After years of accusations, failed negotiations, subliminal tweets and rumors, Floyd Maywather and Manny Pacquiao have finally both signed off on a contract that has them facing off on May 2nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
According to a Sports Illustrated, one of the biggest obstacles that had to be overcome was neither Pacquiao nor Floyd Mayweather’s alleged stubbornness, but rather a complicated pay-per-view deal that had to be worked out between two huge entities: HBO and Showtime. Thankfully, both parties were able to find middle ground.
The bout comes just in time, considering Mayweather’s Showtime contract is up in September, and he’s made it very clear that is when he will retire from the sport. “I only got two more fights left,” Mayweather told ESPN, “and after the next two fights I just want to build the Mayweather Promotions brand.”
Below is a picture of the signed agreement, shared by Floyd Mayweather on social media.
This will undoubtedly be the most watched boxing match in the history of the sport, we just hope it can match up to the hype and year’s of anticipation.