(SportsNetwork.com) – The wait is over, boxing fans.
According to reports, one of the most anticipated fights in the history of the
sport is likely to take place on May 2 in Las Vegas when the pound-for-pound
champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr., will go into battle against Manny Pacquiao.
Fans and analysts alike have voiced their desire to see the matchup between
the two future Hall of Famers, but monetary issues have held up the possible
fight on numerous occassions over the years. The mega-fight is reportedly
going to fetch $250 million for the participants.
Mayweather (47-0) is coming off back-to-back wins against Marcos Maidana,
while Pacquiao (57-5) has won three straight fights since losing consecutive
bouts to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez, respectively.