06:04 am - Friday 29 May 2015

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao in November in Dubai

By staff - Fri Jan 27, 10:23 am

By Michael Collins: Boxing fans wanting to see the big mega fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will have to wait until at least November, according to fightnews.com. They’re reporting that a big money bout between Mayweather and Pacquiao will take place in November in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

World Boxing Council (WBC) president Jose Sulaiman told fight news that Mayweather-Pacquiao will fight in November in Dubai, UAE, and this in turn will open up May 5th so that Mayweather and Miguel Cotto will fight. The advantages of Qatar are the big money offered for the fight, low taxes and large crowds. I myself hope that this doesn’t place over there because I had been hoping to see live.

This should make Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach and promoter Bob Arum both happy, as they both want the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight to make as much money as possible and by putting the fight in a foreign country, it will maximize the amount of money that Arum, Paquiao, Mayweather can haul in for this fight. It’s a win-win for the participants.

As far as the benefit to Americans, none that I can think of unless your related to those guys. If you wanted to see the fight live, you’re going to have to pay a bundle of money to fly all the way over there and go through the headaches booking flights, hotels, dealing with customs and paying for it. If you live vicariously through people like Pacquiao and Mayweather, then you can be happy for them if the fight ends up in Qatar. I personally hate the idea of the fight possibly taking that far away, but I’m hoping they at least discount the fight on pay per view to give back to the fans who can’t see it live. They won’t, of course. My guess is the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight will sell for $65 to $70 on PPV. I see it as a very expensive fight.

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