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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao tickets sell out in less than a minute

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Tickets to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight are a hot item, mostly because everyone desires the coolness associated with being able to say, “I was there.” So it’s no surprise that the tickets for the fight sold out in less than 60 seconds Thursday.

The two sides finally resolved their long-standing ticket issue Wednesday, thanks to the help from a Nevada senator who stepped in and interceded. That allowed the tickets to finally go on sale to the public, less than two weeks before the May 2 fight.

Only 500 tickets were made available to the public — 100 each at five different price levels ($1,500, $2,500, $3,500, $5,000 and $7,500). If you tried to snag tickets, well, good luck to you and let’s hope you had an uber-fast internet connection.

Given the demand for the fight and lack of supply of tickets, it’s no surprise that all the tickets were gone in less than a minute once they were released through TicketMaster’s website. Your best chance of getting a ticket may be through the secondary market, or if you happen to have some sort of hookup within either fighter’s camp. Even if you get tickets through the secondary market, there is no guarantee that delivers after the mess we saw at the Super Bowl.

If you couldn’t get tickets for the fight, we suggest huddling up with a group of friends and splitting the $100 pay-per-view cost. That’s how most will be watching.



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