Tickets to Mayweather-Pacquiao Will Be Very Expensive and Hard to Come By

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 23, 2015

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As fans probably expected, tickets to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao showdown at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2 will be incredibly expensive. That's if you can find them.

This will arguably be the most anticipated fight in boxing history. There will be a lot of demand for tickets, but it's not likely many will be released to the public. 

ESPN.com's Dan Rafael believes that as few as 1,000 tickets could be made available to the public. The cheapest tickets are expected to be sold for $1,000. If the MGM Grand sold out in 15 minutes after the fight was officially announced, think about how quickly tickets to the fight would be snatched up if they were released to the public.

ESPN Radio 1100 host Scott Spreitzer tweeted some interesting nuggets about ringside seats:

Whoa.

According to Rafael, there has not been a price set for the pay-per-view, which will be a joint effort by HBO and Showtime. However, he expects the pay-per-view to be about $89.95.

This is a fight that every boxing fan wants to see. For those who have said for years that they would "pay to see it," it's certainly not going to be a cheap night—even if you watch it from home.

[Twitter, h/t Darren Rovell]