Tickets will go on sale after an agreement on allocation was reached for the May 2 fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
In what Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, dubbed the “fight of the century,” disagreements have hampered the release of the tickets because of questions over how many tickets would be allocated to each fighter for the highly-anticipated Las Vegas event.
“There was a craze for tickets and under our agreement with Mayweather Promotions, we felt we were being deprived of our fair share of the tickets (from) the standpoint of number and location,” Arum told CNN.
“It was very, very important to my fighter Manny Pacquiao, to the Philippines people… Manny has friends and family like you can’t believe — that will be in account for 800 or 900 tickets themselves.”
The cheapest tickets for the bout are priced at $1,500 but demand for the fight is such that some seats could fetch as much as $11,000 on the secondary market.