Las 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.