Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Freakonomics

A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything To Do With Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Part 1

Professional Since

Mayweather 1996-10-11 (which is 6,770 days or 584,928,000 seconds or 9,748,800 minutes or 162,480 hours)

Pacquiao 1995-01-22 (which is 7,398 days or 639,187,200 seconds or 10,653,120 minutes or 177,552 hours)

Countries Fought In

Mayweather 1 (USA)

Pacquiao 5 (USA, Philippines, Japan, Thailand & Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China)

Boxrec P4P Ranking

Mayweather 1 (1,762 points. Career high of 1,903 points)

Pacquiao 3 (1,222 points. Career high of 1,518 points)

Place of Birth

Mayweather Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Pacquiao Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines

Distance between Grand Rapids & Kibawe = 8,459.4 miles (as the crow flies)

Per Capita GDP of Nation

Mayweather – USA: $53,041.98

Pacquiao – Philippines: $2,765.08

Career Earnings To Date

Mayweather $380,200,000.00

Pacquiao $305,000,000.00

Career Earnings as a Factor of Nation’s GDP

Mayweather 7,167.9

Pacquiao 110,304.2

Odds to Win

Mayweather 8/15

Pacquiao 21/10

Draw 20/1

Will the Fight Go The Distance?

Yes 1/3

No 5/2

Twitter Followers

Mayweather 5,780,000

Pacquiao 1,810,000

Facebook Fan Page Likes

Mayweather 9,500,000

Pacquiao 6,400,000

Amateur Record

Mayweather 84–6

Pacquiao 60-4

Rounds Boxed

Mayweather 363 (7.7 rounds per bout)

Pacquiao 407 (6.4 rounds per bout)

Fights Scheduled for 12 Rounds

Mayweather 29

Pacquiao 40

Reach

Mayweather 72 inches

Pacquiao 67 inches

Opponents in Common

Miguel Cotto; Shane Mosley; Juan Manuel Marquez; Ricky Hatton; Oscar De La Hoya

Sugar Ray Robinson Awards

Mayweather 2 (2007 & 2013)

Pacquiao 3 (2006, 2008 & 2009)

Ring magazine Fighter of the Year

Mayweather 2 (1998 & 2007)

Pacquiao 3 (2006, 2008 & 2009)

Date of Most Google Searches for Name

Mayweather September of 2013

Pacquiao December of 2012

Number of Google Search Results Returned for Name Search

Mayweather 41,800,000

Pacquiao 37,900,000

Punches Thrown & Landed in Last Bout

Mayweather 326 – landing 166.

Pacquiao 669 – landing 229.

Most Punches Landed in Any Round in Last Fight

Mayweather – 21 in Round 3.

Pacquiao – 45 in Round 9.

Career PPV Buys

Mayweather 14,580,000 buys

Pacquiao 13,780,000 buys