Pacquiao, Mayweather use social media to confirm megafight
MANILA, Philippines—Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and undefeated American pugilist Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday (Philippine time) used their social media accounts to confirm that their anticipated megafight is indeed a go.
After years of taking a jab at each other on various forms of media and months of negotiation, the two boxing superstars finally gave their fans what they have been waiting for, setting a May 2 date for their faceoff.
As agreed, Mayweather announced the fight via his photo-sharing start-up Shots.
“What the world has been waiting for has arrived. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on May 2, 2015, is a done deal. I promised the fans we would get this done, and we did. We will make history on May 2nd. Don’t miss it! This is the signed contract from both fighters,” Mayweather wrote on the caption of his Shots post.
Pacquiao followed it up with a couple of posts on Instagram, saying that he was not lying all along about signing the contract first.
“Finally he [signed] the contract, so the fight is on, this is what [I’m] talking about that I [signed] already before, [I’m] just explaining to the fans and to prove that [I’m] not lying, [I] have the fear of the Lord. So this is it! The fight is on fans you deserve it thank you. [To] God be all the Glory,” Pacquiao wrote.
Via Twitter, Pacquiao also said that he is happy the fight is finally happening. He also said that is dedicating the fight to his fans and the Philippines.
With the fight already confirmed, expect Pacquiao and Mayweather to continue using their social media accounts to further hype up the bout.
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