Manny Pacquiao remains a hot draw.
Tickets went on sale Monday for Pacquiao's fight with Shane Mosley on May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In three hours, nearly 16,000 tickets were sold, making it a near-sellout.
"Incredible. Simply incredible," Top Rank CEO Bob Arum said in a statement. "I have never promoted a fight that has sold so many tickets so quickly.
"Manny Pacquiao never ceases to amaze the world with his achievements. The excitement he generated today with the initial ticket sales makes it feel like fight week already."
Is it really shocking, or should we have expected this? Like most subjects related with Pacquiao, it will likely cause plenty of debate. Here are five reasons it is shocking, and five why it isn't: