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So...About Fight Night in Vegas

May 4, 2015 at 8:12 PM | by | ()

In case you missed it, last weekend was Fight Night in Vegas. So how did things turn out? Read on for our Fight Night Recap!

Boxer Floyd Mayweatherís unblemished record lives on and has stretched to 48-0. While 48 is a very large number for a boxing win record, itís one of the smallest numbers youíll see in reference to the record-breaking weekend Las Vegas just had surrounding the hoopla of fight weekend where Floyd Mayweather Jr. fought Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Hotel rooms cost over $1,000 at many Strip properties, though there was a dip just before the actual weekend so some late bookers were able to take advantage of that. Fight tickets were going for over $40,000 on StubHub and even the closed circuit viewing parties at MGM Resorts properties went for $150 a person.

The fighters look to clear around $300 million in a 60-40 split in favor of Mayweather. The Associated Press is reporting Mayweather has already received a ďdown paymentĒ check for $100 million, with more coming after the pay-per-view money is tallied.

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Talk Mayweather vs. Pacquiao With Al Bernstein Friday

Where: 89109
April 30, 2015 at 5:58 PM | by | ()

Best known as the voice of boxing, Al Bernstein will talk Mayweather v. Pacquiao at a special event at Lagasseís Stadium in the Palazzo the night before the big fight, Friday, May 1.

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Bernstein will analyze the fight for fans, and will also answer some of their questions, too. Bernstein, who will be ringside Saturday, May 2 for one of the most anticipated fights in years, will go on-air with Yahoo! Sports Radioís Ken Thomson at Lagasse's, too. Bernstein will chat with Thomson at 7:30 p.m. with the Q&A set for 8 p.m. sharp.

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How Wagers Are Coming In For Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

April 29, 2015 at 1:15 PM | by | ()

Shortly after Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao was announced, we let you know about some of the betting options available with sportsbook operator Station Casinos. Today, we're going to look at the opening and current odds offered by William Hill. This will give a glimpse into how people have been wagering on the fight as it approaches. Here's a look at how things have changed:

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Closed Circuit Viewing Access Available For Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

April 23, 2015 at 7:49 PM | by | ()

In Las Vegas, itís sometimes difficult to differentiate between PR hype and actual demand that deserves the hype. Before tickets for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight went on sale, it was easy to think that the hype was just hype. Even with a minimum ticket price of $1,500, the fight sold out in one minute. Tickets immediately hit StubHub at a minimum of $5,000. Okay, maybe thereís real demand here. Maybe, this is more than just PR hype.

Where thereís a real sign of demand is in the closed circuit viewing parties. Previous big fights were limited to a handful of viewing locations at different MGM Resorts hotels for under $100 per person. Demand to see Mayweather vs. Pacquiao is so high, MGM Resorts is charging much more and making the fight available in more places than normal.

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Tickets For Mayweather vs. Pacquiao (Finally) On Sale Today

April 23, 2015 at 1:34 PM | by | ()

The day is finally here. You will be able to buy tickets to see Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao in person at MGM Grand or via closed circuit viewing parties at any MGM Resorts properties starting today.

Hereís how it breaks down: Tickets for the live event will be priced at $7,500, $5,000, $3,500, $2,500 and $1,500 (plus applicable service charges and tax). Tickets go on sale at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT. Tickets to see the fight in person are limited to four per household. You can charge by phone or with a major credit card by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

UPDATE: The fight sold out in one minute.

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See Mayweather, Pacquiao At MGM For $10 (Insert Asterisk)

Where: 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
April 20, 2015 at 4:09 PM | by | ()

Tickets for the much anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao arenít available for purchase yet even though the fight is a few weeks away. Ticket prices are rumored to be starting at $1,000 and thereís word that tickets may never go on sale to the public due to such high level of demand.

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May 2 May Be The Busiest Sports Betting Day Of The Year

March 13, 2015 at 12:16 PM | by | ()

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.

You may have heard that Manny Pacquiao will go head-to-head with Floyd Mayweather in the "Fight of the Century" that weekend. It's expecting to bring in almost as much revenue as the Super Bowl.

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Betting Odds

March 2, 2015 at 2:42 PM | by | ()

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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The Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight is Finally Happening

Where: 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
February 23, 2015 at 7:18 PM | by | ()

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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Anything Goes At FSW's 'One For The Ages'

Where: 5111 Boulder Highway [map], 89122
February 3, 2015 at 7:13 PM | by | ()

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.

Itís not quite WWE, but tickets to Future Stars of Wrestling (FSW) start at just $14.50 so, for wrestling fans, itís worth a try.

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Tired Of Traditional Boxing? Try Big Knockout Boxing

August 12, 2014 at 1:19 PM | by | ()

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.

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Inaugural Box Fan Expo Coming To Vegas

Where: 3150 Paradise Road [map], 89109
July 30, 2014 at 3:01 PM | by | ()

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.

If that date looks familiar, it's because later that evening MGM Grand Garden Arena will play host to the WBA/WBC welterweight title rematch between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Marcos Maidana.

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