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PACQUIAO-MAYWEATHER FIGHT FINALLY HAPPENING ON MAY 2, 2015

imageLas Vegas, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – It is a boxing match that will definitely eclipse the ‘Thrilla in Manila’ between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier back in 1975, one that is being touted as ‘Mayhem in May.’

Finally, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has agreed to fight Filipino champion boxer Manny Pacquiao and the American fighter has even handpicked the date – May 2, 2015.

ESPN first reported that this much-anticipated match is definitely happening after years of ducking, excuses, allegations and counter-allegations between the two camps that have left boxing fans very disappointed and frustrated for a long time now. Money is not going to be an issue, according to the report. This leaves wide open the prize money that awaits either fighter.

The Adobo Chronicles  was able to reach very reliable sources within the Mayweather camp and confirmed that the boxer, who is currently training in Las Vegas, has agreed to finally face Pacquiao on May 2, with only two conditions:

First, that the fight will be shown on Showtime Pay Per View (PPV), and second  that the 12-round bout will happen aboard the International Space Station.

“Having the fight while Pacquiao and I are both experiencing weightlessness will truly make the match even — pound for pound, ” Mayweather reportedly said.

The only remaining detail that  needs to be worked out is what to call the championship contest. Obviously, it can not be called a lightweight, welterweight or heavyweight fight.

Who will be the weightless boxing champion of the world? Or the universe.

MAYWEATHER WITHDRAWS FROM REMATCH WITH MAIDANA, WILL FIGHT PACQUIAO INSTEAD

Mayweather, left, vs. Pacquiao
Mayweather, left, vs. Pacquiao

Las Vegas, Nevada (Exclusive to The Adobo Chronicles) – As temperatures in this desert city rose to a sweltering 113 degrees Farenheit (45 degrees Celsius), the hot news of the day was not about the September 13 boxing rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Argentine challenger Marcos Maidana. It was about the rematch being cancelled (Mayweather narrowly defeated Maidana last May).

Mayweather announced that he was withdrawing from the September fight at the MGM Grand arena and will instead face Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao on the exact same day. The much-awaited Mayweather- Pacquiao face-off will be held at the new Philippine Arena, now the world’s largest indoor arena.

For years, Mayweather has refused to fight Pacquiao because the Filipino congressman has repeatedly refused to undergo a blood test to screen for performance-enhancing drugs. Pacquiao has said that he becomes too weak whenever blood is drawn from him.

What changed?

Apparently, Mayweather is sick and tired of the dry heat that is characteristic of Las Vegas, especially in the summer months. Yesterday, Mayweather  hang up his boxing gloves during his training bout in an undisclosed location on the Las Vegas Strip, complaining about the extreme heat, even with indoor airconditioning.

But the deal breaker for Mayweather was the fact that the Philippine church group, Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ), offered to increase his prize money – win or lose – for a match with Pacquiao.

Iglesia Ni Cristo owns the 60,000-capacity Philippine Arena located just a few miles north of Manila.

As for the weather in the Philippines, Mayweather was assured that temperatures in September average about 80 degrees Farenheit (26 degrees Celsius) which the Amercan boxer finds to be the perfect weather for his fights.

The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is being billed as ‘Extreme Weatha in Manila,’ following in the footsteps of the infamous  ‘Thrilla in Manila ‘ between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazer.