Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Tickets No Cheaper Than $4.5K, High as $180K on StubHub

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterApril 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11:  Floyd Mayweather (L) and Manny Pacquiao face off at the start of their Press Conference promoting their upcoming fight on March 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Tickets to this week's superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are in short supply—and the prices are going crazy.

On StubHub, the cheapest available seats for the MGM Grand on Saturday are now going for $4,500 each, while a pair of ringside seats are on sale for a combined $361,000.

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As CNN explains:

However only around 1,000 were available to the general public, the rest of the estimated 16,500 tickets split between the fighters' camps and the casino as well as promoters and sponsors.

Not long after some were made available on resale websites at a mark up that could only be dreamed about even by the sharpest financial trader.

The prices, promoter Bob Arum says, have gone into the stratosphere because they've crossed a threshold where they're now only affordable for people who aren't worried about the cost:

We've never seen anything like this in boxing, and I don't think in any sporting event.

The 1 percent has so much money, they don't know how to spend it. Whether it's yachts, paintings or tickets to a fight, money means nothing.

With figures like that, there might just be a call for a rematch no matter what the result.


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