Saturday, 2 May 2015

Floyd Mayweather Versus. Manny Pacquiao Fight 2015

Arguably the most anticipated fight of all-time is scheduled for Saturday night in Las Vegas between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. The best boxers of their generation will square off at the MGM Grand in a bout that has caught the world’s attention like no other sporting event in quite some time.

Boxing has become very much a niche sport in recent years, but Mayweather vs. Pacquiao will draw in causal fans unlike any fight before. The fight will shatter PPV records, and the overall revenue could generate $400 million, doubling the previous mark.

Mayweather and Pacquiao are well-known across the U.S., but their status as household names has grown since the mega-fight was announced over two months ago. Mainstream news has made the fight a top story, and it seems like everyone is making a prediction
Below are 50 quick facts about Mayweather, Pacquiao and the fight itself.
  • Mayweather is from Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Pacquiao is from the Bukidnon province of Mindanao, Philippines  
  • Mayweather’s birth name is Floyd Joy Sinclair
  • Pacquiao’s birth name is Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao
  • Mayweather turned pro in 1996
  • Pacquiao turned pro in 1995
  • Mayweather has two sons (Koraun, Zion) and two daughters (Iyanna, Jirah)
  • Pacquiao has three sons (Israel, Michael, Emmanuel) and two daughters (Mary Divine Grace, Queen Elizabeth)
  • Pacquiao has been a congressman in the Philippines since 2010
  • Mayweather is nearly two years older than Pacquiao
  • Mayweather has been trained by both his father and uncle, both former boxers
  • Floyd Mayweather Sr. considered training Oscar De La Hoya when De La Hoya fought his son
  • Pacquiao is trained by Hall of Fame boxing trainer Freddie Roach
  • Roach was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1990
  • Mayweather’s career earnings topped $400 million after his last fight
  • Pacquiao’s career earnings will surpass $400 million after Saturday
  • Mayweather led all athletes with $105 million in earnings in 2013
  • Pacquiao will be the ninth southpaw to face Mayweather
  • Mayweather is 47-0 in his career
  • Pacquiao is 57-5-2 in his career
  • Mayweather’s last defeat came against Serafim Todorov at the 1996 Olympics
  • Pacquiao was last beaten on Dec. 8, 2012 against Juan Manuel Marquez
  • Mayweather has won championships in five different weight classes
  • Pacquiao owns the record with titles in eight different weight classes
  • Mayweather has just one knockout in his last eight fights
  • Pacquiao totaled eight knockout victories from 2005 to 2009
  • Mayweather is two victories away from tying Rocky Marciano’s perfect mark of 49-0
  • Pacquiao’s last knockout victory came against Miguel Cotto in 2009
  • Mayweather has a five-inch reach advantage on Pacquiao
  • Pacquiao was favored when it looked like he’d fight Mayweather five years ago
  • Mayweather has only had two rematches in his career
  • Pacquiao has 12 more career knockout wins than Mayweather
  • Only one judge has ever scored a fight for Mayweather’s opponent
  • Pacquiao has lost by knockout three times
  • Mayweather has been knocked down once in his career, doing so in a victory over Carlos Hernandez in 2001
  • Pacquiao has won three straight fights by unanimous decision
  • Saturday will be Mayweather’s 11th straight fight at the MGM Grand
  • Pacquiao is 6-1 against American fighters
  • Mayweather has not allowed an opponent to land more than 26 percent of his punches since winning the welterweight title in 2011
  • Since his last loss, Pacquiao has connected with 708 punches while allowing his opponents to land just 387 punches
  • Mayweather has landed an average of 206 punches in his last four fights, allowing opponents to land an average of 145 punches.
  • Mayweather and Pacquiao have fought five of the same boxers
  • Pacquiao has boxed 419 career rounds
  • Mayweather has boxed 363 career rounds
  • The WBA, WBO and WBC welterweight titles are on the line in Saturday’s fight
  • The fight is expected to surpass the PPV record of 2.5 million buys
  • The highest ticket price is a ringside seat listed at $100,000, according to Forbes. 
  • Tickets to the fight sold out in one minute
  • Saturday’s ring will be 400 square feet (20’ x 20’)
  • Jim Lampley, Al Bernstein and Roy Jones Jr. will broadcast the fight 
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