Justin Bieber isn’t on any of my playlists, but that doesn’t mean we talk about his odds in some Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao prop bets.
At any other big fight, not having sold a single ticket would be a major issue, but when you’re talking about Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, nobody’s batting an eyelash.
That’s because tickets to this fight aren’t going on sale – they’ve already held for, or handed out, to a select few A-list celebrities expecting the full red-carpet treatment. When you have the two biggest high-profile boxers in the world sharing the ring you had better expect some big names in their entourage.
Justin Bieber has run with Mayweather’s Money Team in the past and Sports Interaction has +140 odds set for Bieber to be in the ring before the fight. 50 Cent, who will reportedly place a bet on Mayweather that could be well over $1 million, has +375 odds to be in the ring while Lil Wayne checks in at +130.
Now, Mayweather has welcomed Bieber and Wayne to walk out with him in past fights and Bieber has already told TMZ he’ll be by Money’s side again for the stroll to the ring. The question is whether other celebs will climb into the ring. Out of the three celebs, you have to think Bieber is the most likely to weasel his way into the ring before the punches start fighting.
“He adds to the spectacle,” Showtime Executive Vice President Espinoza told the Los Angeles Times of Bieber. “Having him there, having him support the event socially in his social media and by his presence only adds to the fun of the event.”
Sports Interaction anticipates this will be the highest-grossing pay-per-view fight ever with an over/under of 3.8 million pay-per-view buys set, Vegas will likely set records in overall handle for the fight. Odds on one of Mayweather’s money team placing a wager of at least $1 million are set at +205.
Considering the amount of cash in Mayweather’s bank, it wouldn’t surprise me to see a Scrooge McDuck bet on Mayweather from his team. After all, Mayweather bets on everything. Why wouldn’t he get someone to lay down large on himself?