Wednesday 28 June 2017

Tickets for Pacquiao vs Mayweather reaching €120,000 as demand soars for showdown

Eleven-time, five-division world boxing champion Floyd
Eleven-time, five-division world boxing champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather and eight-division world champion Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao

Simon Rice

The few tickets for Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao made available to the public were predictably snapped up in seconds after they went on sale last night.

Even less surprisingly, they started appearing on ticket exchange websites almost immediately, with some being offered for as much as €120,000.

Just 1,000 tickets were made available for sale to the general public for the May 2 fight, despite the MGM Grand in Las Vegas having a capacity of 16,500. The other 15,500 seats have gone to fighters, sponsors and promoters.

The cheapest ticket for the bout cost $1,500 (€1,380), rising to about $7,500 (€6,900) and went on sale on the MGM Grand's website and Ticketmaster.

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao go head-to-head Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao go head-to-head 

A number of seats for the much anticipated fight now appear on ticket exchange website StubHub, which is owned by Ebay.

The cheapest available is priced at $5,855 (€5,400) which are positioned in the furthest block away from the ring.

The most expensive, priced at $128,705 (€118,500) are floor side seats.

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