Today is the day. Later tonight, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will square off in what is deemed as the "Fight of the Decade." Some are even calling it the biggest fight in the history of boxing. If you're going by just the purse of the fight, which some anticipate could reach $300 million, then this will indeed be the biggest fight of all time.
Here in Monaco, the PokerNews team is currently covering the biggest event on the European Poker Tour schedule. This season's EPT Grand Final will boast an all-time high of 78 events on the schedule, highlighted by the €100,000 Super High Roller, the €50,000 Super High Roller, the €25,500 High Roller, and the €10,600 Main Event. But even despite all of the massive high-stakes poker action on offer, some players are still very much interested in the Mayweather-Pacquiao duel that will go down in the bright lights of Las Vegas on May 2.
Two of those interested are Phil Ivey and JC Alvarado, both fans of boxing and fight betting. Ivey even founded All-In Entertainment, which is a "boxing and entertainment firm representing sports and media interests, the promotion of worldwide entertainment events and orchestrating boxing events" alongside Jeff Fried and Monta Ellis.
While the two were playing the €100,000 Super High Roller in Monte Carlo, PokerNews' Remko Rinkema caught with both of them to get their views on the spectacle that will take place and who will win, Mayweather or Pacquiao. Check out the two interviews below:
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