Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao – unification of the WBA and WBC super welterweight and the WBO welterweight championship Date: May 2, 2020 Place: Las Vegas, Nevada, MGM Grand Garden Arena Capacity: 16,500 Pay Per View: HBO and Showtime have entered into a joint agreement to telecast this fight on pay-per-view. The PPV telecast will begin at approximately 10:00 p.m. ET. Closed Circuit: MGM Resorts will be offering closed circuit viewing to the fight in 10 of their properties in Las Vegas as well as in numerous other MGM properties around the world. Referee: Kenny Bayless After years of anticipation, sports fans and boxing fans in particular will finally be able to see the fight of the century as Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. will fight Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao for the unified welterweight championship of the world. After years of negotiations, the contracts have been signed and the boxers are preparing for the fight that is just days away.
Mayweather is winding down his workers at his private gym in Las Vegas, while Pacquiao is completing his training at Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles that is owned and operated by his trainer Freddie Roach. Both fighters have been two of the most prominent in the boxing world over the past 10 years. Fans of boxing across the globe have been clamoring for this fight now for over five years and in just over a week the fans dreams come true as the two champions will walk into the ring and just one will walk out the champion. Mayweather is 47-0 with 26 knockouts.
The American has won five world titles in different weight divisions. He has been considered the best pound for pound fighter to ever step into the square circle. His defensive skills have allowed him to stay away from his opponent and lower his risk of being hit too often.
Mayweather was most recently in action last September against the Argentine Marcos Maidana. Mayweather owns his own promotions company Mayweather Promotions, which is operated by Leonard Ellerbe. Pacquiao is 57-5-2 with 38 knockouts. The Filipino has won 8 world titles in 8 different weight classes. He has returned from devastating losses to Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley with strong wins over Chris Algieri, Brandon Rios and a rematch with over Bradley. Pacquiao has been named the Fighter of the Decade for the 2000s. He is currently the holder of the WBO welterweight title and ranked No. 3 in the pound for pound list buy The Ring. Pacquiao beyond the ring is a Congressman in the Philippines and coaches and plays for a basketball team in his country. He aspires to one day be the President of the Philippines.