Mayweather-Pacquiao: £94,000 asking price for tickets

Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao
Mayweather-Pacquiao is one of the most anticipated fights of all time

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's fight sold out within minutes and tickets immediately appeared on websites for as much as £94,000 ($141,000).

Only 1,000 tickets were made available to the public for the fight on 2 May at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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The remaining 15,500 seats will go to fighters, sponsors and promoters.

The cheapest ticket for the bout cost £1,000 ($1,500), rising to about £5,000 ($7,500).

Tickets for the fighters' weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena go on sale on Friday from 20:00 BST - with all funds raised going to charity.

"The weigh-in is always the grand finale of fight week activities," said Mayweather's promoter Leonard Ellerbe.

"And with the massive interest in this fight, the number of fans looking to attend the official weigh-in is going to be something we've never seen before".

The contest between the two has been set since February, but a ticket contract was only finalised this week.

Ticketmaster website
Ticketmaster's website stated no tickets were available only minutes after they went on sale

Fight tickets officially went on sale on Thursday at 20:00 BST on the MGM Grand's website and Ticketmaster.

But within minutes they appeared on sites such as StubHub - an online marketplace owned by eBay - with the cheapest priced at £3,511 ($5,270).

American Mayweather, 38, and Filipino Pacquiao, 36, are considered two of the best fighters of their generation and the bout, which has been in the pipeline for five years, is set to generate £162m ($250m).

Mayweather has won all 47 of his fights, 26 by knockout, while Pacquiao has a record of 57 wins, five losses and two draws.

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