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1800 cr prize money, Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Where to watch the biggest fight of the century?

Ned Walters
12.54K   //    02 May 2015, 22:40 IST

The hotly anticipated welterweight bout between undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. and 2-1 underdog Manny Pacquiao on Sunday offers an intriguing contrast in styles which most pundits expect to last the full 12 rounds. 

Indian viewers can see the fight tomorrow morning 3rd May, 8 am IST, on Sony Six.

Here are a few facts and figures about the ‘fight of the century’:

100 million Estimated amount in Dollar (USD) Terms that Pacquiao is expected to earn from this fight.

200 million Estimated amount in Dollar (USD) Terms that Mayweather is expected to earn from this fight.

-210            Las Vegas odds for a Mayweather Win (putting $210 on this bet will win you $100).

+170           Las Vegas odds for a Pacquiao Win (putting $100 on this bet will win you $170).

100             Price in dollar terms (USD) for buying pay-per-view HD stream in the US.

500             The number of tickets which went on sale for general public; the rest were taken up by MGM Grand (40%), Mayweather Promotions (29%) and Top Rank (29%).

Pacquiao is spending around $4M on tickets for his Entourage while pocketing around $100M USD

900              Number of tickets booked by Manny Pacquiao for his entourage.

10,000         Amount in Dollar (USD) terms paid by Bob Arum (Manny Pacquiao’s promoter) for this fight. Promoters usually get complimentary ring side seats.

350,000       Amount in Dollar (USD) terms of close ringside tickets for this fight.

2.25 million Amount in Dollar (USD) terms Pacquiao will receive as sponsorship money for advertising logos on his boxing shorts.

4 million      Amount in Dollar (USD) terms spent by Pacquiao for the tickets for his entourage.

72 million    Gate fees generated from the sale of tickets at the MGM Grand 

3.25 million Estimated number of pay-per-view buys for this event (which multiplied by 100 translates to 325 million USD for pay-per-view revenue)

8                   AM IST (Estimated IST start time of the fight on 3rd May).

Mayweather will pocket an estimated $200M USD for this fight


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