Las Vegas has been a worldwide-known venue for popular boxing events all these years. It has held an arena for many well-known boxers coming from different continents of the world. And this coming 2015, boxing fanatics are completely enthralled by the news of the most-awaited fight of the year. Coming from the mouth of boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, the long wait is over because “Money Man versus Pac-Man” will finally take place this 2015.
According to Floyd Mayweather Sr, his son Floyd will rule his perfect record of “pound-for-pound best boxer” title against Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, which he says will happen sometime next year.
“It’s gonna happen. That fight’s gonna happen. Trust me,” the senior Mayweather told Fight Hype. “That fight’s definitely gonna happen. It’s a fight for the world, man, right there. It’s the biggest fight that has ever been in life, so like I said, so like I said, man, that fight’s gonna happen.”
Many boxing enthusiasts would definitely agree with the elder Mayweather with regard to his views about the most-awaited legendary fight in the boxing world. Many fans would be more than thrilled if the fight will push through next year.
This is certainly exciting news as two of the world’s boxing champs finally gave word on the fight that has been highly anticipated by many for so long.
Mayweather sports a 47–0 record, consisting of 26 knockouts to date. As of the moment, 37-year-old Pacquiao carries the welterweight and junior middleweight titles and has two fights remaining under his belt and under his Showtime contract. It is indicated that he will retire once the contract is accomplished. Also, he has not revealed his future fight plans, except for his plan to have a May fight.
“I’ll tell you right now, he never told me the fight’s gonna happen, but … the fight’s gonna happen,” elder Mayweather informed Fight Hype. “You mark my words, we’ll see.”
On the other hand, Pacquiao has successfully defended his welterweight title against Chris Algieri in Macau on November 22, 2014.
Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, has told that HBO and Showtime/CBS have been mentioning about working together on a joint pay per view.
If this fight would happen any time next year, then this would absolutely be a great career challenge for both boxing champions.
The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas is the most possible venue if this fight will happen next year. Mayweather and Pacquiao will rock the ring probably on May 2015. Although this has no finality yet, it seems that the undefeated American boxer is willing to face his Filipino counterpart. According to the website Boxing Insider, many suspect that Mayweather will fight Pacquiao because of the significant money the fight will generate.
Some sources also say that Mayweather isn’t really that eager to fight Pacquiao, but he is after the big bucks. The Filipino boxing champ challenged Mayweather by telling him to shut up or put up a fight. Pacquiao has committed himself to Bob Arum’s contract until the end of 2016. At that time he will be 38, and retirement will be a consideration.