The much-awaited historic bout witnessed a historic sell-out!
Within 60 seconds, all tickets for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight have been sold out. The bout on MGM Grand at Las Vegas is scheduled on May 2.
MGM Grand’s website and Ticketmaster officially started selling tickets on Thursday night.
After the primary sale, tickets immediately appeared on resale websites like StubHub costing an astronomical $141,000 at the highest range for a $10,000 seat, the Guardian points out.
Only 1,000 tickets were made available to the general public. The remaining 15,500 went to the promoters, sponsors and fighters. This can even go to brokers at higher prices and fetch huge amounts later on via resale due to extraordinary demand.
The $10,000 tickets were said to have been kept out of the public.
Closed circuit tickets for 10 different MGM properties are priced at $150 each with a limit of eight per household. Tickets at the MGM Grand Arena Box office were not available.
The ticket contract was finalized only last week, though the contest was set three months ago in February.
The fight is expected to generate $250 million. Floyd Mayweather, 38, from the USA, and Manny Pacquiao, 36, from the Philippines, are regarded as the two best fighters of this generation. The bout was on the cards for five long years before it was finally ratified.
Mayweather has a stunning win record of 47-0, 26 of which are knock-outs. Pacquiao, on the other hand, has won 57, though he lost five and had two draws.
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