By: Megan Bias
On Thursday, April 23, tickets to what some may call the boxing match of the century sold out in less than sixty seconds. Boxing fans everywhere have waited many years for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to face each other in the ring. The fight will take place on May 2 in MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
On April 28, the best and only ticket option remaining according to StubHub was a $41,000 ticket. Tickets on the secondary market are listed for as much as $128,705. According to CBS News Showtime Sports general manager Stephen Espinoza, “Everyone involved, including Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, knows this fight simply had to happen. All of us are thrilled to be able to deliver this event to boxing fans around the world.” Mayweather and Pacquiao encountered each other at a Miami Heat home game and exchanged phone numbers during half time. That was the first time that the two boxers met and, according to Fox News, was a big part of getting the boxing match to happen.