Finally.

The wait is finally over.

On Friday afternoon, Floyd Mayweather announced he has finally signed the contract to step in to the ring against Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in Las Vegas. Mayweather used his Shots account to make the announcement official.

“What the world has been waiting for has arrived,” wrote Mayeather on his Shots account. “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.”

This comes after years speculation, rumors and hearsay between the two best fighters in the world and their respective camps.

Mayweather (47-0), widely regarded as the pound-for-pound best fighter on the planet and all time great, will enter this bout looking to keep his professional record. In his most recent victory, ‘Money’ retained his WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring welterweight titles with a unanimous decision over Marco Maidana in their rematch this past September. Mayweather had previously defeated Maidana by majority decision last May, earning his WBA (Super) welterweight title. Prior to these two wins over Maidana, the richest athlete in the world defeated Saúl ‘Canelo’ Alvarez by majority decision in their PPV blockbuster, appropriately title ‘The One,’ in September 2013. He will enter this bout with 26 career knockouts.

Pacquiao (57-5-2) will enter this bout riding a three fight win streak with his most recent be ing a unanimous decision over Chris Algieri in November. Prior to this win, the Philippine superstar got revenge for his controversial 2012 loss to Timothy Bradley in the form of a unanimous decision. Following his loss to Bradley, Pacquiao would suffer a violent sixth round knockout to longtime rival Jauan Manuel Márquez in Deecember 2012. This marked the first time in his career he had suffered back-to-back losses. He will enter this bout with 38 career knockout wins.

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