5 Years in making and finally its May 2, 2015 declared as the D-day. It would be a historic event at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when two legend of Boxing will tussle with each other for the first time in the history of the Sport. It’s going to be big, brutal and historic when undefeated American ring legend Floyd Mayweather faces his Philippines rival Manny Pacquiao for WBO and The Ring Welterweight titles.
This highly anticipated welterweight showdown is expected to be the biggest prize money event in the sport history. This match took more than 5 years of making and is expected to generate the amount of US$300 million or more in pay per view revenue, which would set a new record as per Forbes. The MGM Grand Arena would host about 16,500 fans for the fight said to be the Fight of the Century and the house would be packed with the big names with tickets commanding over$100,000 for seats near ring and around 3 million people will watch it by paying $100 per view. This fight is expected to garner some big bucks for the star boxers as Mayweather is likely to earn about US$180 million while Pacquiao may earn at least US$120 million.
This match has been in making for more than half a decade and finally after all the negotiations the match mark its day in the history of the sport. Floyd Mayweather an orthodox boxer has an unbeaten record for 47 matches though he lost in 1996 Olympics games, he has many titles to his name like Unified WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring Welterweight and light middleweight champion also a 5-division world champion. Whereas Manny Pacquiao is southpaw boxer with titles to his name like WBO Welterweight Champion and 8-Division world champion. Mayweather is ranked 1st by ESPN.com while Pacquiao is ranked 2nd thus making this fight ‘the battle of the bests’.
Experts predict this classic fight can be the rejuvenation for the boxing sport across the globe but that requires the match to be sharp, furious and intense. The king of the ring would be crowned on 2nd of May and hence mark his legendary.