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Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: When is the weigh-in, and what channel is it on?

James Orr

Published 01/05/2015 | 08:51

Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao
Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao

The weigh-in for the long-awaited Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight will take place this Friday, 1 May at 11pm. It will be shown live on Sky Sports News HQ.

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The bout takes the following night in Las Vegas.

"The weigh-in is always the grand finale of fight week activities," said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. "And with the massive interest in this fight, the number of fans looking to attend the official weigh-in is going to be something we've never seen before. We're excited to be able to use the enthusiasm around this event to provide donations to two very deserving charities."

Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, Pacquiao's promoter, said: "The charge of $10 for the weigh-in will benefit two great charities. All proceeds will go right to them. This is a win-win situation for all."

The contest at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is expected to generate more than £300m for the pair, with the spilt going 60/40 in Mayweather's favour.

Mayweather, 38, is an 11-time, five-weight world champion, while the Filipino Pacquiao, 36,  has won versions of the world title at a record eight different weights.

The fight will be broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office for UK viewers. The fight will cost £19.95 to purchase on Box Office, and will cost an additional £2 booking fee for those who book on the day.

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