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Mayweather Vows Pacquiao Will Be His 48th Victim

By Jake Donovan

It’s a fight that everyone in the industry doubt would ever happen. Now that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are all set for May 2, the reigning World welterweight and super welterweight king has no doubt whose hand will be raised at the end of what many figure to be the most lucrative event in boxing history.

"I am glad my decision to meet with Manny and discuss making this fight happen helped get the deal done," said Mayweather. "Giving the fans what they want to see is always my main focus. This will be the biggest event in the history of the sport. Boxing fans and sports fans around the world will witness greatness on May 2.”

The bout will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, which has hosted Mayweather’s last 10 fights. The run began with his May ’07 split decision win over Oscar de la Hoya, which remains the record-holder for most Pay-Per-View units sold for a single boxing event. 

Of his past 10 fights, only three have resulted in anything other than a slam dunk verdict – the aforementioned win over de la Hoya; his strangely scored majority decision over Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in Sept. ’13; and his majority decision win over Marcos Maidana in their first fight last May.  

Pacquiao will be regarded as the toughest opponent of his incredible career – and the same to be held true in reverse – but Mayweather isn’t showing any shortage of confidence. 

“I am the best ever—TBE—and this fight will be another opportunity to showcase my skills and do what I do best, which is win,” Mayweather promises. “Manny is going to try to do what 47 before him failed to do, but he won't be successful. He will be number 48."

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HeGotPacProblem on 03-22-2015

Shots fired! He finally said something. Great. :boxing:

Comment by $tate of Mind on 03-22-2015

[QUOTE=Johnwoo8686;15403507]Well, lets look at Manny's last five opponents Bradley: A light welter with no power and Pac looked awful dropping a decision (I thought he did just enough to win though) Marquez: An aging lightweight who KO'd Manny Brandon Rios:…

Comment by mrlopez on 02-22-2015

[QUOTE=AP***9824;;15398510]Floyd by UD he won't change a thing this is what's gotten him to the top for years Box Box Box. But yet ppl will continue to ***** and call it running. Watch.[/QUOTE] it is running if you dont engage…

Comment by mrlopez on 02-22-2015

[QUOTE=AP***9824;;15398574]:lol1: I was saying the same thing I was reading like WTF 'senseless'?? Coooome on ppl.[/QUOTE] gonna be a tough fight but i dont think he'll beat mayRunner senseless like your boy Cotto

Comment by Johnwoo8686 on 02-22-2015

[QUOTE=chito;15403557]do you think Floyd wants this fight or showtime just put a gun in his head to do it ?[/QUOTE] Honestly, I think it was a little bit of both. Floyd wants to shut up his haters and Showtime wants…

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