Some are calling it the biggest fight in the past 50 years. Others are saying it’s an overhyped match that is sure to disappoint boxing fans, especially those who shell out thousands of dollars for tickets to see the fight live. But you can tune in for yourself Saturday, May 2, on Showtime PPV/HBO PPV at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.



The fight of the year. The fight that everyone is talking about. The fight that’s going to bring all the celebrities out. The fight that will change their lives.

Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Mayweather could be 48-0 after this fight. Pacquiao could be 58-5 after this fight. You could call this fight the Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier fight all over again. That’s how big some analysts are saying it will be.

Mayweather did an interview with The Guardian, saying, “They are calling it the biggest boxing match since Ali-Frazier. We need to sell this fight, this fight is going to sell itself.”

Ali’s daughter, Laila Ali, told Bleacher Report, “My dad is Team Pacquiao all the way! My dad really likes Manny. He’s a huge fan of his. He knows Manny’s a great fighter.”

Mayweather has support from his Money team, family and his fans. The Money Team has always been there for Floyd and will be on May 2.

If you want tickets to this fight it’s going to cost you everything you have in your bank account, your wallet and even in your piggy bank. Ringside tickets controlled by the casino are soaring over $80,000 each at most recent check.

Who ever loses or wins this fight is going to get paid regardless. They are predicting a $300 million distribution to the fighters, with approximately $180 million going to Mayweather and $120 million to Pacquiao under their 60-40 agreement.

Here is what a few members of the MBU community are saying about the upcoming fight:

— Jake Burnett, a freshman on the MBU men’s basketball team and boxing fan, said, “I have always been a Mayweather fan and I think he’s going to win this one.”

— Jake Terry, also a freshman on the MBU men’s basketball team, added, “I wish I was back at home in Houston to watch the fight with my family but I think Mayweather is going to win this fight.”

— Chanel Thorpe, a senior at MBU who has little interest in boxing, said, “I’m not really a boxing fan, I really don’t care for it, but I think Manny Pacquiao is going to win because that’s who my dad is going for.”

— Adrian Kuyinu, a senior at MBU, added, “I think it’s going to be a great fight. A fight that the judges will have to decide on at the end of the fight.”

By James King

James King is a staff journalist for MBU Timeline. A junior majoring in communications, King is a member of the men’s basketball program. He was raised in St. Louis, an alumni of Hazelwood East High School, and has found his place among the MBU community. King will graduate in the fall of 2016 and is looking to start his career as a sports commentator and working toward being on ESPN someday.