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Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao referee to earn $10,000 (£6,800) on May 2

Monday 13th April , 2015 4:06 pm
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– Referee for the fight in Las Vegas will earn $10,000 (£6,800)

– Fight is expected to earn around $400m (£273m) in revenue

– Kenny Bayless and Tony Weeks are leading candidates to referee

The referee for Floyd Mayweather’s clash with Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas next month will earn $10,000 (£6,800).

The fight at the MGM Grand on May 2 is expected to draw revenue of around $400m (£273m) with both fighters picking up huge pay days.

And, according to the Telegraph, the referee of the eagerly-awaited contest will net $10,000 with Kenny Bayless and Tony Weeks both frontrunners.

And, according to the Telegraph, the referee of the eagerly-awaited contest will net $10,000 with Kenny Bayless and Tony Weeks both frontrunners.

Kenny Bayless refereeing Floyd Mayweather's fight against Marcos Maidana in September 2014

Kenny Bayless refereeing Floyd Mayweather’s fight against Marcos Maidana in September 2014

Mayweather recently revealed he is down to within three-and-a-half pounds of the welterweight limit

Mayweather recently revealed he is down to within three-and-a-half pounds of the welterweight limit 

Pacquiao recently unveiled his colourful mouthpiece ahead of his bout on May 2 in Las Vegas

‘I know all of the referees, I know the good ones, I know the great ones,’ he said. ‘I think they all respect me and Manny enough to give us a fair fight. That’s all I’m asking for. Whoever refs the fight, all I’m asking is please, give us a fair fight, and let the best man win, and I think they’ll do that.’

Both men are hard at work in their preparations for the mega fight in Las Vegas in less than three weeks.

Mayweather recently revealed that he was within three pounds of the welterweight limit already, while Pacquiao unveiled his multi-coloured mouthguard for the fight.

Source: Daily Mail

 

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