Greg Bishop of The New York Times has an interesting article to date on the scope of what a fight Manny Pacquiao is the economy of Las Vegas.
Pacquiao vs. Marquez 3: Manny economic power in Las Vegas
In short, it’s a big deal:
“It ‘hard to put a certain amount of it,” said Josh Swissman, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at MGM Resorts International. “But it is clearly increased. To fight this weekend as the New Year with us. And New Year’s Eve is the biggest night in the city.”
… As marketing manager of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Kevin Bagger will help supervise the visitors in the calendar year 3600 survey to determine what the average person consumes everything in addition to gambling, such as restaurants, bars, souvenir and rental car. In 2010, the average was $ 645.
By multiplying the average attendance of the door, visitors arriving authority to a “nongaming estimated economic impact” for each game, usually in about 6 million to 12 million. When Pacquiao confused with Erik Morales in November 2006 on the largest capacity Thomas and Mack Center, the estimated economic impact was $ 12.9 million nongambling, the highest total in the last five years.
Needless to say, Manny Pacquiao is LOT Vegas economy, which is a big reason that his departure from Las Vegas a couple of his fights in 2010, where he met Joshua Clottey and Antonio Margaritas at Cowboys Stadium in Texas, was a hit enormous. There are reasons for the less able to back this year, MGM Grand – Vegas felt like how it felt to lose Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, who fought for 16 months after its May 2010 to Shane Mosley win.
Manny and Floyd did a lot of money, gambling and nongambling, gate attendance and people come just for the fight in Las Vegas. Vegas and pay handsomely to make sure it is the basis for the big time boxing.
Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez III Boxing can always change
In the world of boxing today is a bit cartoonish impressive when you see a press conference after the fight that does not degenerate into a struggle to claim that progress was choreographed. However, when Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez met at a press conference to hype his Nov. 12 showdown, there were none of the usual shenanigans.
Needless to say, it was very refreshing.
So what gave birth to maturity, which is so rare these days fighters? And ‘the case of men too old for this nonsense? There is not enough to combat frame they need to go to the SideShow mode tired, old songs? Or maybe those two guys really like and respect one another, despite their somewhat controversial story?
All indications point to the answer is No. 3 behind the door
At this point, everyone knows what happened between Pacquiao and Marquez during the past seven years. The couple met in 2004 and fought a controversial draw with the two men now deserved to win. Then in 2008, met for the second time, finally emerging victorious Pacquiao – to the chagrin of Mark.
Marquez, of course, the famous contested the last two games for years. I desperately wanted a rematch to prove he was better than Pacquiao, and even went to visit the Philippines to challenge himself. He also took a shirt that said openly that he had won both games against Philippine counterpart.
Three years and change have passed since these two are the last square, and this Saturday promises to be crucial for demonstrating inheritance of both men. Marquez, in turn, has to challenge almost every scenario, and to avoid the onset of knock-out blow No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Pacquiao, on the flip side, is to put Marquez down in a hurry – they understand very well that people do not want to see this go down to a decision.
Yet despite all that is in line for both fighters, they seem strangely at peace with each other. In addition to global competitiveness, as you would expect from a pair of rivals, they are very cordial and respectful to each other.
Neither seems willing to take the bait as it applies to others too much bashing.
“Most people know me. I do not talk outside the ring,” Marquez said recently. “I do my work in the ring and I’m preparing very hard because I want to give another great show, another great fight.”
Pacquiao was therefore not hesitate to take part in too many pre-fight trash talking.
“I always prayed for,” said Pacquiao. “Do not pray for me, but all the fighters who are going to fight on Saturday, especially my opponent, that nobody will get hurt. Well, I mean seriously.”
Who knows, maybe this is the dawn of a new era. Maybe the fighters at the end to realize that their stupid, predictable pre-battle, the band does not actually build enthusiasm to become the fighting so much as to offend the intelligence of the fans.
In any case, if the protocol, it is nice to see Pacquiao and Marquez – both veterans of the sport – go ahead and show the rest of boxing, how it’s done.