Lifestyle/Arts & Entertainment

Pacquiao VS. Mayweather Billed to be Fight of the Year

The boxing match that almost everyone has been waiting for is finally going to happen. Floyd “Money” Mayweather has agreed to fight Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.

People have been wanting this fight ever since these two started boxing professionally. The reason why they have never fought is because they could never agree with how much Floyd Mayweather would get paid. But finally, Mayweather agreed on a right price.

That price would be $300 million just to step in the ring with Pacquiao.

Mayweather gets a lot of hate from people because they say he is not in it for the love of the sport; he is just in it for the money. Even Mayweather himself said something along those lines in a recent interview with CBS sports.

“‘I’m pretty much done with all this,’ he said. ‘It’s not fun like it was back then. It’s business now. I don’t really enjoy it any longer.'”

The fight is to be held on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are two ways someone can see the match. Either someone pays $100 to get it on pay-per-view or someone can spend between a $1,000 and $15,000 to see the event in person.

But the chances of someone getting a ticket is slim since most of the tickets have already sold out. And now the only way to get a ticket is if it’s bought off Ebay, and that will cost around $8,000.

According to Bleacherreport.com, Mayweather has a reach of 72” and Pacquiao has a reach of 67”.

This might not really seem like a lot, but in boxing it is. Some people will argue that age is going to play a big role in the match since Pacquiao is 36 years old and Mayweather is 38 years old. But Mayweather is a trained athlete so only being two years older does not make a difference.

The main reason Mayweather will win is because of his defense. Mayweather is known for having a great defense, so it is very hard to land a punch on him. This is going to make it hard for Pacquiao to land punches.

 

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2393091-mayweather-vs-pacquiao-stats-comparison-and-early-fight-predictions

http://www.cbssports.com/boxing/fight/mayweather-vs-pacquiao

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/boxing/deal-reached–so-tickets-for-mayweather-pacquiao-bout-on-sale-today-190839016.html