Forget Mayweather v Pacquiao - this fight was really all about the celebrities 6 years ago

Forget Mayweather v Pacquiao - this fight was really all about the celebrities

The frankly ludicrous price of tickets along with the hype and anticipation of this fight meant that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's bout was always going to be a fairly unedifying celeb fest.

And sure enough, all across Hollywood, A-listers stopped whatever vague eastern philosophy they now live their lives by and jetted out to vegas to watch two men with a combined age of 73 punch each other in the face for 36 minutes.

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Here's who made the trip ...

Jay-Z and Beyonce were there.
But this wasn't all about them. Definitely not.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Justin Bieber was there, obvs.
And being such a huge, huge fight fan (he also likes boxing) he needed some one-on-one time with Mayweather in the locker room before the fight.

Jake Gyllenhaal wasn't going to miss this one.
And was determined to look as moody as possible

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02:  Director Antoine Fuqua and actor Jake Gyllenhaal attend the SHOWTIME And HBO VIP Pre-Fight Party for "Mayweather VS Pacquiao" at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for SHOWTIME)

Paris Hilton was there, reminding everyone that had the fight taken place several years ago like it should have she would have she would have had a lot more currency as a celebrity (and probably would have been sitting a lot closer to the ring).

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02:  Paris Hilton attends the welterweight unification championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

 

Robert De Niro was there too. But he's allowed because of Raging Bull.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02:  Robert De Niro attends the welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The same rules apply for Clint Eastwood.

attends the SHOWTIME VIP Post-Fight Dinner for "Mayweather VS Pacquiao" at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

While Andre Agassi used his 'born and raised in Las Vegas' card to get him and Steffi Graf some ringside beauties.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02:  Andre Agassi and wife Steffi Graf watches the Leo Santa Cruz against Jose Cayetano featherweight bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton managed to get his hat in without a ticket.

Denzel Washington was there, dressed as he would have been had he been at one of the great fights of the late 1970s.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02:  Actor Denzel Washington sits ringside At "Mayweather VS Pacquiao" presented by SHOWTIME PPV And HBO PPV at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for SHOWTIME)

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And it wouldn't be a major sporting event without Nicky Minaj's presence.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02:  Singer Nicki Minaj walks ringside At "Mayweather VS Pacquiao" presented by SHOWTIME PPV And HBO PPV at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for SHOWTIME)

Donald Trump was there. And so was his hair.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02:  Donald Trump (L) and model Melania Trump pose ringside At "Mayweather VS Pacquiao" presented by SHOWTIME PPV And HBO PPV at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for SHOWTIME)