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Mayweather-Pacquiao ticket issue hurting ticket sites

LAS VEGAS -- The boxing match of the century will take place on the Las Vegas Strip in less than two weeks, but there isn't a ticket in sight.

The fight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “The Pac-Man” Pacquiao will be held on May 2 at the MGM Grand Arena.

8 News NOW has learned, the tickets will be plastic and hard to replicate, but ticket vendors say right now, the tangible tickets just don't exist.

Ticket agencies like SeatGeek.com plan to sell seats for the fight ranging from $6,000 for “nose bleed” seats to $50,000 for expensive seats. There will also be a few rows ahead of the $50,000 seats that will be reserved for VIPs and celebrities.

However, officials with SeatGeek.com said without having access to the actual ticket right now; it's able to sell the seats on “confidence” because of its relationship with the boxing promoters. However, Seat Geek says the ticket fiasco has hurt their business.

"As the confusion and uncertainty around the actual printing and original sale of tickets has become prolonged, with less than two weeks until the fight it is an issue,” said Connor Gregoire, SeatGeek.com. “I think buyers have been increasingly hesitant to purchase tickets."

Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach says he's even having trouble with the ticket system for this match.

"I'm waiting for my tickets too," Roach said. "I paid $17,000 to buy tickets for my family, but I haven't seen anything."

8 News NOW reached out to the promoters for both Mayweather and Pacquiao, but neither one has responded to our returned our calls.

The MGM Grand Garden Arena seats 17,000 people, but MGM says it will also sell 50,000 closed circuit seats so fans can watch the match on TV screens from hotels around the Strip.

In the meantime, all of the judges for the boxing match have been picked.


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