Boxing fans have waited upward of five years for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to meet in the ring, but it took just 60 seconds for the May 2 fight to sell out.
According to TMZ’s Anthony Dominic, every ticket for the event at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas was sold within the first minute after being made available to the public Thursday:
— Anthony Dominic (@tmzanthony) April 23, 2015
Per ESPN’s Darren Rovell, 14,000 tickets were released for purchase:
Although the contest between Money and Pac-Man has been set since February, it took an inordinate amount of time for tickets to go on sale due to issues between the two camps in terms of finalizing the contract.
According to ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael, Top Rank Promotions owner Bob Arum said he fought tooth and nail to ensure that Pacquiao received a fair deal in the end:
by Mike Chiari