The world of boxing got the news it was waiting anxiously for years.
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather finally agreed to fight each other.
The contract was signed today and the date of the fight is set for May 2, in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao spoke to Yahoo.com about the news: “I am very happy that Floyd Mayweather and I can give the fans the fight they have wanted for so many years,” said Pacquiao, who signed the contract for the bout Thursday. “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.”
Mayweather announced the signing of the contract on his social medias.
Mayweather is 32 years old and has a professional record of 47-0, with 26KOs.
Pacquiao is 36 years old and has a professional record of 57-5-2, with 38KOs.