PACQUIAO VS MAYWEATHER, TO BREAK WORLD RECORDS!
Boxing living legend Manny Pacquiao is set to break world records not only in boxing but in the whole arena of sports and beyond, when he finally faces his long-awaited nemesis Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring.
The clash between the two, regarded as the biggest in history, is expected to gross a record-breaking $400 Million, reports say.
The mega-fight, the subject of a long-running, on-off, controversial - and at times, bitter - brutal negotiations is finally coming to reality after almost 6 years of running around in circles.
The saga started in 2009 and had even reached the court when Pacquiao sued Mayweather for malicious statements in the heat of their public verbal exchanges. The case was eventually settled out of court, with Mayweather paying unspecified amount of money in damages to Pacquiao.
With a lot of bad blood between the two, they will, at long last, meet face-to-face on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, to settle the biggest issue on top of it all - who really is the greatest of all time?
Mayweather advertises himself as TBE (The Best Ever), while critics mock this self-proclaimed label.
For the ticklish money share, Pacquiao reportedly has agreed to a 60-40 share, with Mayweather taking the bigger share of the pie.
The rocky road of negotiations has involved many giants in the media and sports, and beyond.
"It hasn't been easy", Top Rank guru Bob Arum, said.
Millions of fans welcomed the decision with great joy, with the social media going berserk with the news.
Tickets to the fight had reportedly been sold-out within minutes.
Paquiao, an elected member of Philippine Congress and is a national hero, has declared he dedicates this historic fight to all sports fans around the world, especially his more than 100 million-strong fellow Filipinos.
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