The long wait is over. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather’s May 2 fight is finally on. Mayweather announced the big news on his social networking site account Friday (Saturday Manila time).
“I am glad my decision to meet with Manny and discuss making this fight happen helped get the deal done,” Mayweather said, referring to a chance Jan. 27 meeting with Pacquiao at a Miami Heat game followed by a private discussion after the game. “Giving the fans what they want to see is always my main focus. This will be the biggest event in the history of the sport.”
The most anticipated fight will take place at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Manny Pacquiao spoke to Yahoo Sports to confirm the news. “I am very happy that Floyd Mayweather and I can give the fans the fight they have wanted for so many years.”
“They have waited long enough and they deserve it. It is an honor to be part of this historic event. I dedicate this fight to all the fans who willed this fight to happen and, as always, to bring glory to the Philippines and my fellow Filipinos around the world,” he added.