Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Will THIS Be the Year?

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by Samantha Denäe

Well ladies and gentleman, it’s the moment we’ve ALL been waiting for: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao! And by the looks of it, this battle between the welterweight champs could come to fruition IF Mayweather signs the agreement.

According to promoter Bob Arum, Manny Pacquiao has officially agreed to terms for a fight with Floyd Mayweather on May 2 but they are still awaiting Mayweather’s approval.

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Reportedly, Mayweather’s reps have agreed to the deal but then again there hasn’t been any proof on whether Arum’s side of the story is true.

Sources have also reported that not only is there an agreement for the highly anticipated bout to be at the MGM Grand Garden, but there will also be a 60/40 spilt in favor of Money Mayweather, which could be in the $120 million range, still making Floyd the highest paid athlete; but a spokesman of MGM has stated that to his knowledge there hasn’t been a deal for the fight to be held at the Grand Garden.

Although Arum refused to speak with Yahoo! Sports about details of the agreement, he did state that Pacquiao was on board and ready to move forward with the deal.

“I want to get some movement here, with bringing Mayweather to the table so we can go out and get everything signed and get the networks together and get the thing finished.”

He went on to say:

“I’m not trying to force anybody’s hand, I’m just saying, ‘Hey, we’ve agreed to everything, period. The people we have talked to on Mayweather’s side have agreed to everything. Now we need Mayweather to step up and say, ‘Yeah, I’m on board. I agree.’

I’m not going to put a deadline on there. I’m just going to hope that everybody does the right thing and we get this concluded. It would be really sad if we went through this stuff again like we did before.”

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We will see how this will work out between the two camps as well as the networks since Mayweather has a contract with Showtime and Pacquiao is obligated to HBO, but like everyone else I’m hoping to see a good , clean showdown between these two. The world has been waiting on it!

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