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Floyd “Money” Mayweather | Still The Champ

Modern day boxing pales in comparison to what it once was. The days of the sweet science are all but over, absent one last cornerstone fight. This past weekend Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fought in what was more than a half decade long awaited fight that was ticketed as the fight of a generation. Boxing enthusiasts had a dream fight finally come to fruition as two of the best pound for pound fighters in the world came to blows. While the hype launched both boxers pay day into the stratosphere, the fight itself was less than incredible.Ari Kellen

Mayweather boxed an extremely strategic and educated match as he danced around the ring for the majority of each round, picking his punches. This type of tactic is not suited for crowd pleasing as the style of fight disappointed many. Smart boxing was enough to earn Money Mayweather his latest win bringing his career record to an astonishing 48-0 with 6 world championships in 5 separate weight classes. Throughout his nearly 50 wins Mayweather has taken down big names such as Oscar De La Hoya, and Sugar Shane Mosley along with scores of

Many viewers watched the program with the hopes of seeing a knockout or an exciting upset win by Manny Pacquiao. They would not receive any of their wishes as the match went the distance, 12 rounds, with Money taking the unanimous decision.

Mayweather has not only proven himself to be a force within the ring, he has also established himself as a tactician in the business world. Leaving his previous promotion house, Top Rank, Floyd began his own promotion company to fully integrate his supply chain and make money on both sides of the ropes.

Pulling in an unbelievable payout from the fight, Mayweather will likely pocket between $150-$120 million for the single fight, while Pacquiao will likely earn $100million to $80 million.

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Boxing Show Down

Boxing is a sport that has been lost to the evolution of excitement provided by things such as MMA and UFC. But the sweet science is not dead yet. There has not been a fight as anticipated within the boxing ring since heavyweights collided in the Holyfield Tyson saga. On May 2, 2015 the welterweight champion of the world will be crowned after the long awaited showdown between the two most prolific boxers of our era.floyd_mayweather_vs_manny_pacquiao

Pound for pound Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pac-man” Pacquiao are considered to two of the best ever. Both promoters are considering this face-off to be the largest event in boxing history. While the histrionics of the event are yet to be realized, the money that is on the table for the winner and loser are most definitely at the top of the all-time lists. The two fighters will split an estimated $200 million with Pac-man taking $80 and Mayweather bringing home a whopping $120 million.

Purse totals are dependant on how the tickets sell for TV and live seats. With projections estimating the fight will sell out for the live viewing and set records on TV, it is safe to say people are willing to pay to see the biggest boxing event since Mayweather fought Oscar De La Hoya in 2007, the hype of which pales in comparison to this long awaited bout.

The MGM Grand plans to sell an estimated 250 tickets with the cheapest seat going for $5,400. Floor seats, right next to the action will most likely start at $7,500 face value and are being projected to be sold for $28,000 on the secondary market. This type of high profile pricing and hype may be just what boxing needs to rejuvenate its aging public appearance.

Be sure to find a friend who is buying the fight on pay-per-view or head to a bar or restaurant to see the action! It is sure to be an experience for the books.

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