Stars come out for the big fight

Published: Sunday 3rd May 2015 by The News Editor

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British actor Christian Bale is among the celebrity-studded crowd at the boxing fight of the century, as Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao go head-to-head.

Basketball player Michael Jordan, actor Bradley Cooper and singer Justin Bieber are also at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The fight, between an American and a Filipino dubbed the two best fighters of their generation, is expected to gross between 266 and 332 million dollars (£175 and £219 million) with both boxers lined up to earn millions.

The 500 tickets which went on general sale were sold out in under a minute, but many other fans are watching on pay-per-view.

Golfer Rory McIlroy has a ticket for the fight but said he may miss it due to his WGC-Cadillac Match Play game with Paul Casey running on.

He told Sky Sports 4: “There are two tickets, one of which will be used by a good friend of mine, the other we will have to wait and see.”

Football pundit Gary Lineker, who confessed he does not know much about the fight but is backing the American, said he hoped to watch it after filming Match Of The Day.

He tweeted: “Heading south after MOTD and should arrive in time for the fight. I know bugger all, but reckon @FloydMayweather on points.”

Queen’s Park Rangers player Joey Barton told his followers he was relying on caffeine to keep him going for the early-morning fight, and said he is rooting for the Filipino.

“Watching the end of the golf, eyeballs are so heavy. Trying to hang in there for the boxing. Come on Pacman”

Published: Sunday 3rd May 2015 by The News Editor

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