Charge for weigh-in tickets a boxing first; proceeds will go to charity
One of the most anticipated moments of any fight week is the weigh-in, especially in Las Vegas, where fans have often jammed the MGM Grand Garden Arena to cheer, chant and get a look at the boxers and to see them in one more faceoff the day before they fight.
In recent years, weigh-ins for fights involving Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have been nearly as electric as the arena on some fight nights. And the beauty of it for fight fans is that by state law in Nevada weigh-ins are free public events in the same category as a Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting.
Fans hoping to see Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao step on the scale a night before their May 2 showdown will have to pay $10 for tickets. All many raised through sales will go to charity.Read more...