Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, pose for photos during a news conference, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight in Las Vegas on May 2. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, pose for photos during a news conference, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight in Las Vegas on May 2. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, pose for photos during a news conference, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight in Las Vegas on May 2. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Lyle Fitzsimmons, BLEACHER REPORT

 
(BleacherReport.com) — It took five-plus years. There were a handful of maddening false starts and what often appeared to be permanent stops. But ultimately, more powerful heads prevailed and put all wheels in motion toward the most lucrative boxing match in history.

It will all come together on May 2 in Las Vegas, when Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao graduate from sharing a stage to sharing a ring.

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