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Mayweather-Maidana fight heading to the MGM Grand

Floyd fighting in Vegas again
Floyd fighting in Vegas again
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The May 3 welterweight showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana now has an official site, as the two will meet at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.

While Vegas seemed like an obvious choice, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where Golden Boy Promotions has been hosting a series of card as of late, was also looking to make a bid for the fight, but ultimate, the familiar MGM Grand was selected.

“We are so delighted that Floyd will be fighting at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the 12th time,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “It is truly Floyd’s home away from home and as we always say, when Floyd fights at MGM Grand, it stands for ‘Mayweather gets money’ because of his ability to sell every seat in the house.”

“Floyd Mayweather will be coming home once again on May 3 when he faces Marcos Maidana at MGM Grand in Las Vegas,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “With 11 of his previous fights being held at MGM Grand, Floyd has become the venue’s greatest sports franchise, so it is only fitting that he face one of his toughest challenges here in his adopted hometown of Las Vegas.”

Mayweather has fought at the MGM Grand nine consecutive times, having bested Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez among others. Mayweather’s last fight against Alvarez broke the live gate record, doing over $20 million in revenue.

As for tickets, they will be priced at $1,500, $1,000, $750, $550 and $350, and will go on sale on March 8.