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Get Ready For Boxing In 2013

December 11, 2012 at 2:35 PM | by | ()

This past weekend was one of the biggest boxing matches of the year as Manny Pacquiao took on Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time. The action was great for six rounds and then Juan Manuel Marquez knocked Manny Pacquiao out cold. It was brutal and scary as Pacquiao laid motionless, face down, on the ground. After a few minutes, one of the most popular boxers in the world, Pacquiao, came back to this world but it begs to question whether or not he'll fight again in the future.

Earlier in the day on Saturday, Floyd Mayweather announced that he plans to fight twice next year. The first fight would take place on May 4 with the second coming September 14. Both fights are tentatively planned to be held at the MGM Garden Arena where Mayweather has had most of his fights.

Even though boxing isn't as popular as it used to be big fight weekends in Las Vegas are still pretty amazing and busy. The May 4 fight will take place the same day as the Kentucky Derby and during Cinco De Mayo weekend.

No opponents have been announced for either fight yet, but Cinco De Mayo is usually a time for Mexican fighters to get a little shine. Both Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and interim welterweight title holder Robert Guerrero are rumored as potential opponents.

If you're a boxing fan these may be the only big name fights of 2013. Whether you're a fight fan or just like a little extra crazy in your trips to Las Vegas, you now have ammunition to begin planning for 2013.

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Archived Comments:


Already planning my 3rd year in a row for first weekend in May! Seems hotels are already yielding up rates for that weekend too so hoping Total Rewards sends me a great offer!!


I made my first trip that weekend back when Manny fought Hatton. We were able to get a comp at Caesars booking in January. Any non mgm property should be a little less expensive.


Nice! I always stay at non MGM hotels! Hoping to stay at Planet Hollywood or Paris next trip.