WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs) and WBO 147lb champion Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) will be weighing in today on their live stream of the weigh-in from the MGM Grand in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The $10 tickets for the weigh-in have already sold out, and many of them are on sale in secondary markets like Ebay with the price being marked up with steep prices, as if it were a fight ticket itself.
For boxing fans unable to purchase tickets to the weigh-in, they’ll at least be able to see the event by the live stream on Friday. That’s a huge positive. What to look for at the weigh-in is to see how light Pacquiao is. He’s lost weight due to him training hard and not eating enough.
Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach said that Pacquiao was down to 143 pounds on Thursday. With Mayweather, his weight is going to be fine. He doesn’t have problems making the 147 pound welterweight limit. What you want to see from Mayweather is to watch to see if he’s mentally there because he’s looked disengaged during the recent press conferences for some reason.
Mayweather has the look of someone who is a little burned out, and not mentally excited as he once was. For this fight, Mayweather is going to need to get excited in a real hurry once he gets inside the ring on Saturday night otherwise this could get out of hand quickly.
Pacquiao is really hyped up mentally for this fight, and he wants the victory more than anything. To Pacquiao and to Roach, this fight validates his career. Pacquiao won’t admit it, but that’s clearly the case. If Pacquiao can’t beat Mayweather, then he’ll have been exposed as just the No.2 guy at 147 all these years. In boxing if you’re not No.1, you’re nothing. Being No.2 is not good.
“I still believe that Floyd will be the victor in the fight, but I think it’s going to be a little bit harder than he thinks and a lot more difficult than Pacquiao thinks,” said former three division world champion Shane Mosley via Fighthype. “I think they’re both going to surprise each other. Mayweather has the boxing knowledge to stay right there and not move as much. I think Floyd gives angles. He’s not really a runner like he used to be at 130, when he was on his toes bouncing around and moving everywhere,” Mosley said.
Mayweather and Pacquiao are definitely going to surprise each other because they’ve both become so used to dominating their opponents during the course of their careers. This is going to be a fight where each of them will quickly find out that they can’t dominate like they did against the previous opponents that they’ve faced.
Mayweather has an advantage in that he’s had two back to back tough fights against Marcos Maidana in 2014 that he’s coming off of to help prepare him for the Pacquiao fight. With Pacquiao, he’s not really had a tough opponent since his loss to Juan Manuel Marquez three years ago in 2012. Pacquiao has fought Brandon Rios, Tim Bradley and Chris Algieri in his last three fights and those guys don’t compare to the sheer power and aggression that Mayweather saw from Maidana.
When is the fight? Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will face off on Saturday May 2 in America. Doors open at the venue at 2pm local time, with the first fight at 3pm and the main event five hours later at 8pm.
Given that Las Vegas is eight hours behind the UK which means Mayweather vs Pacquiao will not begin in this country until 4am on Sunday at UK time.
Mayweather vs Pacquiao Live: How to watch the fight on PPV (or free)With tickets to the big fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao selling out in less than a minute, boxing fans will have to find other ways to watch the bout.
Those in Las Vegas can also watch on closed-circuit TV at 10 MGM Resorts properties, but there are options for the rest of us ranging from pay-per-view to free (contract required, of course).
Order Pay-Per-View: The standard definition pay-per-view through a cable provider will cost $90 while the high-definition broadcast will be $100. The event can be ordered over the phone, online or with a remote straight to TV.
Switch to DISH: DISH is offering a promotion where new customers will get to see the fight free of charge. But it's not as simple as watching the fight and canceling your service. DISH requires new subscribers agree to a two-year contract. Remember to use the code "BOXING" if making the switch in order to get the bout.
Go to a bar or restaurant: A bar or restaurant venue may charge patrons a fee to watch the fight considering a commercial license for a big UFC or boxing event can cost between $1,500 and $3,000, according to Bloomberg Business. The cost for Mayweather-Pacquiao will likely be much higher than that range. Be prepared to pay a cover charge, but it should be significantly less than ordering the pay-per-view at home.
Travel to Mexico: Viewers in Mexico can watch the fight for free through Televisa and Azteca, competitors in the Mexican market. "Televisa and Azteca must be recognized for their great commitment, for bringing to Mexico this bout for free," the World Boxing Council said. "This has never, ever happened in any country of the world."