Pacquiao-Mayweather megabout by the numbers
LAS VEGAS— The richest fight in history is full of numbers.
Here are some of them:
12 – scheduled rounds
147 – welterweight weight limit
3 – number of titles at stake (WBA, WBC, WBO)
$180 million – Mayweather’s expected payday
$120 million – Pacquiao’s expected payday
3-4 million – expected pay-per-view buys
2.48 million – previous pay-per-view record (set by Mayweather-Oscar De La Hoya in 2007)
27.9 million – total pay-per-view buys generated in past fights involving Pacquiao and Mayweather.
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$10,000 – price of a seat on the floor at the MGM Grand arena
$1,500 – price of the worst seat in the house
47 – number of wins in Mayweather’s career
0 – number of losses in Mayweather’s career
5 – number of losses in Pacquiao’s career
$1,600 – cost of the cheapest room at the MGM Grand on fight night.
$120 – cost of cheapest room at the MGM Grand on a typical night
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$1 million – reputed cost of special WBC title belt made for the fight.
900 – number of tickets Pacquiao bought for his friends and family for the fight.
$3,500 – online ticket broker price for worst seat in the house
$130 – online price for the weigh-in
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