A lucrative fight five years in the making, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. ended with the latter gaining a unified welterweight title.
The 38-year-old boxing champ retained his World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association welterweight titles and seized Manny’s World Boxing Organization belt at their 12-round face-off held at MGM Grand Arena, Saturday night, May 2 (May 3, Philippine time).
Here, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) lists a rundown of the numbers that matter in what was aptly dubbed as the "fight of the century."
Known as the only 8-division title-holder, Manny’s boxing record now boasts of 57 wins, 6 losses, 2 draws, and 38 knockouts.
Floyd, on the other hand, currently has an undefeated boxing record with 48 wins, 0 losses, and 26 knockouts.
FINAL FIGHT STATS. Hailed a winner by unanimous decision, the scorecard of the 3 judges showed that Floyd was ahead of Manny with 116-112, 116-112, and 118-110.
While many of Manny’s fans weren’t satisfied by the judges’ decision, Compubox’s final fight stats indicated that Floyd threw a total of 435 punches while Pacman attacked with 429 punches.
The stats also showed that Floyd landed 148 punches with 34% connecting pct, while Manny came in with 81 punches with 19% connecting percentage.
Even Manny’s famous power punches didn’t do the job as he landed 63 out of 236 power punches with 27% connecting percentage.
Floyd, on the other hand, landed 81 out 168 power punches with 48% connecting percentage.
To top it all, Floyd landed 67 out of 267 jabs with connecting percentage of 48%.
Whereas Manny landed only 18 out of 193 jabs with connecting percentage of 9%.
With a welterweight limit of 147 pounds, Manny weighed in at 145 pounds while Floyd came in a tad heavier at 146 pounds a day before the megafight.
RICHEST FIGHT IN HISTORY. Even with a 60-40 sharing of pot money in favor of Floyd, both will still walk away from the megafight a winner, with Floyd’s estimated winnings valued at $180 million and Manny with $120 million.
With a huge number of fans raring to see this fight, that is five years in the making, total gate receipts alone has an estimated total of $72 million.
Definitely a record-breaker as MGM Grand Arena’s previous record of highest gate receipts merely amounted to $20 million during Mayweather and Alvarez’s fight in 2013.
MGM Grand Arena has a seating capacity of 16,800 people with ticket prices ranging from $1,500 to $10,000.
However, only 1,000 tickets were made available to the public last April 23 (April 24, Philippine time) and was sold within 60 seconds.
For Manny’s camp alone, he secured 900 tickets for his entourage which cost him $3 million to $4 million.
Those who will watch at home, they availed the pay-per-view valued at $89.95 to $99.99 each with a projected total revenue amounting to $2 million to $4 million.
The matchup is also said to garner $300 million revenue from sponsorships, merchandise, and foreign broadcast sales.