News | May 01 2015

Boxing News has never seen anything like Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao in its 106-year history

Boxing News committed to delivering unbeatable coverage of the Fight of the Century

THE observant among you will have noticed the absence on our front cover of the countdown clock we have featured for a number of weeks. After 10 weeks or six years – depending on whether we start from when the match was agreed or the time it was first discussed – the Fight of the Century is here.

A surprisingly low-key build-up perhaps says it all: Floyd Mayweather’s Saturday showdown with Manny Pacquiao sells itself. It will be the most financially successful fight in boxing history, regardless of hype, controversy or salesmanship.

That fact is a relief also for this publication. Relieved of any perceived responsibility to market this match to the masses, we can focus on what we have traditionally done best: anticipating and documenting the biggest events in boxing history.