Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao strike their pose after a news conference. They are scheduled to box in the "Fight of the Century" in Las Vegas on May 2, 2015.
Ed Crisostomo—AP
By Brad Tuttle
April 30, 2015

Floyd Mayweather couldn’t have a more appropriate nickname: Money. His upcoming match against Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao on May 2 in Las Vegas is not simply being billed as the “Fight of the Century.” It’s also heralded as “the richest single occasion in the history of the sport” because of the astonishing amount of money that it will generate.

“To put it lightly, it’s complete mayhem—the demand for tickets, hotel rooms, transportation and nightclub VIP tables,” the owner of one Vegas luxury concierge service told the Las Vegas Sun. And the money and mayhem spread well beyond Sin City, as these figures attest:

 

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