As if the May 2 fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao isn’t already going to make enough money, even watching the weigh-in will cost for the first time ever.
Despite the fact that the fight is expected to reach the $300 million dollar in revenue, the weigh-in will cost $10, but it will be for a good cause.
“All of the money that is generated from the weigh-in, every dollar, is going to charity,” Brad Jacobs, one of Pacquiao’s promoter, told ESPN.com on Thursday.
According to Jacobs, the reason for the $10 charge is to control the crowd size at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand.
"What we wanted to do was avoid the craziness you've seen at the Mayweather and Pacquiao weigh-ins where you have people sleeping out in front of the arena the night before and basically camping out," Jacobs said. "We want to avoid that. We want some orderly fashion to it so people needed to have a ticket like they need to a concert or a fight, so there's no reason for a big crowd to get there the night before.
"They will all be reserved seats. You have your ticket," he added. "There's no craziness waiting in line trying to get into the arena."
The money will be equally split between Pacquiao and Mayweather, with Pacquiao’s half going to the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, and Mayweather’s portion going to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.