The rumors of an impending agreement between both camps grew when Pacquiao and Mayweather met face to face at a Heat home game last January 27, Tuesday. Later that night, both camps had an hour-long discussion in Pacquiaoâ€™s hotel suite, possibly discussing the details of a possible mega-fight.
The said Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight is tentatively scheduled for May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight is billed as the richest pay-per-view event in boxing history, with an expected $300 million worth of total revenue. It was in the year 2009 when the first showdown between the two fighters was first discussed. However, nothing came up as both camps reached an impasse over drug testing procedures. Since then, several issues such as money, egos and personality clashes have prevented any fight from happening.
After Pacquiao defeated Chris Algieri last November in Macau, Pacquiao challenged Mayweather to step up and make the fight happen. Since then, both fighters exchanged jabs on social media. Pacquiao has been openly campaigning for the fight to happen while Mayweather has been extremely cautious with his words, something that the latter seldom did on social media.
Both Pacquiao and Mayweather have already cemented their status as two of the best boxers of their era. Mayweather remains undefeated in 47 bouts with 26 knockouts to boot. Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) has his own sterling record to boast of as he is the only man to have captured titles in eight different weight classes. Each fighter has his own accomplishments and the only footnote missing in their resume is a fight with each other.
A Pacquiao vs Mayweather mega-fight seems to have lost some appeal when the former was knocked out by his other bitter rival, Juan Manuel Marquez two years ago. However, the Filipino boxing star has restored his former glory by defeating some of the biggest names in boxing today with victories over Brandon Rios, Timothy Bradley and Chris Algieri. Next time that boxing fans search Pacquiao vs Mayweather 2015, they would likely be seeing the results of the fight.