The match that cried wolf is finally happening

Manny Pacquiao (left) and Floyd Mayweather (right), two boxing legends face off for the first time.

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Manny Pacquiao (left) and Floyd Mayweather (right), two boxing legends face off for the first time.

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The long-awaited superfight is finally here. The fans have been asking for it for more than three years, and Mayweather v. Pacquiao is finally happening on May 2. As of Feb. 20, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have come to an agreement to face each other in the ring for $250 million on a 40:60 split.

Despite the buildup, some fans believe that the wait may have been too long, and at this point they just want to get it over with.

“The hype died down a little,” proud Pacquiao fan Felimon Doria said. “It’s more of a ‘let’s get it over with.’ I’m still going to watch and support Pacman.”

Because of the anticipation, many fans were exhausted of their excitement over the fight. Even then, the fight itself doesn’t seem like it will be an exciting one; both fighters are way past their prime. With Mayweather two fights away from retirement and Pacquiao three fights away from retirement, these fighters are not in their best shape ever. Aside from that, their fighting styles are begging for a match that will go the distance. Mayweather will keep his distance while Pacquiao will keep on trying to force an opening.

Many of the fans don’t feel the excitement they used to every time a rumor went around or when someone “confirmed” that the fight was happening. There were so many moments when fans felt excited that the fight was finally happening only to find out that it was a hoax. Now that it’s finally here, nobody really feels like it’s actually happening. But even those who do just don’t feel like the fight is going to be the least bit exciting.

Five years in the making, a $250 million contract and 60:40 split, and it’s finally happening. Mayweather and Pacquiao have been at the top of their division and they both have accomplished so much. Mayweather is undefeated, and Pacquiao has a belt across eight different divisions. This is probably the biggest fight to ever happen in boxing history.

Mayweather and Pacquiao are set to face each other in the ring in Las Vegas on May 2nd.