Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on May 2nd, 2015!

Imagine this. A brilliant defensive boxer facing a great offensive fighter inside a square ring for twelve rounds of boxing. Both, on the top of their game.

Intrigued who will win this match-up? Oh well, as the famous cliche says, “styles make fights.”

Five years ago, there was a huge public demand for a fight between Manny Pacquiao (the then number one pound-for-pound boxer in the world) and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (the then number two, and former top pound-for-pound boxer). Pacquiao and Mayweather are considered as the best in their respective styles in their era. Unfortunately, the negotiations for their mega-fight fell through.

Since then, a lot of people have been wondering whether this match-up is going to ever happen.

From 2010 to 2014, Pacquiao managed to win seven matches and lost twice. He also captured his eighth world title in as many weight division during this time. But due to his losses, his P4P ranking dropped and currently, he’s on the third spot.

In the same time frame, Mayweather stayed undefeated with seven victories while also defending and unifying world titles. He’s currently ranked as the top P4P boxer of the world.

As their careers move forward, qualified opponents who have the skill level that can match with Manny and Floyd in their weight classes seem lesser and lesser. Even if they managed to find a great, young, skilled boxer, but is not yet well-known, it will probably generate less interest from fans. That also means lesser income as boxing is not just a sport but also an entertainment business as well.

Oh well again, all roads lead to one big match-up. Five years in the making. The wait is finally over! Mayweather vs. Pacquiao is finally happening on the 2nd of May, 2015!

A quick look from the crew of ShoBox: The New Generation.

A short talk by Jim Lampley, Roy Jones Jr. and Max Kellerman of HBO Sports.

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