It has been dubbed The Fight of The Century, and while the name is clearly characteristic of the sweet science’s inherent hyperbole, fight fans have indeed been waiting for a bout between these pound-for-pound titans – generally regarded as the best boxers in the world – for most of the new millennium. In honor of this May 2 showdown between Manny Pacquaio and Floyd Mayweather, Jr., the personal finance website WalletHub today released its Mayweather vs. Pacquaio By The Numbers report, which features a fun infographic as well as insights from a panel of leading sports business experts.
A few highlights are:
61%: Of experts believe Mayweather will win
$74M: Ticket revenue expected from the 15K-seat MGM Grand Garden Arena
$300M+: Expected domestic pay-per-view revenue
$5.6M: Tecate’s record bid to be the official beer of The Fight Of The Century (topping Corona’s $5.2M bid)
0: Ongoing endorsement deals for Mayweather, who is leaving $54M in annual earnings on the table as a result.
To check out the full report, including insights from a panel of boxing experts, visit: http://wallethub.com/blog/mayweather-vs-pacquiao-statistics/12107/