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.