Saturday, May 2, 2015

Eye-popping Facts About The Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight - Tickets, Betting, Cash Winnings!

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The highly anticipated fight between boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is happening today and some of there are some eye-popping facts and figures emerging about the bout! Like the picture above shows, some people paid upwards of half a million dollars for tickets to watch the match live. Also, it has been reported that the betting on the fight is unprecedented.

According to CNN;

Experts expect that between $60 and $80 million worth of bets will be placed on the match in the state of Nevada by the time the fighters touch gloves Saturday night.

That's double the amount of money ever been wagered on any previous boxing match, said Jay Rood, the VP of Race and Sports at MGM Grand, where the fight will be held.

"The number of wagers we've seen is just unprecedented. We haven't seen this before on any fight," said Jay Kornegay, the VP of Race and Sports Operations at the Westgate Las Vegas Casino.

And the bets are coming in big -- MGM Grand received a $500,000 wager on Manny Pacquiao Friday afternoon.

More wagers are being placed on Pacquiao winning, but more money is on Mayweather.

Even more jaw dropping is the amount of cash winnings the boxers are expected to walk away with. Check out the picture below...

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