According to multiple reports, the boxing world might just get the jump-start needed for a big 2015, as Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao continue to negotiate a fight.
The two have long been considered the top fighters in the world, but trying to work out fight arrangements – including who would air the pay-per-view, money divided and drug testing – have kept them from meeting.
Lance Pugmire of the LA Times reported recently that Mayweather and Pacquiao have agreed on a 60-40 split of the revenue, with the larger sum going to “Money.” May or June is the target date for the fight, with negotiations expected to conclude sometime late this week or early next week.
Mayweather, who turns 38 next month, is 47-0 in his career and coming off a pair of decision victories over Marcos Maidana. He is the reigning WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring welterweight and WBC light middleweight champion.
Pacquiao has picked up three straight decision wins since a pair of 2012 setbacks to Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley. He retained the WBO welterweight title with a decision win last November vs. Chris Algieri.