Five years. Five long years. Five long, often obnoxious years. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao began negotiating in late 2009. In early 2015, they finally sealed the deal. And tonight, May 2, 2015, we've arrived Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. Fight day is here.
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The Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV begins at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, with a live red carpet show beginning at 8 p.m. ET. You can stream that here at SB Nation, and it will also air on ESPN, HBO and Showtime. The main event is expected to start around 11 p.m. ET.
Mayweather (47-0, 26 KO) is the favorite to retain his crown as pound-for-pound king of boxing and keep his undefeated record, but money has come in late on Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KO) and the Filipino superstar has as good a chance as anyone ever has to pull the upset in this fight.
This is not a mismatch on paper, or a fight with ridiculously one-sided odds as we've seen with many of the recent fights for both of these fighters. This is as close to even as you're going to get for a Mayweather fight. Floyd has earned the right to be considered the solid favorite, but Manny's not a B-level fighter. This is an A vs. an A.
We'll also have live round-by-round coverage tonight at SB Nation, so make sure you're tuned in with us to get up to the minute commentary, analysis and results from the show.