Undefeated Floyd "Money" Mayweather will be taking on the Pilipino legend Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao. Only one will emerge as the winner and with Floyd and Manny both nearing the ends of their career it could also be either one of their last fights. This fight is going to be the most profitable fight that has ever taken place. The press conference had over 250 media outlets and a red carpet. To say that this fight is highly anticipated is an understatement. So of course, Beezy being the boxing fan that he is we've watched and followed the fight news closely.
The ticket that money can't even buy. It's a little over two weeks until the fight and the tickets have not went on sale to the public. The is unheard of in the boxing world. Usually the tickets would have went on sale shortly after announcing the fight to the public. People from around the world are awaiting the tickets hitting the market. Celebrities have been begging to spend up to $100,000.00 a ticket. High rollers, heads of state, boxing legends they all want tickets and there is only so many seats in the MGM building. Naturally, only a small amount of tickets will be going on sale to the public. The prices are said to be starting at $1500.00 a ticket (probably the nose bleed section). People are waiting with money in hand and they can't be bought. MGM is holding the tickets and haven't released them. They are also advising that there may be many copycat tickets so beware of who and where you buy them from.
Then there's the matter of the weigh in. The weigh in takes place at the venue the day before the fight. This event has always been free to the public. You get in line, wait for the doors to open and they fill up the venue and then shut the doors. Not this time.... for the first time ever the Las Vegas Boxing Commission is allowing them to charge $10.00 (which will go to charity) for each ticket. They are worried about the line and the crowds (since for lesser hyped fights crowds sleep around the hotel in line waiting to get inside). Those tickets haven't went on sale either.
So everyone is waiting. Their holding their cash in hand waiting for them to drop online for sale. MGM is charging $150.00 a person to even watch the fight on closed circuit in the hotel. It's one of the most expensive PPV fights of all history. So we wait.. just like everyone else to see when and where. It's like we are all in the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and we are searching the chocolate bars for a golden ticket. Who will the lucky winners be and where will the next golden ticket strike?