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Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Admission to be charged for weigh-in, donated to charity

In a more or less unprecedented move, there will be tickets on sale to attend the Mayweather-Pacquiao weigh-in, which is reportedly being used as a crowd control measure.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

If you can't get a ticket to the fight, maybe you can get your hands on a ticket to the weigh-in. These weigh-ins are typically free and open to the public, but in anticipation of more than 50,000 individuals expected to flock to the MGM Grand, the NSAC has approved an admission charge for this event. It's not about lining any pockets here though, they are using this as a crowd control measure (fearing an unruly number of people to show up), and all proceeds will be donated to charity.

Floyd Mayweather has selected the Susan B. Komen Foundation as his charity of choice, whereas Pacquiao has chosen the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health as his charity. All revenue from the weigh-in will be evenly split between these two charities.

"We want to make it as safe as possible for the fighters and for everyone who attends," Francisco Aguilar (chairman of NSAC) said. "And if fans know they need a ticket to get in, it might prevent people lining up way earlier or any disagreements as people attempt to get into the arena."

By only allowing those who buy tickets to the weigh-in to attend, they expect that it will be easier to maintain order in the crowd. This seems like both a practical and suitable move for an event of this magnitude. No word yet on what the weigh-in tickets will go for, but since it's all for charity at least people can feel good about it.

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