May 2nd, 2015 may just go down as one of the biggest day in sports. There is so much activity happening: The Kentucky Derby, NBA playoff games and even NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. However on Saturday Night, the eyes of the world will be fixed on one location, and that location is the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas. It’s the venue for the Welterweight Championship boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. The hype surrounding this clash is incredible and when all is said and done, close to $500 million will be generated all over the world from ticket sales and pay-per-view revenue. Not to mention all the bookies and betting houses that will be raking in big cash too. To get you ready for the fight Saturday night, here are 12 money facts about the big fight.
12 Highest Live Gate Receipts of All Time
11 Highest Number of Pay Per View Purchases of All Time
10 Highest Pay-Per-View Revenue In History
9 Highest Fighter Earnings Ever
8 50 Cent’s Earnings For The Night
7 Justin Bieber’s Bet
6 Adrien Broner’s Bet
5 Resale Ticket Prices
4 Mayweather’s Net worth + Recent Earnings
3 Ticket Prices for The Weigh-In
2 Mayweather’s Exorbitant Mouth guard
1 The Puff Daddy & Mark Wahlberg Bet
50 Cent & Justin Bieber aren’t the only ones betting big money on this fight. Mark Wahlberg and Sean “Diddy” Combs not only own a water bottle company together (AQUAhydrate), but they are also betting against each other about the winner of this boxing match. They are both putting up $250K and Diddy is with Mayweather’s The Money Team and Wahlberg is with Pac-Man. This is not a joke either; all the money for the bet is currently being held in escrow and the winner will keep all the spoils.
Sources: news.com.au, vox.com, forbes.com, tmz.com, boxingnews24.com, tmz.com ,manilalivewire.com
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