LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
What may be the hottest ticket in Las Vegas right now will go on sale this week.
Two of the world’s greatest boxers, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will meet May 2 in a welterweight showdown at the MGM Grand.
During an interview on FOX5 Sports Plus on Sunday night, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said tickets would go on sale this week, but he would not confirm which day.
When asked how many tickets would be available, Ellerbe only responded, “Quite a few.”
Entry-level tickets to what is being billed as the richest fight in history are reportedly starting at $1,500, and high-end seats will go for $7,500. Sources in the secondary market told FOX5’s Jon Castagnino that floor seats could fetch over $50,000 each.
Ellerbe said the contract between MGM and the promoters regarding details like ticket allotment and hotel rooms for each fighter’s camps have not been finalized.
“We are working through things, and everything will get done in its due course of time,” Ellerbe said.
According to Vegas.com, rooms at the MGM Grand during fight weekend are averaging $1,684 per night.
Mayweather could earn $120 million or more from the fight’s purse, while Pacquiao’s split will likely be about $80 million.
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