The most anticipated boxing event of the decade has finally found a home.
After days of posturing and offers from different places such as a $20 million dollar bid from the Staples Center(home of the Los Angeles Lakers), former political analyst for Bill Clinton, James Carville, trying to pull some strings and land the fight for New Orleans at the Superdome (home to the undefeated New Orleans Saints football team), and most notably Jerry Jones offering a $25 million dollar site fee bid to host the fight in his brand new 100,000 seat Dallas Cowboys stadium, the fight has landed in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas has been chosen as the host site for the March 13, 2010 boxing match which many boxing insiders say will break the all time pay per view record of 2.4 million buys for Floyd Mayweather Jr. Vs. Oscar De La Hoya back in 2007.
This fight will be of historical stature when current pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao and former pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. square off in the ring on HBO pay per view to determine who the best pound for pound fighter in the world really is.
The breaking news came by Lem Satterfield of fanhouse boxing stating that sources close to the situation have said the MGM Grand will definitely host the super fight between Filipino WBO welterweight champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and undefeated Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
Mayweather and Pacquiao are both familiar with the MGM Grand in Las Vegas both have headlined many fights at the venue.
The fight is being promoted by Oscar De La Hoya’s Goldenboy Promotions in association with Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions.
Tickets have yet to go on sale but will most likely sell out fast. There will be two promotional press conferences for the Mayweather Jr. Vs. Pacquiao fight. The fighters will meet face to face one on Jan. 6 in New York to announce the mega fight and another on Jan. 8 in Los Angeles.