Gene Simmons, Richie Sambora tip Mayweather
The frenzy for the boxing’s biggest event of the century continued to build Wednesday at the 32nd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles.
One of the evening’s honorees, Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley, is hoping for an epic battle when Floyd Mayweather Jr. fights Manny Pacquiao Saturday night
“I think it’s going to be an interesting fight, but it should be a fight. If it’s purely going to be Mayweather doing what he does beautifully, which is tag you and you chase him, I don’t think … for the amount of money they’re making get in there and kick each other’s asses for god’s sake.” said Stanley.
“That’s what people want to see. This isn’t supposed to be a tactical match. This is supposed to be a brawl,” he continued.
“I think it helps that they don’t like each other,” added Gene Simmons.
It is estimated that Mayweather will likely earn $180 million and Pacquiao $120 million (U.S.Dollars) for the highly anticipated faceoff in Las Vegas.
Stanley, Simmons and Richie Sambora all said their money is on Mayweather.
“I can’t see Mayweather losing,” Sambora said.
Music director-producer Michael Bearden agreed:
“I can’t see it. You know (Manny) Pacquiao will give him a good fight. The only way I can see Mayweather losing is if they just want to make so much more money and they throw it and they do a rematch. That’s the only way I can see him, like scandalous. Exactly. But he likes that zero on his record too so I don’t see him wanting to let that go for money,” he said.
Mayweather has beaten every man – all 47 of them – he’s stepped into the ring with since turning pro as a scrawny 130-pounder 19 years ago.
The richest fight in history has spawned $100,000 ringside tickets, hotel rooms going for $1,600 a night, and a pay-per-view price just a nickel shy of a $100 bill. Even $10 tickets to see the two fighters at the weigh-in are running as much as $700 through online ticket brokers.