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Mayweather, Pacquiao sign deal, agree to fight on May 2
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LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have signed a deal and have agreed to fight on May 2.

Mayweather posted a photo of his signed agreement on a social media account on Friday afternoon.

The post read "What the world has been waiting for has arrived. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on May 2, 2015, is a done deal. I promised the fans we would get this done, and we did. We will make history on May 2nd. Don't miss it! This is the signed contract from both fighters."

The long anticipated bout at the MGM Grand here in Las Vegas will almost surely break every financial record ever, and make both boxers richer than ever. Mayweather could earn $120 million or more, while Pacquiao's split of the purse will likely be around $80 million.

The fight, which matches boxing's two biggest attractions in recent years, has been in the making for five years. It finally came together in recent months with both fighters putting aside past differences over various issues to reach agreement.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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