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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pacquiao tickets almost sold out

There would only be a little over 2,000 tickets for the November 14 fight between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto that will go on sale starting Wednesday, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum disclosed on Tuesday.

Tickets are priced at $1,000, $750, $500, $300, and $150 and “only 2,100 will be sold to the public,” said Arum from Las Vegas.

The casinos have placed bulk orders and Arum expects a sellout as soon as they become available on line.

This early, internet ticket sellers are dangling tickets for the fight with the low-priced $150 seats selling for as much as $340 (P16,320) and a premium ringside floor seat that retail for $1,000 going for as much as $11,760 (P564,480).

The 17,000-capacity MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will host the Pacquiao-Cotto brawl.

To perk up more interest in the fight, regarded as the biggest bout of the year, Arum will go on a four-city press tour beginning on Sept. 10 at Yankee Stadium in New York with the two fighters in tow. Other stops will be Puerto Rico (Sept. 12), San Francisco (Sept. 13) and Los Angeles (Sept. 14).

After the Los Angeles leg, the 30-year-old Pacquiao said he will return to the Philippines to start the first phase of his eight-week training camp possibly in Baguio City.

Arum said the highly-acclaimed resort city of Cancun in Mexico looks like it as far as the venue of Pacquiao’s training camp is concerned.

In contrast, Cotto is about to start the third week of his light training since the 28-year-old slugger plans to go heavy once his conditioning coach Phil Landman arrives in Puerto Rico this week.

Source: mb.com.ph

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