LAS VEGAS, NV - It's being called the 'Fight of the Century,' but the May 2 welterweight bout between Floyd 'Money' Mayweather and Manny 'Pac-man' Pacquiao nearly suffered a TKO before they even stepped foot in the ring.
The two camps were fighting over ticket distribution, and with just days to go until the highly anticipated fight, they had not signed a contract, and tickets had not gone on sale.
But the powers that be were not going to let this mega money-maker fall by the wayside. A deal was reached on Wednesday, and tickets finally went on sale, and were gone in 60 seconds!
Don't feel too bad, though, because there was no way in hell you were getting at ticket. The MGM Grand only made 500 tickets available to the public, starting at the low, low price of $1,500 a pop.
The prices for the rest of the seats will knock your block off, unless you're the Monopoly guy. Floor and ringside seats were as high as $50,000, with a required $250,000 line of credit with the casino. Your best bet at watching the fight in Vegas is a closed circuit viewing, which is $150.
Let's be honest,though. Most of us will be watching on Pay-Per-View, which will still cost you a Ben Franklin. When it's all said and done, the two boxers will be swimming in Benjamins; they're expected to split $300 million.