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Mayweather (Finally) Announces 2015 Fight Against Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather made the announcement via social media. He and Manny Pacquiao will fight at the MGM Grand in Vegas May 2, 2015.

By Christian Bryant | February 20, 2015

It's official: boxer Floyd Mayweather announced he and Manny Pacquiao will square up in the ring May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. 

Mayweather made the announcement by showing off a few signatures via the social media app Shots. Mayweather is an investor of the app. 

According to ESPN, the agreement had been signed for days — and contracts were also signed by HBO and Showtime, which will surely make this boxing match one of the biggest spectacles in boxing history. Mayweather and Pacquiao agreed to a 60-40 split of the revenue — which could be hundreds of millions of dollars. 

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After the announcement, Pacquaio tweeted, "I am very happy that Floyd Mayweather and I can give the fans the fight they have wanted for so many years."

"Finally" is a word closely associated to this particular matchup because Mayweather and Pacquiao are considered living legends — and they almost agreed to terms in 2009. The anticipation has been stewing ever since. (Video via Fox Sports)

A writer for Yahoo Sports says Mayweather vs. Pacquiao won't exactly breathe new life into the sport of boxing, but it'll still be one heck of a fight: "May 2 will be a great day for boxing. Any suggestion otherwise is contrarian ridiculousness."

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