This is the biggest boxing match ever. Read
Come May 2, two boxers, Filipino Manny Pacquiao and U.S. boxer Floyd Mayweather will trade punches at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, in a welterweight unification bout that is reputed to be the fight with the biggest pot ever.
The mega bout has a pot of about US$400 million to be divided among both men in the long-awaited fight, which had been negotiated over five years.
“What the world has been waiting for has arrived,” Mayweather, who has a perfect record of 47-0 with 26 knockouts, said.
The fight is expected to be a duel between the defense-minded Mayweather and the aggressive Pacquiao, whom are the biggest drawcards of their generation, to define the mythical title of the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter.
“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,” he said. “It is an honor to be part of this historic event.”
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