We are exactly two weeks away from the biggest fight in boxing history and tickets still aren’t on sale for the event.
No one truly knows why there’s such a delay in ticket sale but at this point the promoters will have to sell these tickets at the door on May 2nd. It’s already assumed that only 1,000 tickets will be available to the public but every day that slips past seems to make fans and re-sellers more nervous.
Manny Pacquiao’s camp seems to be blaming the delay on Mayweather:
Pacquiao’s manager, Michael Koncz, blamed the Mayweather camp for holding up the ticket sales, saying they have refused to sign a term sheet negotiated months earlier that specified the allotments.
“It’s a real mess right now,” Koncz said. “I can only surmise the motivation is greed and an attempt to manipulate the tickets, otherwise why the holdup? I’m more than a little upset they’re not for sale to the public.”
Bob Arum backed up those comments:
“This is not acceptable,” said Arum, who promotes Pacquiao. “This is a worldwide event that the city of Las Vegas is involved in. It’s one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen.”
It’ll be interesting to see if a ticket announcement comes soon. The time is ticking and two weeks will pass in a blink of the eye.