SPORT: Fight Of The Century: Floyd Mayweather Vs Manny Pacquiao

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Ekun Samuel, 2 April 2015, 8:32PM.

Undisputed Champion, Pound for Pound fighter Floyd Mayweather 38 year old was born February 24, 1977 in Grand rapids Michigan. Aside from his family crisis, he has found peace in the ring. In 2000, Mayweather fired his Father as his manager and trainer and replaced him with his Uncle Roger Mayweather. Mayweather is known for his unmarked face and his also called "Pretty Boy".

Mayweather began his career and for his precise, fast style won the national Golden gloves in 1993, 1994 & 1996. Mayweather is unbeaten in 47 matches so far and amazing during his early days of his career in 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, he lost a controversial decision to Bulgaria Serafin Todorov and was force to settle for a bronze medal. In 2010 was the highest paid America Athlete, with income of more than $60 million a year. Mayweather will be squaring it out with the Philippine Manny Pacquiao also known as Pac-Man.

Manny's  full name "Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao" was born December 17,1978. Pacquiao has popularity as he was voted Phillipines person of the year over President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. He has also been named " fighter of the Decade" for the 2000's by the Boxing Writer's Association Of America, among various other honors. Manny Pacquiao began professional boxing career at the age of 16 in a bout against England Ignacio in four rounds. He went on to win a 1998 bout against Thailand's Chatchai Sasakul, and was named victorious against American boxer briefs Oscar De La Hoya and England's Ricky Hatton in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
The venue of the fight is at MGM Grand Garden Arena where Mayweather won his first WBC welterweight title (44-0, with 26KOs) May 3rd. I,000 tickets were made available to public and 15,000 will go to fighters, promoters and sponsors.

WBA and WBC champion Mayweather has won all 47 of his fights, 26 by knockout, in his 19-year professional career.

The fight against Pacquiao is expected to be the richest in the history of boxing and they will walk away with about £200m between them.