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Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao: Let's Finally Get It On


At long last, the most-anticipated boxing match of the century is on its way.

On Friday, Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced he will fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Rival premium cable networks HBO and Showtime will, as ESPN put it, "come together to produce and distribute a joint pay-per-view telecast, which is expected to cost a record-high $89.95 (and probably $10 more for high definition)."

The 141st Kentucky Derby will also take place on May 2, as well as being in the thick of the NBA and NHL playoffs.

The boxing world has been clamoring for the two fighters to match for at least five years. Money, drug tests and other issues prevented that from happening. Each fighter has obviously aged in that time, but Mayweather's perfect 47-0 record and both fighter's drawing power no doubt make this arguably the most-anticipated bout in boxing history.

From ESPN:

"The fight is expected to shatter every revenue record in boxing history, including the pay-per-view buy record of 2.4 million generated by Mayweather's 2007 junior middleweight championship fight against Oscar De La Hoya; the all-time pay-per-view revenue record of $150 million generated by Mayweather's 2013 junior middleweight championship fight against Canelo Alvarez; and the all-time gate record of $20,003,150."

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