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Mayweather-Pacquiao: Want a ticket? It’s N28m. Oh sorry! Sold out



Tickets for the highly-anticipated bout between Manny Pacquio and Floyd Mayweather Jr. were sold out just seconds after they were sold online. Dubbed as ‘The Fight of the Century’, fight fans and wholesalers waited overnight before Ticketmaster opened sale On Thursday 12 p.m., US time.

Prices ranged from $1,500-$10,000. Ticket brokers are now selling the tickets ten times more than their original value, with ringside seats selling as high as $141,000 or N28million.

Only 1,000 tickets were made available to the public for the fight on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The remaining 15,500 seats will go to fighters, sponsors and promoters.

The cheapest ticket for the bout cost $1,500, rising to about $7,500. BBC reports that tickets for the fighters’ weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena go on sale on Friday from 20:00 BST – with all funds raised going to charity.

“The weigh-in is always the grand finale of fight week activities,” said Mayweather’s promoter Leonard Ellerbe.

“And with the massive interest in this fight, the number of fans looking to attend the official weigh-in is going to be something we’ve never seen before”.

The contest between the two has been set since February, but a ticket contract was only finalised this week. Ticketmaster’s website stated no tickets were available only minutes after they officially went on sale on Thursday.

American Mayweather, 38, and Filipino Pacquiao, 36, are considered two of the best fighters of their generation and the bout, which has been in the pipeline for five years, is set to generate $250m.

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  1. Apachee zooma

    April 24, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Abeg, is this how easy it is to make money? Spend N28m and watch people beat up themselves? God dey.

  2. Swagtyt

    April 24, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    this is crazy shit

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