Record-shattering revenue totals for Manny Pacquiao's upcoming boxing showdown with unbeaten Floyd Mayweather could surpass $400 million, promoter Bob Arum told ESPN in a report Monday on the sports network's website.
The welterweight title unification fight May 2 in Las Vegas will generate $74 million from just over 15,000 tickets at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Pacquiao promoter Arum told ESPN, flattening the old mark of just over $20 million for Mayweather's 2013 fight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in the same venue.
Promoters first aimed for $40 million, then boosted the ticket prices from $1,000 to $1,500 at the low end and $5,000 to $7,500 for the best seats due to huge demand for the ducats, Arum said.
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LOS ANGELES -- Manny Pacquiao welcomed a high-profile visitor to his training camp Saturday with ties to his native Philippines: Tim Tebow.
Pacquiao is preparing for his much-anticipated fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 in Las Vegas. The Heisman Trophy-winning former Florida QB, who worked out for the Eagles last week, posted photos on Instagram of the two together in Pacquiao's gym in Los Angeles.
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Manny Pacquiao has given fans a quick demonstration of his blurring hand speed ahead of his mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather.
The Filipino superstar has been training hard for his upcoming clash with Mayweather at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2.
He gave onlookers a sneak peek of the blistering combinations that will be aimed at his America rival in a few weeks.
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YOU won’t sense it behind that seemingly permanent smile or in his ultra-polite demeanour in interviews, but Freddie Roach feels it each time Manny Pacquiao lands another heavy shot on his mitts during training.
Pacquiao, the man who likes everybody, doesn’t like Floyd Mayweather.
“I can see it in his eyes, in his body movement, his attitude in training that he really wants to win and win decisively,” Roach told badlefthook.com.
“Sometimes, I cannot help but think he’s mad at this guy ...
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Mayweather, the current WBA Welterweight Champion of the world, believes he can beat Pacquiao with an early knockout.
"Look, if Marquez knocked Pacquiao out like that in the sixth, then I guarantee I’ll have him out by the fifth because I beat Marquez like a slave."
Mayweather is referring to Pacquiao's loss to Juan Manuel Márquez in December of 2012. The Mexican veteran defeated Pacquiao by knocking him out in the sixth round at the MGM Grand. Now, Pacquiao returns to the scene of the crime. As for Mayweather, he defeated Márquez in 2009.
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