Boxing fans worldwide have waited years to witness Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in the same ring. With the two fighters set to go head-to-head May 2nd, it took just 60 seconds for tickets to sellout as they went on sale Thursday afternoon.
Despite the bout having been announced in February, the representatives of both sides have had issues with the terms of finalizing the contract for the fight, hence the delay in tickets going on sale, but some say it will be worth the wait.
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, 14,000 tickets were released for public purchase, limited pricing ranging anywhere from $1,500 to $7,500.
Shortly after the sellout, tickets on StubHub could be found for $40,955.25, at the cheapest.
Television viewers have the chance to purchase the fight through pay-per-view for $99. Tickets for a closed-circuit-television viewing of the fight were also expected to go on sale starting at $150.
Some argue the event at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will be the biggest in boxing history and is expected to be the richest ever.
While it took awhile for both camps to settle paper disputes, it certainly hasn’t impacted the desire for fans to attend.
The fight was made official Wednesday after officials from both sides signed an agreement. Mayweather and Pacquiao will reportedly split a $300 million purse.