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Will the ‘Fight of the Century’ ever happen?

25 Nov 2010
 Will the ‘Fight of the Century’ ever happen?
  • Manny Pacquiao defeated 'golden boy' Oscar De La Hoya in 2008 to establish himself as one of the best fighters in welterweight division.
  • Rumours about a Floyd Mayweather and Pacquiao fight were strong with the experts expecting a showdown in 2011.
  • The talks broke down previously since Mayweather wanted a 60/40 revenue-split.
  • Duo's reputation and peoples expectations have made it 'Fight of the Century'.

Not just a boxer!

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Apart from being a professional boxer, Manny Pacquiao is an elected member of the Philippine House of Representatives, an actor, a singer and a television host.

Mayweather and Pacquiao meet in Miami

4 Feb 2015
Mayweather and Pacquiao meet in Miami
  • The two boxers met during a NBA match in Miami.
  • The two were seen talking and exchanging numbers to discuss the terms of their fight personally.
  • Experts termed their possible match as 'the most lucrative' and awaited match in boxing history.
  • Pacquiao's contract with HBO/Time Warner and Mayweather's contract with CBS/Showtime may be causing a delay in the fight.

Date confirmed-‘Fight of the Century’ on May 2

20 Feb 2015
Date confirmed-‘Fight of the Century’ on May 2
  • The dates for the 'Fight of the Century' were confirmed close to 5 years after the first discussions were held between the two boxers.
  • Both the stars confirmed the news of their fight to be held on May 2 at Las Vegas.
  • The match will be at welterweight limit of 147 pounds.
  • WBO, WBC and WBA titles will be on line in the fight.

Pay per view cost in US goes up to $100

3 Apr 2015
Pay per view cost in US goes up to $100
  • US viewers would have to pay $100 to watch the super fight, making it the most expensive pay per view boxing match in the history.
  • The telecast rights of the fight in US are with HBO and Showtime.
  • The previous most expensive fight was between Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez in 2013 whose pay per view rate for US viewers was $64.95.

Tickets sell out in 1 minute

23 Apr 2015
Tickets sell out in 1 minute
  • Tickets of the fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao were sold out within 60 seconds of being available. The website crashed moments before the ticket launch due to heavy traffic.
  • Of the 16,800 total seats at the venue, 1,000 were made available to the fans. Remaining tickets are with the promoters, sponsors and the casinos.
  • Tickets ranged from £1,000 to £5,000 per seat.

Mayweather beats Pacquiao in ‘Fight of the century’

3 May 2015
Mayweather beats Pacquiao in ‘Fight of the century’
  • Floyd Mayweather extended his unbeaten streak to 48 matches by beating Pacquiao in the "Fight of Century'.
  • The fight was held at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena with a crowd capacity of 16,800.
  • Three judges unanimously declared Mayweather as winner on points.
  • At £350 million, it was pegged as 'the richest' fight in boxing history. Mayweather got close to $180 million for his victory.

Mayweather stripped of the welterweight World Title!

7 Jul 2015
Mayweather stripped of the welterweight World Title!
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. won't be given the welterweight title that he had won after beating Filipino Manny Pacquiao earlier this year as he failed to comply with the rules.
  • Mayweather missed a deadline by which he had to pay a sanctioning fee of $200,000 from the fight.
  • He also failed to return the junior middlewight title which he previously held.