MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO – The Lowdown On The Showdown

The welterweight world championship unification bout between Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. and Manny “Pac-man” Pacquiao is being hyped as “The Fight of the Century,” or as may call it MayPacalypse. Everyone in the boxing world and fans have been waiting in anticipation since 2009 for this bout when talks first began. Undefeated pound-for-pound superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. is expected to make $180 million on May 2 while eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is expected to make around $80 million.

The date, place and time are set for Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. For us here in SA, SuperSport will be broadcasting it along with additional content, check out this link for the schedule

WBC belt

TO GO ALONG WITH THE BRAGGING RIGHTS, The winner will be awarded a one million dollar diamond and emerald encrusted belt. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, alongside former champion Larry Holmes and current WBC light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, unveiled the belt in Mexico City recently. The belt also includes the faces of both Mayweather and Pacquiao alongside Sulaiman and Muhammad Ali’s on the sideplates of the belt, which features 3,000 miniature emeralds.


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