Pacquiao vs. Mayweather Jr: The Fight of the Century Almost a Done Deal

Oliver SuarezContributor IIDecember 2, 2009

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 14:  (L-R) Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico throws a left to the head of Manny Pacquiao during their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Al Bello/Getty Images

Kevin Iole has reported for Yahoo Sports that Floyd Mayweather Jr. has agreed to terms for a fight with Manny Pacquiao, and Bob Arum will fly to Manila to finalize the deal with Pacquiao.

This is the fight that most boxing fans have been waiting for, and one that will surely put the sport back to the mainstream. 

Rarely does a fight between two fighters who are considered among the best of all time happen. It’s difficult enough to set up a fight between two contenders these days because of politics and money, so a fight of this magnitude should not be taken for granted.

If Pacquiao agrees to the terms, the fight is scheduled for Mar. 13 of next year. There were talks of the bout being set for May 1, but that changed when Pacquiao decided to run for Congress in the Philippines.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. should be given credit for agreeing to the change of dates in order to make the fight happen.  He truly wants the fight, and should no longer be accused of ducking Pacquiao.

Although all the terms have not been disclosed, Arum has been quoted in an article from as saying that Manny has no problems fighting at 147, so there should be no more excuses, whoever wins the fight.

I just hope that the fight is held in Las Vegas in an outdoor arena, so more people can be accommodated.  I sure wouldn’t want to miss this fight.

Good luck to both fighters and may the best man win.


(Follow my latest articles on Twitter