You’ve already spent hundreds (thousands?) on the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight. So what’s another $10?
If that’s your line of thinking, we have just the thing for you.
Ahead of their much-anticipated May 2 fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the two boxers will participate in a weigh-in, where they’ll step on a scale and awkwardly stare at each other for a few minutes. For the first time in modern boxing history, you now can pay to see this happen.
Fight promoters and the MGM Grand will charge $10 for tickets to the May 1 weigh-in, which in the past has been free and open to the public.
The good news? All proceeds will go towards charity, according to Brad Jacobs, the executive event producer for Pacquiao’s promoter, Top Rank. Pacquiao’s share of the proceeds will go to the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, while Mayweather’s portion will go to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation.
Jacobs added that making fans buy tickets will help bring some order to what normally is a complete free-for-all.
“They will all be reserved seats,” Jacobs said, via ESPN.com. “You have your ticket. There’s no craziness waiting in line trying to get into the arena.”
If you don’t feel like shelling out $10 for the weigh-in and an astronomical fee for actual fight tickets, you can purchase the fight on pay-per-view for one low price of $89.
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