How to watch the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight
By Brad Tuttle / Money
Only a few hundred tickets to the “Fight of the Century,” pitting 47-0 Floyd Mayweather versus 57-5-2 Manny Pacquiao this Saturday in Las Vegas, were actually made available for purchase to the general public. They sold out in less than two minutes last week. Anyone hoping to watch the fight in person at the MGM Grand is now at the mercy of ticket brokers and the secondary marketplace, where seats are starting at over $4,000 apiece at sites like StubHub and TiqIQ. Some floor seats for the fight have been listed at asking prices in the low six figures, and as of Monday one bold seller was hoping to get $350,000 apiece for prime-time ringside seats.
The fight is also being shown on closed-circuit TV at 10 MGM Resorts properties in Las Vegas, with an admission cost of $150 per ticket. These tickets are also sold out, however, and now they too are commanding big bucks on the secondary market—upwards of $700 or $800 to catch the fight on TV at the Luxor or Mandalay Bay, for example.