Saturday, February 14, 2015

REPORT: FLOYD MAYWEATHER AND MANNY PACQUIAO AGREE TO $250 MILLION LAS VEGAS FIGHT

By: Connor Glowacki

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     After seven years in the making, it appears that we are soon going to have the biggest boxing match in recent memory between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
     According to several reports, including from The Telegraph and MSN, the two boxing stars and rivals have agreed to terms on what will be the richest matchup ever in boxing history. That number is 250 million dollars.

     "Manny has 100 percent signed his part of the deal," a source told Telegraph Sport. "It is now over to Mayweather to close the deal and announce the fight."

Floyd Mayweather is undefeated as a professional
with a career record of 47-0.
Photo courtesy of allhiphop.com.
     Reports have also indicated that while Pacquiao has already signed and agreed to terms of the fight, there is the possibility that Mayweather will announce the fight during the NBA All Star Game festivities.
    Mayweather is currently in New York this weekend for the NBA All Star Game.

A fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather
has been rumored since 2009.
Photo courtesy of celebrityofficial.com.





     The breakdown of revenue will have Mayweather receiving 60 percent and Pacquiao receiving 40 percent. Floyd Mayweather has an undefeated career record of 47 wins and zero losses that also includes 26 knockout victories. Manny Pacquiao currently has a career record of 57 wins, five losses and two draws.

     Professional boxing remains a multi-million dollar industry, but it has taken a hit in popularity over the past decade. There is no doubt that a Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight would reignite interest in the sport.

     Do you believe that this fight is actually going to happen? And who do you think would win? Leave a comment below or send me your comment on Twitter @ConnorGlowacki.

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