Mayweather Ahead of his $300m Mega-fight Saturday

first_imgIt may not be from rags to riches like Manny Pacquiao, but Floyd Mayweather was not always the brash, flash, world-renowned boxer he is today. This Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the two titans will sort things out.The unbeaten pound-for-pound king is preparing for his 48th fight, which sees him face a warrior who beat Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, Chris Algieri, and Juan Manuel Marquez (twice).Mayweather, a man who brags about his wealth on social media frequently, had to work for his bulging bank balance. As these photographs of the Money Man posing in front of a white sheet background in the nineties show, there was a time when his shorts weren’t quite worth £1.5million.Pacquiao’s story goes from being born into poverty in the Philippines on December 17, 1978, to the grandest stage of them all at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2 for a half-billion-dollar fight. Mayweather went about it a different way. He was born in Michigan on February 24, 1977 – into a family of boxers – and his career was never going to go any other way. The fight by numbers$300m – The estimated purse split 60 per cent for Mayweather and 40 per cent to Pacquiao$321.43 – The amount Mayweather’s personal chef spent on junk food weeks before the fight2-1 – The best odds available on Pacquiao to win the fight; Mayweather is 6/11 $2 – The amount Pacquiao was paid per fight when he was growing up in the Philippines$250,000 – The amount wagered between rapper Diddy and actor Mark Wahlberg on the fight$600m – Mayweather’s career earnings after his fight against PacquiaoShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Province commits up to $100,000 a year for urban deer management

first_imgIn response to two recommendations made by the Union of BC Municipalities, the BC government has committed to creating a so-called ‘Provincial Urban Deer Advisory Committee’ as well as spending up to $100,000 for future urban deer management operations.Those recommendations called for the Province to provide funding to address urban deer management issues and tools.According to a factsheet provided, urban deer have ‘become a safety concern due to the growing number of conflicts between people and pets, increases in deer-related automobile collisions and the tendency of urban deer to attract predators such as cougars.’- Advertisement -An initial meeting with the Province to address urban deer management took place with a workshop this past January.That workshop set up the foundation for increased awareness and understanding of policy, legislation, regulation and best practices in managing deer that wander into city limits.Details on how the funding will be made available are to be worked out as the advisory committee is formed.Advertisementlast_img read more