Floyd Mayweather made history in his last fight, generating $150 million in revenue, when he defeated Canelo Alavarez. His bout with Marcos Maidana might not break any records on Saturday, but it’s still one of the most anticipated bouts of 2014.
Mayweather is looking to extend his perfect record to 46-0. Maidana has won four consecutive bouts, and is set for the biggest fight of his career.
Mayweather is always favored to win his bouts, but the odds are even more so in his favor against Maidana. Bovada.lv lists his odds at -1000, while Maidana comes in at +600. In Maidana’s win over Adrien Broner in December, he was a +400 underdog.
Even though Mayweather is expected to have an easy time with his opponent, the fight is expected to go 12 rounds. The odds of either fighter getting a knockout are listed at +190. In order to win $100 for the fight going the distance, a gambler would have to wager $280.
The most likely scenario is a Mayweather victory by decision (-200), and a Maidana knockout victory in the final round (+7500) is considered to be the biggest longshot. The odds of a draw have been set at +2500.
Mayweather and Maidana will fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, which has a capacity of 16,800. Near the end of March, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer announced that the fight was nearly sold out. However, seats are still available on Ticketmaster, as of Friday afternoon. The most expensive tickets can be had for over $1,500. Even the cheapest retail-value seats are costly. The least expensive seats can be had for just less than $600.
Fans can find much cheaper tickets on the secondary ticket market. Seats in the 200-level can be had for around $360 on StubHub. Ringside seats can be had for a few thousand dollars. The cheapest are listed at just under $2,600, and the most expensive are going for over $10,000.
Tale of the Tape
Floyd Mayweather Marcos Maidana
Age: 37 30
Height: 5’8” 5’7”
Reach: 72” 69”
Stance: Orthodox Orthodox
Record: 45-0-0, 26 KO’s 35-3-1, 31 KO’s