After months of speculation, the much-awaited fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been confirmed.
Mayweather posted the announcement on the social media web site Shots.com, writing:
What the world has been waiting for has arrived. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on May 2, 2015, is a done deal. I promised the fans we would get this done, and we did. We will make history on May 2nd. Don’t miss it! This is the signed contract from both fighters.
Mayweather is reportedly expected to make over a $100 million from the May 2 showcase.
“This is the right fight for boxing,” Pacquiao said in a statement. “Floyd Mayweather and I is the fight boxing fans have wanted for years and I am looking forward to it. I will be representing my fans and my country and trying to bring glory to the Philippines.”