Mayweather-Pacquiao promotion aligns with Kentucky Derby horse
- Updated: April 27, 2015
With the biggest fight in boxing history taking place on the same day as the biggest horse racing event of the year, the Kentucky Derby, the Mayweather-Pacquiao promotion has decided sponsor an actual horse in the race.
Starlight racing’s “Itsaknockout” will be sponsored as he races just hours before Mayweather-Pacquiao.
“The opportunity to sponsor a horse running in the Kentucky Derby appropriately named ‘Itsaknockout’ is a fantastic fit for the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight and the magnitude of the promotion on all levels,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO Mayweather Promotions. “It’s going to be a knockout of a sports weekend with both events the same day and we wish this champion horse well, hoping his name comes true with a victory in the Derby.”
“From Gate to Finish, beginning with the Kentucky Derby and ending with Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, Saturday, May 2 will be the most exciting day in sports,” said Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank. “Itsaknockout may be the horse we are sponsoring but it also describes the historic day fans will be talking about for years to come.”