All that is left is for formal agreement to be signed…
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According to TMZ Sports, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have agreed to fight and a date and location have been set, all that is needed is signatures.
A source involved in the negotiations has told TMZ that both fighters have agreed to the details of the fight and that everyone expects the signatures “soon” with negotiators putting the “finishing touches” to the deal.
Pacquiao has insisted for over a fortnight that he was merely waiting for Mayweather to sign the contract, but the American has insisted that there had been no contract for him to sign and that his rival had no say in negotiations because promoter Bob Arum was in charge at his end.
Nevertheless, there appeared to be a real breakthrough earlier this week as the pair met in person for the first time at an NBA game before meeting again later that night privately at Pacquiao’s hotel suite.
Having agreed to negotiate directly, ‘Pac-Man’s’ adviser Michael Koncz revealed that both fighters made it clear that they wanted to make the fight and that any issues with the broadcasters, Mayweather-Showtime and Pacquiao-HBO, could be overcome.
As a result, it now appears as though we are just days away from a formal announcement to confirm that the fight is on with Mayweather previously insisting that he wants to do it on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
TMZ are confident that their sources are reliable, and they have been told that it’s a done deal and the two sides will now make a formal announcement in the coming days, with many speculating that it could arrive as early as during the Super Bowl on Sunday.
In addition, it is understood that Showtime and HBO have therefore agreed on a joint pay-per-view telecast although the details of the promotional aspects and production controls have not yet been made clear.