Monday, June 13, 2011

Expensive tickets for Pacquiao vs Marquez 3 fight

Pacquiao vs Marquez 3
Boxing fans can't wait to see again Manny Pacquiao in action once again against Juan Manuel Marquez this coming November 12. Tickets to the rubber match won’t be available until the first week of August but Arum said the priciest will retail at $1,200, while the cheapest will be sold at around $200. The 17,000-seat MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas will host the World Boxing Organization welterweight title fight.

The $1,200 ringside seat will be the second most expensive for a Pacquiao headliner. When Pacquiao fought the legendary Oscar De La Hoya in December 2008 also at the MGM Grand, the price of a ringsise seat was $1,500. When Pacquiao faced Shane Mosley last month, a ringside ticket sold at $1,000 and Arum remains optimistic the extra $200 will not matter since Marquez should put on a gutsier stand against Pacquiao.

Arum expects a sellout and make a killing in the pay-per-view owing to the bad blood that exist between Pacquiao and Marquez, who share a storied but controversial past. Pacquiao and Marquez, then featherweights (126 lbs) battled to a draw in May 2004 but Pacquiao escaped with a split decision when they fought again in March 2008 as super-featherweights (130 lbs).

This November, they’ll fight at a catchweight of 144 lbs and a key and very vocal personality believes Pacquiao will handily beat Marquez in the third encounter.

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