The long-anticipated Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao matchup scheduled for May 2 in Las Vegas will see only those who are very rich and very lucky seated at ringside.
The exclusivity of this boxing match is further proven by the fact that only “500 tickets were offered to the public, and they sold in seconds”.
The price of ringside seats is $10,000, while “brokers were trying to re-sell tickets for as much as $344,000 each”, which is pretty pricey even for the uber rich.
Pacquiao himself has paid between $3 million to $4 million for 900 tickets for the members of his entourage.
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, a former boxer and a die-hard boxing fan respectively, would have loved to go, but will have to watch the fight from a distance possibly because they were not exclusive enough guests for what many have dubbed “the fight of the century”.