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Pacquiao, Mayweather Generate Big Revenue For Nevada

By David "Los Gatos" Rosenberg

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, welterweight champions Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. - combined with other sporting events in the state of Nevada, generated $4.76 million in revenue for the state's general fund in 2011. The number was nearly double of what the state gained during the same time period in 2010 - $2.87 million.

The paper states that boxing events produced $2.5 million of the $4.76, and 70% of it came from revenue gained from Pacquiao's fights against Shane Mosley in May and Juan Manuel Marquez in November, and Mayweather's fight against Victor Ortiz in September. All three fights were held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In 2010, Mayweather fought once in Las Vegas, against Shane Mosley, while Pacquiao's two fights were held at Cowboys Stadium in Texas.

"It was one of our best years ever," said Keith Kizer, Nevada Athletic Commission executive director, to the LVRJ. "We had a lot of very good fights this year, but the big fights generate a lot of money."

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Comment by Pacquiao'd on 12-27-2011

pactards in full on damage control. nothing new here

Comment by pasawayako on 12-27-2011

[QUOTE=indystress;11602023]non deserved win? all three judges scored it for pac. hbo analyst ledderman had pac winning by about 3 pts. pac had landed about 40 more punches than marquez. sure, marquez had more better connected punch landed but none of…

Comment by bluetuazon on 12-27-2011

[QUOTE=boxingfan76;11601757]and that is exactley WHY PAC WAS AWARDED A VERY NON-DESERVED WIN ! PACS CHANCES IN A MAYWEATHER FIGHT ARE SLIM AND NONE!,JMM SIMPLY WHIPPED PACS ASS,WITHOUT QUESTION GIVING PAC 3 ROUNDS IS MORE THAN GENEROUS APPARANTLEY IN VEGAS IF…

Comment by Hougigo on 12-26-2011

[QUOTE=boxingfan76;11601973]pac vs marquez 3 voted worst robbery of the year by ring magazine [url]http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/12/24/11/pacquiao-marquez-3-voted-robbery-year[/url][/QUOTE] Lol, and if I got a bunch of people to vote Pac as FOTY on the poll would that make him the FOTY? Get off it…

Comment by leonthegee on 12-26-2011

I thought Marquez won the 2nd fight. Pac won the 3rd fight. It was close but I dont really see any argument made for Marquez. Lets get the real fight done already. Fact is Floyd can do 25 to life,…

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