For those that placed a bet on Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao happening before Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva, you can cash in.
Mayweather confirmed on social media Friday night that everything was signed, sealed and delivered for a May 2 meeting with Pacquiao. The two have been working towards a super-fight for the better part of the last five years.
“What the world has been waiting for has arrived,” Mayweather wrote. “Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on May 2, 2015 is a done deal.
“I promised the fans we would get this done and we did.”
Mayweather (47-0) is 37 years old, a year older than Pacquiao (57-5-2). He’ll sport a five-in reach advantage. “Money” currently holds the WBC, WBA and Ring welterweight titles, along with the WBC Super, WBA and Ring junior middleweight belts. “Pac-Man” is the WBO welterweight champion.
Both Showtime and HBO will broadcast the event on pay-per-view, with further details such as cost and the announcers to be determined soon. Mayweather is slated to earn 60-percent of the PPV purse, with Pacquiao netting the other 40.