Mayweather vs. Pacquiao is Set for May 2nd:
The Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight is signed, sealed and delivered. As we told you earlier in the week, a pending announcement was right on time, as per the recent history of Mayweather’s fight announcements. And then today, it happened.
In the least exciting, least suspenseful way to possibly ruin the announcement of a fight which five years ago would have been one of the biggest fights of all-time, and is now instead more akin to a sideshow providing you with the exclusive fan opportunity of spending $100 on a pay-per-view, Mayweather made his “announcement” this evening via his Shots app.
Yes, the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight announcement ended up being little more than a ploy to get you to download his freakin’ app.
First, Mayweather Tweeted the masses telling them to go to Shots ASAP. Then, the App Store told everyone to go download Shots. And then, with the world awaiting his magic words, Floyd Mayweather used Shots to showcase a picture of a signed contract along with this message:
What the world has been waiting for has arrived. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on May 2, 2015, is a done deal. I promised the fans we would get this done, and we did. We will make history on May 2nd. Don’t miss it! This is the signed contract from both fighters.
Beyond that, the details we have are that Mayweather vs. Pacquiao will be fought at the full welterweight division limit of 147 lbs. The USADA will conducted random blood and urine testing. The fight will be jointly produced by both HBO PPV and Showtime PPV and heavily promoted on CBS, as was revealed in the recent announcement of the CBS network partnership with Premier Boxing Champions to showcase boxing. And it will be from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view will likely cost $100, and likely won’t have that much going on the undercard.
Let the Mayweather-Pacquiao madness commence.