Sky Sports to show Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao after rights coup

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The biggest fight in boxing history which everyone has been waiting for will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office on May 2. This comes after Sky won exclusive rights to show the super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in the United Kingdom, quite a coup given the magnitude of the contest.

The cost of the fight will be £19.95 up until midnight Friday 1 May, which is fantastic news for boxing fans around the UK as it was rumored that the price would be substantially higher.

The super-fight is the most eagerly anticipated event in boxing history and has even caught the eye of casual sport fans and has them buzzing with excitement. The fight will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, which has been the centre stage of Mayweather's last ten fights and as a result has become his home.

Pound-for-pound showdown worth paying for

Mayweather is the bookies favourite which is down to his undefeated record and his defensive prowess which is admired by all fans of the sport of boxing.

Pacquiao is the underdog because he has been beaten in the past and most notably knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez; a fighter whom was beaten by Mayweather after a unanimous decision at the MGM Grand back in 2009.

Mega clash five years in the making

Come fight night, Mayweather's WBC and WBA world welterweight titles will be on the line whilst so will Pacquiao's WBO version. To mark the occasion, the WBC have created a special, one off $1,000,000 emerald belt which will also be up for grabs and handed to the winner of the super-fight.

When the final bell rings on May 2, we will finally know who is the best pound-for-pound fighter of all-time and the debates will finally come to an end. Will it be Mayweather? or will it be Pacquiao?

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