Pacquiao-Mayweather weigh-in raises $115k for charity | Inquirer Sports

Pacquiao-Mayweather weigh-in raises $115k for charity

By: - Sports Editor / @ftjochoaINQ
/ 08:02 AM May 02, 2015

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LAS VEGAS–It wasn’t just much-needed electricity that Friday’s weigh-in generated for the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight.

It also generated funds for charity.

The event, held at MGM Grand’s Garden Arena, the site of Saturday’s fight between the two pound-for-pound icons, packed 11,500 people, most of whom paid for the tickets to the weigh-in.

Floyd Mayweather Jr., center left, and Manny Pacquiao pose during in the official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Photo by Rem Zamora/INQUIRER/ See more at FRAME

Floyd Mayweather Jr., center left, and Manny Pacquiao pose during in the official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Photo by Rem Zamora/INQUIRER/ See more at FRAME

At $10 per pop, the weigh-in collected around $115,000 for charity.

Pacquiao tipped the scales at 145 pounds while Mayweather registered 146 lb for their welterweight unification bout/

READ: Pacquiao 145, Mayweather 146 at official weigh-in

“The fans deserve a great fight,” Pacquiao said. “Whether you are fans of Mayweather or fans of Pacquiao, you deserve a great fight (Saturday night).”

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Mayweather, surprisingly booed inside what was supposed to be his home arena, said: “I dedicated myself to boxing for 20 years, I’m ready for this fight.”

READ: Home court edge? Pacquiao cheered, Mayweather jeered in weigh-in

The undefeated star was decidedly bigger than his pound-for-pound rival but Pacquiao dismissed suggestions that would prove crucial on fight night.

READ: Pacquiao shrugs off Mayweather’s size advantage

Pacquiao and Mayweather square off in a fight that is being billed as the richest ever in boxing history. The fight is expected to earn as much as $400 million, with the fighters getting at least a combined $200 million.

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