The Fight of the Century

A boxing fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is schedule for Saturday, May 2, 2015 and is known as “the Fight of the Century.” The fight was announced earlier this year and the fight for the welterweight world title is to take place at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It is been dubbed as the richest fight in the history of boxing too. Estimates call for $400 million and Floyd Mayweather getting 60 percent and 40 percent going to Manny Pacquiao. Broadcasters HBO and Showtime are expected to jointly telecast the fight on pay-per-view.

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Floyd Mayweather is 38 and now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has a record of 47-0 (W/L) with 26 KOs. He won world titles in five weight classes and display speed and brilliant defensive moves. He is the highest paid athlete in the world.

Born in Philippines, Manny Pacquiao is 36 and has 67 inch reach compared to 72 inch reach of Floyd Mayweather. His record is 57 winnings, 5 losses and 2 draws. There are 38 knockouts to his credit. At five feet six and one half inches tall, Manny Pacquiao has a slight disadvantage over five foot eight inches tall Floyd Mayweather going into the fight.