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Mayweather-Pacquiao opinion poll

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is about a 2-1 favorite over Manny Pacquiao in Saturday’s fight at the MGM Grand Garden. Here’s a survey of opinions from Las Vegas Review-Journal staff members, other media, oddsmakers and professional handicappers.

Beltran misses weight, chance to fight for WBO title

Ray Beltran didn’t make weight for his fight with Takahiro Ao of Japan on Friday at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for the vacant WBO lightweight championship. The fight now will be 10 rounds and only Ao can win the title. Jessie Magdaleno of Las Vegas also will fight on the card.

Las Vegas room rates for fight weekend plummet

Rates for the cheapest rooms at MGM Grand, the host hotel for Saturday’s so-called fight of the century boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquaio , plummeted Thursday when the room cost fell to $499 a night from more than $1,500 for Friday and Saturday nights, according to Vegas.com .