Boxing: The long awaited fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao

Boxing: The long awaited fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao
 Mayweather  Jr. poses with his six title belts after defeating Oscar De La Hoya in split decision to win the WBC super welterweight world championship bout in this May 5, 2007 file photo, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena  in Las Vegas. Welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. will defend his title against Ricky Hatton on Dec. 8 in Las Vegas. The site of the fight has not been determined, Golden Boy Promotions said Wednesday, Aug. 1, 200.. It's a matchup of two undefeated fighters, who are a combined 81-0.  (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Mayweather Jr. poses with his six title belts after defeating Oscar De La Hoya.

Immediately the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight was announced in February 2015, hype took the boxing and sports center stage, distributing a great deal of fodder for debate among sports lovers across the globe from most informed to the least.

According to analysts, the clash of the two historical champions has garnered space in the annals of history notably in a number of aspects. This has greatly formed the baseline of the fight’s code names; the highly awaited fight, the biggest fight in boxing history, one most billed in the modern century, as the richest bout in history, one most yarned for among others.

A lot perhaps has come to life in this boxing encounter never noticeable in the annals of boxing.

Mark you immediately tickets were announced on market in the United states City of Las Vegas in the state of Nevada at 12 noon in this holiday city, where the fight is scheduled, it took just about sixty seconds for the market to run dry.

Placed at about $ 128,705, the shoving and pushing for space and purchases caused a lot of jam on internet sites where the tickets had been placed according to the daily mail.

“…all tickets on public sale were snapped up inside a minute” the paper noted.

The daily mail adds: “Prospective buyers were limited to four tickets per person. The website experienced issues minutes before the 8pm deadline due to high traffic”.

According the BBC, fans who will show up for the weigh- ins on May 1 will be charged $ 10 admission to at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vega, out of which, $ 1 is channeled to charity.

However, the base of the fight according to the bbc sports is a farfetched affair.

In 2009, disagreements between the two boxers’ camps on terms of professional engagements chief of which was purse split, drug testing, and location of the bout had prevented the clash of legend to come to life. The ring magazine, one of the most popular boxing publications in United States rushed to call the Event of the year 2010.

However, in and outdoor negotiations for the period since later gave birth to what advertizing firms called the determination of destiny by the legends.

This theory was built on the idea that;

For a Floyd Mayweather, (Born Floyd Joy Sinclair ) alias Money whose boxing career has been developed on family strings, stemming directly from the hard-hand of his father Floyd Mayweather Sr., a former welterweight contender the later 1970s and 1980s, would seal his American Professional boxing career in a bleak form as age is dragging him out of the ring.

His opponent Manny Pacquiao was the quickest to tell all and sundry that the fight was long overdue after the negotiations had hit a success notably as a platform to exhibit their art as they both come of age.

“I am very happy that Floyd Mayweather and I can give the fans the fight they have wanted for so many years,” Pacquiao said further noting that their fight was long overdue.

“They have waited long enough and they deserve it. It is an honour to be part of this historic event.


Mayweather’s response in what has been read as his last fight to retirement started sending threats to the Philippine national whose boxing career has also moved without any stumbles

“I am the best ever and this fight will be another opportunity to showcase my skills and do what I do best, which is win he boasted.

“Manny is going to try to do what 47 before him failed to do, but he won’t be successful. He will be number 48.” Weather threatened the Philippine army Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserve Force.

On a light note, the words tickled Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach greatly that he could hold his response.

“Floyd should enjoy being the A-side while he can. Because on May 2, Manny is going to put him on his backside”

Perhaps Manny, alias Pac man whose career foundation stone was laid in 1995 while just 16 in which he immediately won 11 fights has calculated his moves so well without hasty excitement.

Named “Fighter of the Decade” in the 2000 by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO), Manny’s crafty professional career has brought tremendous glory to his name up to late.

Winning boxing exceptional awards notably in 2006, 2008, and 2009, and the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2009 and 2011 an encounter with 36 year old is can never be a matter for clowning, it takes a hand with torrential abilities attached to dismantle a go getter like Manny who has also enjoyed the cool air of the Filipino political administration as a congress man after a successful win of the political office in 2010.

Manny has always treasured Filipinos. Immediately the fight was announced, he was quick to dedicate it

“I dedicate this fight to all the fans who willed this fight to happen and, as always, to bring glory to the Philippines and my fellow Filipinos around the world.” He remarked

Evander Holyfield a retired American professional boxer says the fight is a tricky affair for both boxing champions. However, it better be a win for Mayweather if he is to retire from professional boxing as he earlier asserted.

A loss he says could lead the promising champion back to the ring

“It’s hard to say, ‘I’m going to get out of boxing undefeated.’ You’ve got to ask yourself, is it good for boxing that you get out undefeated? That just means that (Mayweather) better beat him good if he’s going to get out” he told

Evander also warn Pacquiao to take extra care in the ring if he is to drag the man who has announced his exit beck to the ring

Evander sounds so sure in the article, knocking Maywhether, whose boxing foundation started on strong family strings and has never been waylaid since 1993, is not a sure deal affair for Pac Man.

Mayweather’s record is not a simple one. With two-time Ring magazine Fighter of the Year (winning the award in 1998 and 2007); he also won the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) Fighter of the Year award in 2007 and the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014

This makes Evander more assured Pacman has a tough journey a head. “The only way you’re going to beat Mayweather is to you take some kind of a chance. Don’t nobody take chances with him, because he’s just that good.” He advised

According to, Holyfield who made his reputation as a fighter who didn’t back down from anyone, admitted that giving fans the fights they most want to see isn’t the road to keeping an undefeated record noting that both fighters ought to take extra care.

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