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The first weekend of May is always a great time to be in Las Vegas. As the weather turns from winter to spring, that weekend will bring Cinco De Mayo parties, the Kentucky Derby, and a big boxing match. This year, that weekend should bring more action than usual to the sportsbooks.
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You donít have to be a fan of boxing to know that Floyd Mayweather will face Manny Pacquiao†in the "Fight Of The Century" May 2 at MGM Grand. The boxing match took five years to come together and people are stoked. As previously detailed, hotel room prices have skyrocketed for the weekend. Tickets havenít gone on sale†yet, but brokers are already offering tickets for up to $10,000. Yowza.
Whenever thereís a big fight, sportsbooks are quick to make odds available. In fact, odds for this fight have been appearing off and on for the past couple years while the fight was negotiated. Here are the current odds from Station Casinos:
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Itís the moment youíve all been waiting for! Well, maybe not, but itís big news, nonetheless. Itís news weíve been expecting confirmation of for months so itís not exactly a surprise, but Floyd Mayweather will, indeed, fight Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand Garden Arena May 2. Weíve been noticing the room rates for the surrounding dates were skyrocketing (more so than just for Cinco de Mayo weekend) and this was pretty much a forgone conclusion though sports writers joked it wasnít official until Floyd ďMoneyĒ Mayweather announced it.
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If UFC and boxing are out of your price range, thereís always (fake) pro wrestling! Itís definitely not the same, but itís hard to deny that itís entertaining. The chairs. The tables. The over-the-top theatrics. What is usually reserved for expensive pay-per-views like Royal Rumble can now be seen at Samís Town.
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Boxing has its ups and downs, but it still has its fans as we can see every time thereís a big fight in town. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has its fans, too, and now thereís a new form trying to capture the attention of both sets of fans. It's called Big Knockout Boxing.
Even though Big Knockout Boxing is positioned to grab the attention of MMA fans it is still boxing. Rounds last only two minutes, with five rounds for non-championship bouts and seven for championship match-ups. You won't find a traditional boxing ring here. Instead a round, rope-less fighting space is dubbed ďThe Pit." Just 17 feet in diameter, the space is much smaller than traditional rings. The smaller space is meant to force fighters into confrontation.
Taking a page out of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's playbook for the purpose of breathing some much-needed life into a dying sport, the inaugural Box Fan Expo will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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After Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Marcos Maidana on May 3, he planned to move on to another fighter and another city. That didnít happen and the two boxers will duke it out again on September 13. Even though Mayweather won the first match by a majority decision, the fight wasn't quite a landslide. It was, however, intense as Maidana hit Mayweather with power he hadnít seen in a while. The first Mayweather vs. Maidana bout was one of the most fun boxing matches in a while.
Tickets for the September 13 rematch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena go on sale at 10 a.m. this morning. Ticket prices arenít cheap as the least expensive option is priced at†$350. Other tickets are available at $600, $850, $1,200 and $1,600, plus any fees. There is a four-ticket limit on the $350 seats.
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When there's a big pay-per-view boxing match†in town, none of the casinos will show the fight for free†in their sportsbook. In fact, the only casinos where youíll find the fights being shown are affiliated with the host casino. Since either†MGM Grand or Mandalay Bay host most of the pay-per-view boxing matches (occasionally Wynn will host a fight that takes place at the Thomas & Mack Center), youíll usually find the fight showing in an MGM Resorts property.
Here are the viewing parties on the Vegas Strip where you can watch this Saturday's Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana fight:
Aria: Bristlecon†Ballroom viewing party is $75 general admission. Food and beverage is extra.
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The first major Las Vegas title fight of the 2014 year will feature two familiar foes at an all too familiar venue.
In a rematch of their highly controversial 2012 bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena, welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley, Jr. (31-0-0-1, 12 KOs) and Filipino sensation Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) will square off once again at the MGM Grand on April 12, Dan Rafael of ESPN reported this past weekend.
The newest Las Vegas based , Los Vargas, is set to premiere on Sunday, January 26 at 9 p.m. on Telemundo sister station mun2. Los Vargas may resemble its host city in name to the naked eye, however, it translates not to "Las Vegas" but rather "The Vargas." As in the family of retired boxing champion Fernando Vargas.
The Hispanic reality show follows Vargas and his family -- his wife of 20 years, four children and father-in-law -- as they balance homelife with the champ's pursuit of opening his own gym and training the next world's greatest.
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Love him or hate him, there's no denying the fact that when pound-for-pound king of the ring Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. (44-0, 26 KOs) enters the MGM Grand Garden Arena this Saturday, September 14 to face Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) for their WBA/WBC junior middleweight unification bout, you'll have picked a side and will remain adamant in your position. Like the New York Yankees in baseball or the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in college football, there's no toeing the line when it comes to Mayweather. You've either chosen to embrace the greatest fighter of his generation or you've long since established a position that Mayweather's brash and cocky demeanor is not to your liking.
This is a critical concept to comprehend because the world's perception of Mayweather — both as a boxer and as a celebrity — will play an integral role in the Las Vegas betting lines for Saturday's fight. Over the last decade, Mayweather has evolved into not just the greatest athlete in boxing, but into one of the most controversial figures in all of sports. The 36 year old from Grand Rapids, Michigan realized long ago that the fight game is as much about promotion and persona as is it is about ring generalship. And, with that highly profitable fact in mind, Mayweather transformed himself into one of the greatest heels in American sports history.
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Boxing and Las Vegas have had a connection for years. Almost every big fight in boxing's recent history has taken place in Las Vegas. That tradition continues on September 14 when Floyd Mayweather takes on Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. This is the most anticipated boxing match in a few years and tickets sold out quickly. Unlike most sports, you can't just walk into a casino sportsbook and watch a fight (boxing or UFC) for free. Matches are only shown at a few select places. This changes depending on the fight and is always a question we get in the weeks leading up to the face-off:
"Where on the strip would Vegas Chatter recommend as a place to go to watch the big fight next month?" -- Eric S.