[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen Las Vegas hosted the highly anticipated boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and Emmanuel Pacquiao in May, most fans knew that it was going to be an event to remember. The pair didn’t disappoint; the fight became dubbed ‘the fight of the century’ before it even took place. Years in the making, the match took place at the MGM Grand on the strip with the showdown seeing Mayweather not only retaining his top spot but also being named the highest paid athlete in the world for 2015, having earned $300 million.
Within days of the fight being over, reports began to come out that a rematch was already being negotiated between the pair – news that will come as a disappointment to Amir Khan, who was eager to fight the champion next. However, following the match in May, Pacquiao hurt his shoulder, which had to be operated on. As a result, he will require post operative rehab as well as time to train once fully recovered. It has been claimed that the rematch will be one of the first events to take place at the MGM-AEG Arena, which is due to open its doors next year.
Will you be heading to Vegas for the rematch?
If there is indeed a rematch between these two boxing legends, there will undoubtedly be an influx of visitors to Sin City who are eager to see the action up close and personal. If you are planning to head to Vegas to see the rematch then it is well worth enjoying the other delights of the area, from the fabulous gaming to the wonderful entertainment and sights. If you are looking for a range of diverse things to do, a few ideas include:
- Enjoy the thrill of the casinos: With so many wall to wall casino resorts in one place, it would be a sin not to spend some time in these fabulous, sprawling places to try your luck on the tables or the slot machines. Even if you have little casino experience, you can have a little flutter to see if you strike it lucky with beginner’s luck. You can even get a little practice in on the roulette tables and other games with gaming sites such as Uptown Aces before you head to the resort casinos.
- Catch a world class show: Las Vegas is known for its world class shows, with world famous superstars taking to the stages at the various hotels along the Las Vegas strip. Check out who is playing when you visit and take some time out to enjoy an unforgettable show. You can even get cut price tickets by using facilities such as Tix 4 Tonight.
- Visit one of the local attractions: There are plenty of local attractions to visit if you want to enjoy seeing a little more of Las Vegas while you are there for the fight. One popular place is the Neon Museum, which is all about the neon lights and signs that Las Vegas has become so famous for over the years.
With so many things to see and do in Las Vegas, you can add to the excitement of visiting for the rematch by also enjoying the excitement of exploring this fascinating destination.