Last night saw the 2 boxers weigh in with 11,500 fans watching ahead of the most lucrative fight in the history of the sport. It took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets were being sold to the weigh in for up to $800! It’s predicted that the fight will generate over $400 million (approximately £265 million).
The fight will see the boxers fight for the WBC, WBA and WBO welterweight titles. According to sources at MGM Resorts, more than 3 quarters of all bets have been for Pacquiao with a $500,000 bet being place on the Philippine.
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Manny Pacquiao is the more experienced box who has won 57 times from 64 professional fights. Lloyd Mayweather has fought 47 times and won them all. However, Mayweather is 5ft 8ins with Pacquiao being 5ft 6 1/2ins which gives the American a 5 inch advantage. Saying that, Pacquiao has 38 knockouts to his name whilst Mayweather has 26 knockouts.
It promises to be a great fight with the event being cited as the biggest fight in boxing history. Even though it takes place at 4am on Sunday morning, many boxing fans will be tuning in to watch this pay-per-view fight to see who is the best pound for pound boxer in the world.
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