Amid all the hoopla for this week’s big fight, veteran film critic Carol Cling rates her all-time favorites that captured the “sweet science” on the silver screen. No, “Rocky” is not No. 1.
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MGM’s Garden Arena will hold about 16,000 spectators for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, but as many as 200,000 boxing fans are expected in Las Vegas over the weekend.
In anticipation of a crush of fight fans swarming the MGM Grand, the host hotel’s Crush restaurant is planning the “ultimate VIP experience.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will exceed even his highest expectations on Saturday. He will make close to $200 million for fighting Manny Pacquiao at the sold-out MGM Grand Garden before what is expected to be a record pay-per-view audience.
Veteran referee Vic Drakulich, who has been battling a rare form of abdominal cancer for three years, will work on the undercard of Saturday’s megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden.
As the May 2 megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden draws closer, the P.R. teams for both fighters decided to have a little fun with the promotion and put together a list of “Did You Know?” facts.
Promoter Bob Arum says Manny Pacquiao may pass on attending Tuesday’s “grand arrival” at the MGM for the megafight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
You’re probably not going to watch the Fight of the Century in person on May 2. But at least you can buy a $35 T-shirt — 0r even a $10,000 charcoal framed pastel — at a pop-up merchandise store that opened in a downtown Las Vegas parking lot at noon Friday.
Tickets — 12,000 at $10 apiece — to watch Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight step on the scale sold out out in just under an hour on Friday. MGM officials are trying to clear room for more closed circuit seating at their properties.
What few tickets that were made available for public sale for the May 2 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao megafight at the MGM Grand Garden sold out in less than two minutes Thursday. Tickets were priced from $1,500 to $7,500.
The much-hyped megafight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is just 9 days away and the biggest names in sports and entertainment are taking sides.
It took this, the megafight of megafights, the one sure to shatter all sorts of financial records at the gate and on your pay-per-view screens, the supposed biggest night in the sport’s history, to confirm what we already knew: It’s not about the fans.
The tickets for the May 2 megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will go on sale Thursday after Top Rank signed off on the contract Wednesday with the MGM Grand. A limited number of tickets — reportedly 500, from $1,500 to $7,500 — will go on sale.
Boxer Manny Pacquiao gets a rematch on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” at 11:35 p.m. tonight on ABC.
“Where are the tickets?” Boxing fans are continuing to ask that question as the May 2 megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao gets ever closer.
Las Vegas’ Kenny Bayless has been selected by the Nevada Athletic Commission to referee the May 2 megafight at the MGM Grand Garden between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
When it comes to hotel room rates in Las Vegas for the fight of the century on May 2, it’s the Wild, Wild West out there. “It’s kind of a free-for-all,” said Vanessa Doleshal, Vegas.com business development manager.
Leo Santa Cruz, the World Boxing Council super bantamweight champion, will fight on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view portion of the undercard May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden. Santa Cruz will meet Zsolt Bedak of Hungary.
It’s unprecedented: The Nevada Athletic Commission is allowing promoters of the megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao to charge admission to the May 1 weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden. Could this lead to a new precedent?
Diego Magdaleno’s scheduled 10-round lightweight fight in Arlington, Texas, was called off Friday after his opponent missed weight by 10 pounds. His brother, Jessie, had a fight fall through last week in Laredo because his opponent failed a pre-fight physical.
For only $10, you’ll be able to see Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao meet at the MGM Grand Garden, mean mug each other, disrobe and finally … step on a scale.
If the gathering at Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Las Vegas gym Tuesday was expertly organized, and it was, the one that played out for Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, Calif., was more controlled chaos. Neither setting, of course, lacked for pointed jabs aimed at the other side.
Manny Pacquiao always knew that if he wanted to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr., it would have to be on Mayweather’s terms. So Pacquiao gave in on almost every demand — from the split of the purse, to whose name comes first on the promotional material, to the venue for the fight.
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