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The Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on 2 May is currently a flop at the box office: with just 14 days to go until the first bell, not one ticket has been sold. Well, not sold through an official outlet.
There are, in theory, 16,800 tickets available and, according to spokesmen and women for both camps, the breakdown for ticket distribution is simple and the so-called “complimentary commitments” go something like this: Mayweather and Pacquiao get 30 per cent each and the MGM takes possession of 40 per cent. These they can distribute how they see fit, which is why big-fight tickets end up with ticket brokers, who invariably sell them on at inflated prices. The MGM also has a commitment to their whales, the big spenders with credit lines in excess of $250,000.00 (£167,000), who will be “comped” for their loyalty.
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With less than three weeks left before one of the most expensive fights in history, Floyd Mayweather Jr. spoke out about his history with domestic abuse.
The undefeated fighter sat down with Katie Couric for Yahoo News to talk about his wealth, his personal life and what’s being dubbed as the “fight of the century.”
Mayweather denied the charges brought by his ex-girlfriend, Josie Harris, who accused him in 2010 of beating her in front of their children, the Washington Post reported.
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Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe gave FOX5 an update on what will be the hottest ticket in the world come May 2.
In an interview which will air on FOX5 Sports Plus Sunday night, Ellerbe confirmed tickets to the fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will go on sale this week.
“One hundred percent,” said Ellerbe.
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When Manny Pacquiao truly felt comfortable throwing his right hand as a power punch, it launched a dominant run of victories that propelled him to become boxing’s elite fighter.
Now, in preparation for his May 2 bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, there’s a renewed emphasis on making southpaw Pacquiao’s powerful left hand the story of fight night.
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If Floyd Mayweather Jr. manages to fend off Manny Pacquiao on May 2, he’ll have racked up his 48th consecutive win in his undefeated career. With another fight on his Showtime contract, Mayweather Jr. would then have a shot at extending his undefeated streak to 49. If he succeeded in that endeavor, it would put Mayweather Jr. on equal ground with Rocky Marciano, who retired in 1956 with an unblemished 49-0 record.
But would Mayweather Jr. decide to participate in one more fight in an effort to clear Marciano’s record? According to his father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., there’s a chance.
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