After years of speculation, the fight that boxing fans everywhere have wanted is finally happening! Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are heading into the ring May 2nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas! Get tickets to see the highly anticipated fight and witness history in the making!
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Currently undefeated in his professional career, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is a five-division world champion and is often cited by sports publications as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. The son of welterweight boxer Floyd Mayweather, Sr., Floyd Jr. comes from a family of boxers that also includes two uncles.Mayweather’s career began as an amateur in the early 1990s. Mayweather participated in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, winning a bronze metal in a controversial decision. He entered professional boxing afterward, winning each of the bouts he was in, including fights against De La Hoya, Mosley, and Cotto. He most recent win was a re-match in September 2014 against Marcos Maidana.
The world’s only eight-division champion, Manny Pacquiao has won ten world titles and has won lineal championships in four different weight classes. Before starting his professional career, Pacquiao was a member of the Phillippine National Amateur Boxing Team, with a reported record of 60-4.Pacquiao began boxing as a light flyweight in 1995. Although he was under the weight limit by seven pounds, he placed weights in his shoes in order to qualify for the division, and won his first bout in January of that year. He then worked his way up through the divisions, participating in fights against Márquez, Morales, De La Hoya, Mosley, and Cotto, among others. Pacquiao currently holds a 57-5-2 record.