The final hurdle between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's camps has been cleared. Finally, after first announcing the fight in February, the only thing the two fighters and their camps have left to do is actually put on the May 2 bout. Ticket sales for the fight had been delayed because Mayweather and Pacquiao's representatives were still squabbling over event details within the MGM Grand like music selection, credentials, and hotel allocations.
According to Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, all outstanding issues over the contract with MGM Grand were resolved in a conference call yesterday morning, and a contract was signed before midnight. Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS who helped seal an agreement for the fight in February, reportedly stepped in recently to arbitrate this final contract. With the fight just days away, both camps, including third parties (meaning: rich guys who want their ticket hook-up for themselves and their homies) like Moonves were sweating the distribution of thousands of unsold tickets.
With the contracts now signed, tickets will go on sale today, and will be priced at $10,000, $7,500, $5,000, $3,500, $2,500 and $1,500. None of the $10,000 seats, however, will be available for public purchase (Moonves and the boys need them). If you've got a few racks sitting around, you can buy tickets starting at 3 p.m. today at mgmgrand.com, ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-300. There's a four ticket limit per person, so don't get ahead of yourself.
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[via Yahoo! Sports]