Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are getting ready to rumble for their blockbuster fight in Las Vegas on May 2. Despite all the hooplah surrounding the highly anticipated bout, a deal has finally been struck to put tickets on sale. After trying to finesse fight night details including ticket shares and hotel rooms, both camps came to an agreement on a site contract for the MGM Resorts in Las Vegas, where the “Fight of the Century” is set to take place.
“There was a craze for tickets and under our agreement with Mayweather Promotions, we felt we were being deprived of our fair share of the tickets (from) the standpoint of number and location,” Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum Arum told CNN.
“It was very, very important to my fighter Manny Pacquiao, to the Philippines people…,” Arum continued. “Manny has friends and family like you can’t believe — that will be in account for 800 or 900 tickets themselves.”
Pacman made it clear just how significant the fight would be after stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to consult Dr. Phil. When asked why he’s taking on the Money Team captain, Pacquiao joked, “Yeah, because I am being paid millions of millions of millions of millions of dollars.” Dr. Phil’s response: “Well, in that case, just go beat the shit out of him.”
For those interested in seeing an expensive ass-whupping, tickets for “in-arena and closed-circuit viewing” will be made available today (April 23), according to a press release issued late Wednesday night. Expect to shell out at least $1,500 for the cheapest tickets (there are also $10,000, $7,500, $5,000, $3,500 and $2,500 seats, though the most expensive tickets won’t be available to the public). Tickets will hit mgmgrand.com and ticketmaster.com at 3pm ET/12pm PT today. You can also call 800-745-300 to cop.