Twitter reacts to Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight announcement

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao mega-fight is official
Saturday February 21st, 2015

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have finally agreed to step into the ring against one another on May 2, it was announced on Friday.

Reports that the two would go head-to-head have circulated for years, and the news that Mayweather and Pacquiao, widely considered the best fighters of their generation, would finally face each other has spread as swiftly as punches are sure to fly at the MGM Grand when the two square off.

The agreement's specific terms have yet to be announced, but it has been reported that the deal could be worth as much as $250 million.

Below are just a selection of tweets posted after the announcement, all of which reflect the excitement and enthusiasm that will greet the long-awaited match-up of the sport's two best competitors.

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