The vast numbers expected to attend the eve-of-fight ritual at the MGM Grand Garden Arena has prompted fight organisers to take the step of charging for entry to the event.
Tickets will cost $10 (??6.61) and will go on sale through MGM Resorts call centre and box office with all funds raised going to the charities chosen by Mayweather and Pacquiao ??? Susan G. Komen and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
“The weigh-in is always the grand finale of fight week activities,” said Mayweather Promotions chief executive Leonard Ellerbe.
“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.”
Just 1,000 tickets were made available to the public for the fight, with tickets making their way onto resale sites for around ??47,000 each within hours of being sold.
Fans in Las Vegas who miss out on tickets will have to pay $150 (??99) just to watch the fight on closed-circuit TV at an MGM property as the company have exclusivity in the city.