Boxing fans, promoters and pundits may no longer have to wait for the so much anticipated fight which they have wanted to see happen; Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquaio, since 2009.
Floyd Mayweather fixes Manny Pacquaio billion dollar fight for May 2
Fight between Mayweather and Pacquaio had been stalled since 2009 when promoters tried to make it happen
The two fighters are ground breakers for different respects; Mayweather living as the richest and only champion never to be beaten in over 47 professional fights, Pacquaio on his part, the only boxer to be crowned champion in seven different weight categories but they both stand for one style, pound-for-pound.
A fight between these two is taught to fall in the billion dollar range; the biggest ever in boxing history, as it could attract the largest pay-per-view numbers and more money too for for both boxers and promoters.
Finally accepting a long evaded challenge, Mayweather said in a TV interview: "I would love to fight Manny Pacquiao.
''We tried to make the fight happen years ago; we had problems with random blood and urine testing.
"I just want to be on an even playing field. Now he's in a very, very tight situation. He's lost to [Juan Manuel] Marquez [in 2012], he's lost to [Timothy] Bradley [by controversial decision in 2012 but avenged it in April],'' Mayweather said
He added: ''Pay-per-view numbers are extremely low. He's desperate. I wanted that fight a long time ago. I'm just waiting on them."
"We are ready. Let's make it happen. May 2. Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao. Let's do it.''
To confirm his readiness for the fight, Mayweather challenged Pacquaio and his promoters further:
"So let's make this fight happen. Manny Pacquiao, Bob Arum, you guys have been ducking us for years.
"We're tired of you guys fooling the public, fooling the critics. You guys didn't want to take random blood and urine testing, so that's why it didn't happen. Then I offered you $40 million, then you didn't want to make the fight happen.
''You lost twice, now you coming back begging for the same money. That's not gonna happen. Let's make the fight happen for the people and the fans. Mayweather versus Pacquiao, May 2nd, Cinco de Mayweather."