Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: Agree to $250 Million Purse and Fight Date?
The Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao skeptics (like 50 Cent) are one step closer to being wrong today, with the news that a date and purse for the hotly anticipated fight have been set, and one half of the contract has been signed. Predictably, Pacquiao is the one who’s already signed, sealed, and delivered his end of the bargain, according to a recent report from the Telegraph:
“Manny has 100 per cent signed his side of the deal,” the source told Telegraph Sport. “It is now over to Mayweather to close the deal and announce the fight.” Pacquiao himself revealed Friday that he has started training in General Santos City, Philippines for his next fight.
As for Mayweather’s part, he’s reportedly very close to agreeing to the deal, also according to that same report:
Mayweather was in New York on Friday, buying hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewellery, and there are indications that the unbeaten American boxer could even decide to announce the superfight officially at the NBA All-Star Game tip-off, which takes place on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
As for the terms of the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao match, they come to an impressive $250 million purse, and a 60-40 split of the fight’s revenue in Mayweather’s favor. The tentative date and location for the fight has been reported as well, falling on May 2nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
We’ll probably have to wait until tomorrow (Sunday) for the official, no-backing-out-now announcement after Floyd Mayweather hopefully signs on for this massively hyped event. Then, we’ll just have to wait until early May to see if the fight lives up to expectations. For now, you can read more on the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight’s development at the Telegraph site here.