LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Is the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao Fight May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas happening? The fight has not been confirmed. But there is a backup plan. A day does not pass without false reports coming from both Mayweather and Pacman’s camps. Bottom line, there still is no fight. However, one thing is purportedly apparently. There will be a fight on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand with Floyd Mayweather, and not on May 30. And if the opponent is not Pacman, it will be someone else. Reports claim the backups are Miguel Cotto or Amir Khan.
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao 2015 fight details are dragging fans left and right. After years of being promised this fight, fans are skeptical and critical of both camps of pushing untrues through the press. This week alone there have been statements, retractions, assertions, and untruths. However, reports now claim two things are definitely not happening.
First, there is not going to be a May 30, 2015, reports claim. Initial reports claimed that the May 2 fight is too soon and that parties are going to move the fight to May 30. Reports claim that is just not true. Second, there are reports that if the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao deal is not made, then neither fighter will box on May 2. That is purportedly also not true. The latest installment claims that May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand will have as a backup fight either Floyd Mayweather vs Miguel Cotto 2015, or Floyd Mayweather vs Amir Khan 2015.
In the realm of conjecture here, who do you believe? The best is the broadcaster and the venue. Showtime boxing chief Stephen Espinoza tells the New York Post that the situation is simple; Floyd is fighting this May, in Las Vegas, and on May 2, despite whatever happens with Pacman. “He’s definitely fighting on May 2,” Espinoza told the Daily News. “His first choice by far is Manny Pacquiao. If it becomes clear that that fight is not achievable, then he would move on to either Amir Khan or Miguel Cotto. He’s made it clear to us that Pacquiao is still his No. 1 priority, and that’s where all our energy is focused.”
Ironically, the above image headlined a 2012 news story on LALATE. At the time, a Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao May 2, 2012 fight was promised to fans as well. And we all know what happened that May 2, and each year thereafter. Of note, many of the parties claim that if this May 2, 2015 deal is made, if will have been made in the next seven days and announced formally next week.