in what everyone believes will be the biggest boxing event of all-time, fight fans have been granted their wish.  May 2nd will be a signature moment for the sport of boxing and HBO Sports is thrilled to be a part of this spectacular event.  I know the fighters and their teams will be primed to excel and we plan to work closely with everyone involved to deliver the same level of performance from a broadcast perspective.”

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com

1 comment:

  1. Pacman is gonna floor that fool early, and then the track meet will be on


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