One of the most searched terms on the internet is Pacquiao vs Mayweather 2015. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has released a statement saying that boxing fans can expect a mega-fight between boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather this year. According to Arum, both camps will finalize the fight in the next couple of days, the strongest indication that Pacquiao vs Mayweather will come to fruition this year.
According to sources privy to the negotiations, both the camps of Mayweather and Pacquiao have all major points agreed on. However, there are still some issues that could keep the fight from happening. Issues concerning network involvement could potentially slow down the negotiation as Pacquiao works with HBO while Mayweather is under the wings of Showtime. Sources from both networks, however, claim that they will not be a hindrance in what will be the most anticipated and richest boxing fight in the sportâ€™s colorful history.
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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.