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

Simon Rice

Published 24/04/2015 | 10:59

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

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.

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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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