Mayweather-Pacquiao fight agreed

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Published: Friday 20th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Floyd Mayweather has announced he has agreed a deal to fight Manny Pacquiao in May.

The undefeated 11-times world champion posted a picture of the signed contract on social network Shots and confirmed the fight would take place on May 2, adding: “I promised the fans we would get this done and we did.”

The pair, who both beat Ricky Hatton before the Mancunian retired, have long been considered the two best fighters of their generation and boxing fans have been itching for them to get in the ring for years.

Mayweather, unbeaten after 47 professional fights, and Pacquiao, an eight-division world champion, have tried and failed in the past to reach an agreement, but now the bout is finally set in stone.

“I am glad my decision to meet with Manny and discuss making this fight happen helped get the deal done,” Mayweather said in a statement.

“Giving the fans what they want to see is always my main focus. This will be the biggest event in the history of the sport. Boxing fans and 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.”

Hopes that the long-awaited contest was finally inching closer were boosted when Mayweather and Pacquiao met and exchanged numbers at a basketball match last month and those inklings have proven to be true.

Published: Friday 20th February 2015 by The News Editor

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