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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight: With drug test issue eclipsed, ticket prices touch the sky

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight: With drug test issue eclipsed, ticket prices touch the sky

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight: With drug test issue eclipsed, ticket prices touch the sky

No one has any iota of doubt that Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight is going to break many records on May 2. Merely just over a month is left when two biggest and most feared names in the world of boxing will take on each other in the ring.

The two have been shadowboxing for at least six or seven years when the demand for their fight started getting louder and shriller.

There is no denying the fact that in the last six years or so, it was merely for a few months when the demand for the two top boxers taking on each other subsided. And this was due to two shock defeat of Manny Pacquiao, though one of the losses was actually no loss and he was simply denied the belt by judges.

picture courtesy Daily Mail

picture courtesy Daily Mail

Except those uncertain months when many people claimed that Manny Pacquiao was all but finished, the demand for their fight has been very vociferous. But after those two losses, he has risen like a phoenix and has beaten several top boxers in the last more than one year.

The fight is generating so much interest that Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao live gate has been estimated by Promoter Bob Arum to be around $70 million. This is a huge amount and ebats the best thus far by a margin of $50 million. To be true the fight is not just the fight of the decade, it is being nicknamed as the fight of century. People’s interest in this fight can be gauged by the fact that the cheapest ticket will go for around $1,500 while high-end tickets will go for around $7,500. This is an insane amount of money but it is nothing compared to what is expected to come through pay per view and advertisement revenue that will make it look ever bigger.

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