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Boxing News 2014: Mayweather Senior Confirms May 2015 Bout of Son vs Pacquiao, Eyes 2 Million PPV Buys

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By Vittorio Hernandez | July 17, 2014 12:51 PM EST

The two pound-for-pound kings finally announced their opponents in their Sept 13 and Nov 22 bouts, with Floyd Mayweather opting for a rematch with Argentinean boxer Marcos Maidana and Manny Pacquiao picking WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri.

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Jul 14, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana (right) promote their upcoming welterweight rematch during a press conference at Times Square.

Read: Boxing News 2014: Chris Algieri Agrees to Fight Manny Pacquiao on Nov 22 in Macau

However, the attention and speculations continue to focus on the rumoured dream match in May.

Another confirmation that the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight will possibly take place in Dubai came from no less than Money May's father who said it is the big surprise that Floyd Jr hinted the other week. The news, relayed by a Boxing Insider source, and coming from Mayweather Sr, who had previously dissed a fight between his son and Pacquiao, adds some credibility to the report.

The source, according to Boxing Insider, is a manager and trainer. The source said that the elder Mayweather remarked about his son fighting Pacquiao while they were talking about other matters.

In changing his stand and being open to a fight between Floyd Jr and Pacquiao, the father believes it would seal his son's legacy in the world of boxing and possible make the largest payment, eyeing at least 2 million pay-per-view buys for the dream match.

It is also an indication that the Mayweathers are not happy with the PPV buys during the May 3 bout, which explains why they have not released the figures although experts said it didn't reach 1 million. Floyd Jr, however, boasted on Tuesday that he would get $70 million from that fight, of which $40 million was the guaranteed purse.

Read: Boxing News 2014: Mayweather Expects $70 Million Purse from May 3 1st Bout With Maidana, While Argentinean Boxer Pockets Measly $1.5 Million Plus PPV Sales Share

According to Leonard Ellerbe, Money May's assistant, the boxer deposited a $32 million cheque after the May 3 bout and the gate receipt was $15 million. But beyond those 2 figures, he refused to give more numbers, saying, "What Floyd's bottom line is nobody's business."

Real also:

Boxing News 2014: Freddie Roach Accuses Juan Manuel Marquez of Using Steroids

Boxing News 2014: Pacquiao Camp Losing Patience Over Algieri's Reply, At Risk of Losing 7-Digit Guaranteed Purse

Boxing News 2014: Web Site Criticises Pacquiao's Selection of Algieri as Nov 22 Opponent, Calls Filipino Champ 'Cherry Picker'

Boxing News 2014: Manny Pacquiao Camp Offers Slot to Chris Algieri for Nov 22 Macau Fight

Boxing News 2014: Expert Says Pacquiao Will Beat Whoever He Fights in 2015

Boxing News 2014: Mayweather Ditches Barclays Center in Favour of MGM Grand, Golden Boy Is Still Promoter of Sept 13 Rematch With Maidana

Boxing News 2014; Like Pacquiao, Mayweather Could Be Hit by IRS If He Pushes With New York Licence for Maidana Rematch

Boxing News 2014: Mayweather's Sept 13 Bout vs Maidana Possibly to be Held in New York

Boxing News 2014: Mayweather Goes for a Rematch With Maidana on Sept 13

 

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Jul 14, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana (right) promote their upcoming welterweight rematch during a press conference at Times Square.
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