Posts Tagged ‘Manny Pacquiao’

Floyd-Manny Sets PPV Record Top $500M 

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

As expected, the long-awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao did not struggle to generate revenue.

Arash Markazi of ESPN provided the official press release, which notes that the fight had 4.4 million pay-per-view buys, generating more than $400 million in domestic revenue, with $500 million expected worldwide:

Source: Floyd-Manny Sets PPV Mark with 4.4M Buys

Fans File Class-Action Suit Against Pacquiao

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Suit seeks $5M from Pacquiao, manager and promoters for concealing injury.

A class-action lawsuit was filed Tuesday on behalf of two Las Vegas residents seeking more than $5 million from Manny Pacquiao, his manager and his promoters for fraudulently concealing his injury before his fight against Floyd Mayweather.

The suit alleges that Pacquiao and his manager Michael Koncz, his promotional company Top Rank, its chairman Bob Arum and its president Todd duBoef, admitted that they knew of his shoulder injury after the fight, but failed to disclose it to the Nevada Athletic Commission as required by law. They also kept it a secret from fans who bought tickets to the fight, purchased the fight on pay-per-view and bet on the fight.


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Source: Fans File Class-Action Suit Against Pacquiao

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Weigh-In Live

Friday, May 1st, 2015

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Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao tip the scale at the weigh-in one day before they clash in one of the most anticipated fights in boxing history. Contact your PPV provider to order Mayweather vs. Pacquiao live on Saturday, May 2nd. For closed captioning:

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: Your ultimate guide to the fight

Friday, May 1st, 2015

As the richest fight in boxing history draws ever closer, Sportsmail has designed a fitting guide for fans. From their stance to their punch accuracy, we have everything you need to know.

Source: Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: Your ultimate guide to the fight

Floyd Mayweather Grand Arrival With Southern University Marching Band

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. made his grand entrance on Tuesday into Las Vegas for the upcoming mega fight on Saturday night against Manny Pacquiao and he did so with a little bit of Louisiana flavor.

The Southern University Marching Band – the “Human Jukebox” – played during Mayweather’s grand arrival that also included emcee Doug E. Fresh and comedian Ricky Smiley.

Mayweather rides the ‘Friendship Train’ with singer Gladys Knight

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

In four days time, Floyd Mayweather will go head-to-head with Manny Pacquiao in the Fight of the Century at the MGM Grand but he still had time to pose for a photo with singer Gladys Knight.

In four days time, Floyd Mayweather will go head-to-head with Manny Pacquiao in the Fight of the Century at the MGM Grand but he still had time to pose for a picture with Motown legend Gladys Knight.

Mayweather meets rival Pacquiao on May 2 in Las Vegas in the highly-anticipated blockbuster, which saw tickets sell out within 60 seconds on Ticketmaster last week.

As he steps up his preparation for Saturday’s fight, Mayweather took time out of a training session to pose for a picture with ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’ singer Knight.

Source: Mayweather rides the ‘Friendship Train’ with singer Gladys Knight

MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO TICKETS SELL OUT IN LESS THAN ONE MINUTE

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

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Tickets for the long-awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao sold out in less than a minute on Thursday afternoon.

Only 500 tickets were said to be made available for purchase at noon Pacific time through two Ticketmaster points of sale: online and by phone. No tickets were made available at the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office.

The face value for tickets to the 2 May showdown ranged from $10,000, $7,500, $5,000, $3,500, $2,500 to $1,500, though none of the $10,000 tickets were said to be publicly available.

The more than 16,000 tickets withheld from the public sale will be split among the MGM Grand, the networks and the two camps, allotments that can funneled to directly to brokers at far higher prices than face value since they can fetch still higher prices on the secondary market due to extraordinary demand.

Indeed, a flood of tickets were suddenly made available on ticket resale sites within minutes of the primary sale. As of 1pm PT, StubHub had more than 200 tickets listed ranging from $8780.25 for a $1,500 seat to $141,575.25 for a $10,000 seat.

Closed-circuit tickets for 10 different MGM properties went on sale at the same time on Wednesday at a cost of $150 with a limit of eight per household. Approximately 50,000 tickets were made available online, by phone and at each individual property’s box office.

Floyd Mayweather I Am Focused On Manny Pacquiao Asked About Amir Khan

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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EsNews caught up with Floyd Mayweather recently and spoke to him about his potential opponents for his May 2nd fight.

While Amir Khan just showcased great speed and boxing ability in his unanimous decision victory over Devon Alexander this past weekend (December 13th), Floyd dismissed a fight with Khan next spring. Floyd doesn’t think that Amir’s fanbase is broad enough to earn a fight with him, and at this point, he is solely focused on making a fight happen with Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather spoke about reasons for the fight not happening over the course of the past 6-8 years, and how Manny’s promoter Bob Arum is making an excuse now that he doesn’t want to have Manny fight on May 2nd.

Tim Bradley: Floyd Won’t Fight Pacman After April 12

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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Timothy Bradley spoke with VladTV about his upcoming rematch vs Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, April 12th. Even though he won the first fight in the eyes of the judges, he lost in the eyes of the majority of boxing fans, and suffered greatly as a result in terms of the lack of respect he was given for the work he put in. Bradley even received serious death threats sent directly to his home by angry fans. He spoke on taking this fight primarily in order to gain the love and respect he feels he deserved the first time around.

Bradley also addressed the possibility of fighting Mayweather in the future and how he is unsure if that will ever happen because Mayweather is his own boss and picks his fights specifically, so he has no control over that happening. He doesn’t think that Mayweather vs Pacquiao will happen after he puts in work against Pacman on April 12th.

Bradley concluded by addressing the controversial victory awarded to Danny “Swift” Garcia in his title match vs Mauricio Herrera in Puerto Rico. Bradley, who spars with Herrera, believes that Herrera is a “beast” and was robbed of the victory.

Tune in to watch Tim Bradley throw hands with Manny Pacquiao for a second time on Saturday, April 12th, live on Pay-Per-View. Who do you think will be victorious?

Source Vlad TV

Floyd Mayweather Shuts Down Pacman Fight: He Can Have the Belt

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

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Floyd Mayweather spoke with Fight Hype recently and completely shut down any and all talks of a potential fight with Manny Pacquiao in the future. Floyd pointed out that Manny is 1-2 in his last three bouts and he has no interest in fighting him. In Floyd’s eyes, taking Manny’s belt doesn’t define him as a man or as a fighter.

“Everybody’s talking about the title he’s the mandatory. He can have the belt! A belt don’t make me. A belt doesn’t define Floyd Mayweather.”

Floyd also pointed out that Manny’s PPV numbers have dropped since his past defeats, but regardless of that, if Floyd chooses to turn down a fight with Pacquiao, he is also choosing to turn down a $100 million pay day.

Would you still like to see Floyd and Manny throw hands?