Mayweather vs. Pacquiao has finally arrived

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Updated: May 2, 2015
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It’s a day we’ve all been waiting for, May 2, 2015. We will finally get the opportunity to watch the most intriguing boxing match of the century.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs) will put his undefeated record on the line by stepping in the ring with his biggest threat yet, Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs).

The fight will take place at 9 ET on Showtime PPV/HBO PPV at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

All the trash talking leading up to the fight is no longer relevant. The goal now is to be the last man standing and come away victorious.

Mayweather has been very humble while training for the fight, as he’s been taking a business-like approach. This could mean Mayweather feels the pressure that he’s under to keep his unbeaten record alive, or he could just be completely focused on the task at hand.

Pacquiao, on the other hand, seems to be enjoying the moment. He’s been in interview after interview, laughing, smiling and carrying himself very loosely.

The fight, which has already set gate, sponsorship and international television records, is expected to generate over $400 million, which would break every revenue record ever held, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN

Mayweather, 38, has just one fight remaining on his six-fight contract with Showtime after Saturday night. So, regardless of the outcome, there is a strong possibility that we could witness a rematch between these two in September. 

 

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Josiah Turner

Josiah Turner

Josiah is the founder and editor-in-chief at Sideline Sports Report. He is a writer for ESPN, and has written for Rant Sports and FanSided covering the Washington Redskins. He's also covered high school basketball for Virginia Preps (Rivals.com). Josiah is from Chesapeake, VA and a college graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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