Boxing: World waits for Mayweather’s Vegas showdown with Pacquiao

By Martha George

On Saturday one of the biggest fights in boxing will light up our television screens.

The world will be looking forward to seeing Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao battle it out in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Major sponsors, media companies and promoters have taken up majority of the tickets making only 500 to 1,000 available to the public. They quickly sold out in one minute.

With three titles up for grabs, and Mayweather putting in two of his belts, this is one highly anticipated fight.

Tickets are being sold for over $140,000 and both boxers are bringing in a record amount of $300 million between them, 60/40 in Mayweather’s favour. It has been dubbed one of the richest matches in boxing history.

Negotiations started back in 2009 between the two and since then the fight has been up in the air for years, but earlier this year, back in February the world got the green light as Mayweather and Pacquiao confirmed the match.

Looking at stats of each of the boxers, Pacquiao goes into the match with six world title wins under his belt compared to his opponent Mayweather’s who has won five.

On the other hand Mayweather heads into the ring undefeated, incredibly winning all 47 bouts within his career and Pacquiao heading in with 64 professional fights under him with 57 of them won.

This match has generated a lot of talk between in the world with stars such as Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson giving their view.

“I personally like these two fighters, and I’m willing to spend my own money on this fight so I know whatever happens, it will be good no matter the result” Holyfield said.

In the previous weeks Mayweather had mentioned that he was greater than Muhammad Ali but Tyson was quick to respond stating: “He’s very delusional. Listen, if he was anywhere near that realm of greatness with Ali he’s be able to take his kids to school by himself.”

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