Las Vegas plays host to an incredible variety and number of sporting events each year, from boxing to MMA, college basketball to the NFL draft. But Vegas is also the ideal place to watch your favorite sporting events in a fun and highly energized atmosphere. If you plan on being in Las Vegas during the first weekend in May of this year, you’ll want to make sure that you create an itinerary that allows you to view as many sporting events as possible.

The following are some of the big sports-related activities or events that will be happening over the first weekend in May:

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao

Saturday May 2 - MGM Grand Garden Arena

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As if May 2nd couldn’t get any more exciting, along comes one of the most talked about boxing matches in history. In fact, the bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is being called the most important boxing match of the last 100 years. The welterweight title is on the line, as is Mayweather’s record. He has boasted a 47-0 record since he started professionally in the sport in 1996 – first knocking out Roberto Apodaca, and then defeating 46 additional foes before officially committing to a fight with Pacquiao.

The Kentucky Derby

the 2015 kentucky derby

 

Saturday May 2nd brings the most exciting two minutes in horse racing to big screens around the world. The Kentucky Derby is one of the elite races in horse racing history and draws incredible crowds and millions of dollars in wagers throughout the races. If you find yourself in Las Vegas on May 2nd you simply have to join one of the viewing parties – and possibly place a bet or two, in order to watch one of the most exhilarating races in history.

Red Sox vs. NY Yankees

Yankees vs. Red Sox at Fenway Park By Vegasjon (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
 

As anyone from the East Coast can tell you, there are few rivalries like the decades-old clash between the Fenway crowd and the Bronx Bombers. On May 2nd at 1:35pm EST, the Boston Red Sox will take on the New York Yankees for a serious American League rivalry game. Regardless of who you are rooting for, you won’t be able to help feeling energized and fired up. Find a great local bar or sports lounge and hang out.

2015 NFL Draft

 

This year marks the 80th meeting of the NFL franchises, all designed to enable individual teams to select players who are eligible for the draft. Big news this year centers on quarterback prospects Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota – both quite different, but equally incredible players who are bound their prospective teams quite happy. The draft runs from April 30th to May 2nd, 2015, and Las Vegas is the ideal venue in which to watch this annual event.

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