Super Bowl XLVIII
Confetti floats in the air during post game celebrations as the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014. Reuters

It’s all but speculations for now but there’s a possibility that the proposed Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao super fight will be announced during Super Bowl XLIX to be held on Feb 2. 2015 in Glendale, Arizona in the United States. The idea of the big announcement for the highly anticipated bout was suggested by an article from, a boxing news website although there’s no official word on the matter from either the Mayweather or Pacquiao camps.

However, if the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is indeed announced during the National Football League’s (NFL) title game, it could attract other sports fans in the U.S., particularly those who follow American Football, to get interested in boxing, especially with the current top pound-for-pound boxers as the faces of the sport. How big will be a Mayweather-Pacquiao ad spot during the Super Bowl? Live attendance for the said games has been consistently attracted roughly 70,000 fans recently:

Super Bowl Stadium Attendance - Last 5 Years
2014 - Super Bowl XLVIII (MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey) - 82,529
2013 - Super Bowl XLVII (Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana) - 71,024
2012 - Super Bowl XLVI (Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana) - 68,658
2011 - Super Bowl XLV (Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX) -103,219
2010 - Super Bowl XLIV (Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida) - 74,059

Television ratings for the Super Bowl games also have been consistently on the rise and breaking tv viewership records the past years. In 2014, the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII which drew 111.5 million viewers becoming the most-watched television event in U.S. history. Super Bowl viewership on T.V. has been above the 100,000 mark recently:

Super Bowl TV Viewership - Last 5 Years
2014 - 111.5 million
2013 - 108.4 million
2012 - 111.3 million
2011 - 111.0 million
2010 - 106.4 million

Led by star running back Marshawn Lynch, quarterback Russell Wilson and head coach Pete Carroll, the Seahawks will return to the championship game in Arizona to defend their title against the New England Patriots featuring star quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick.

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The latest on the Mayweather-Pacquiao front is that the Filipino already agreed to all pertinent details and just waiting word from the Mayweather Among the specifics mentioned in recent reports are that the venue will be the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada; the fight purse will be 60-40 in favour of Mayweather; and drug testing procedures have already been agreed upon.

The Pacquiao camp hadn’t formally given a deadline for the Mayweather decision although some members from the Filipino’s camp have stated that they’re giving the negotiations until end of January. If Mayweather agrees by then, both marketing group of both camps will have enough time to decide if they want to buy Super Bowl air time or not.

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The Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight is seen by many as the “Super Bowl” of boxing; after all, it’s a huge fight that has been 4 to 5 years in the making. Should Mayweather finally agree to fight Pacquiao, it’s only apt that they announce it in the biggest sporting event in the U.S.