Thanks to the 24/7 buzz of casinos, Las Vegas literally and figuratively stays lit. Expect that illumination to increase exponentially when Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao step into the ring Saturday night. Ringside seats were selling for upwards of $1 million, meaning the camera cutaways before, during, and after the bout will be star-studded.
Being the money pit that it is, Vegas already lined up musical gigs from the likes of Snoop Dogg, Jay Z, DJ Khaled, and Nicki Minaj. Saying Las Vegas will be a circus this weekend is utterly redundant. It’s rare you’ll see so many A-list talents gathered in one place any time soon, so hit the jump and check out the biggest collection of celbes you’ll see this side of the MGM Grand in Vegas.
1. Jay ZSource:Getty
We’re not betting against ‘Hov to make a b-line from his own headlining gig to take in some of the late rounds.
2. 50 CentSource:Getty
Now that The Money Team is reassembled, expect multiple cutaways to 50 Cent sitting ringside and rooting for the champ.
3. Jamie FoxxSource:Getty
Foxx is singing the National Anthem, so you know he’s been in the arena early.
4. Sean “Puff Daddy” CombsSource:Getty
Diddy has a quarter million riding on “The Money Team.” He might as well drop another one to see the spectacle in person.
5. Will SmithSource:Getty
Because blockbuster movie stars enjoy the action “Big Willie Style.”
6. Dwayne “The Rock” JohnsonSource:Getty
With Tyrese and Ludacris on deck, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is expected to join in and make it a Furious 7 triple-header.
7. Denzel WashingtonSource:Getty
We know Denzel loves the sweet science because he once played boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter.
8. Rick RossSource:Getty
Ross allegedly sent bottles of Belaire Rose to both Mayweather and Pacquiao’s camps. We know he’ll either be ringside or at one of his WingStop franchises.
9. Justin BieberSource:Getty
Will young Biebs walk Floyd out to the ring again?
Luda is also on hand in Vegas. It only makes sense to take in the fight.
Not only is Loso in Vegas performing, but his history with Mayweather’s entourage has been well-chronicled.
12. Big BoiSource:Getty
“General Patton” is performing at Liquid in Las Vegas. He’ll be in close proximity if he wants to cash in on the bets he mentioned via Twitter.
13. Tom BradySource:Getty
When you’re the Super Bowl MVP, why not reserve some ringside seats?
14. Ronda RouseySource:Getty
Game recognizes game. Since Ronda Rousey can throw hands with the best of them, she’s expected to be on deck.
15. Tyrese GibsonSource:Getty
Tyrese loves a good boxing match. Just keep him away from the Heineken lest we have another Dr. Dre episode.