The most-anticipated fight in modern boxing – Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao – could happen in 2014.
According to YouTube boxing channel 78Sports TV: “Great news in the world of boxing. He [a source] is telling me that Floyd and Manny Pacquiao will be fighting in 2014 guaranteed and it’s already done.”
The fight would take place in September, according to 78Sports. Mayweather and Pacquiao would both fight in the Spring in the build up to the big bout, with the American expected to face Britain’s Amir Khan. Mayweather is halfway through a six-fight deal with Showtime and his recent victory over Canelo Alvarez was the highest grossing fight ever.
The source is reportedly the same person who revealed information about Mayweather’s fights with Robert Guerrero and Saul Alvarez before the bouts were even officially unveiled.
The World Boxing Council recently made the Filipino the number one contender for Mayweather’s WBC welterweight title.
A bout featuring these two fight legends has long been urged by fans and has come close in the past, but the last time it was seriously mooted the plan acrimoniously fell apart over drug-testing proposals.
Pacquiao beat Brandon Rios in Macau in November to re-establish his credentials after a two-fight slump that saw him beaten by Timothy Bradley (controversially) and Juan Manuel Marquez (devastatingly).