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Mayweather-Pacquiao seats selling for up to £13,600

ESPN staff
February 23, 2015
Mayweather, Pacquiao to fight May 2nd

Tickets for Floyd Mayweather's mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao are not yet officially on sale, but re-sale websites are already listing them for up to $21,000 (£13,600).

Mayweather announced last Friday that he would fight Pacquiao at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2 in a match-up that has been a decade and a half in the making.

The fight is expected to be the richest in history, with estimates suggesting the event could gross as much as $400 million (£260m).

Seats in the 16,800-capacity arena are likely to be hard to come by, with the Times reporting tickets might not even go on sale to the general public. Other suggestions hint at tickets being made available with a minimum face value of $3,500 (£2,300).

While the fight is still over two months away, re-sale sites, such as ticketnetwork.com, are already listing tickets for the highly-anticipated evening. That site is offering seats in the Arena's upper-tier for $4,095 (£2,660), while a ringside seat with a hotel room thrown in will set fans back $22,864 (£14,900).

Those whose pockets are not quite deep enough to afford a seat in the Arena will be forced to shell out up to $89.95 (£58) to watch on television - and probably $10 (£6.50) more for HD - under a joint-broadcast deal from American networks Showtime and HBO.

Mayweather is signed to a deal with Showtime, while Pacquiao is contracted to HBO, and negotiations between the two broadcasters formed one of the sticking points in the brutal negotiations.

The networks, however, have agreed to co-produce and distribute a joint pay-per-view telecast for the fight, which is expected to soar past the previous record for a pay-per-view bout - the $150m (£97m) spent on Floyd Mayweather's 2013 clash with Saul Alvarez.

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