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#pounditTuesday, July 23, 2024

Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao close to deal for fight

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are inching closer to reaching a deal to fight in May, according to reports.

TMZ reported Friday that the two sides reached agreement to fight at the MGM Grand on May 2, which is the venue and time of year for typical Mayweather fights. However, other boxing reporters say that while a deal is close, TMZ jumped the gun by saying it’s a done deal.

Prominent boxing reporters Chris Mannix and Kevin Iole weighed in:

The most telling tweet of all came from Showtime boxing executive Stephen Espinoza, who said TMZ’s sources were off here.

Earlier on Friday Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum said they were getting close to a deal.

“We’re looking to complete the paperwork. Everything is moving in the right direction. Hopefully, the next couple of days it will get done.”

The boxing world will be waiting and hoping that the deal finally gets done.

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