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P450-K seats for MP-Floyd tiff not available to public

The choice seat – which will retail for about $10,000 (P450,000) – for the May 2 super fight starring Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather won’t be available to the general public.

“Those are the floor seats and the public won’t get those,” said Pacquiao adviser Mike Koncz yesterday from Los Angeles.

During last week’s press conference, the promoters announced that the cheapest will sell at $1,500 a pop, while the most expensive will retail at $7,500.

Apparently, there are more expensive tickets than the publicized top-end $7,500.

The public sale has yet to begin although it is estimated that just a few hundreds will be released for the public’s consumption as the casinos, the TV networks (Showtime and HBO) and promoters, Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank, will have their cut of the coveted fight tickets.

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said even Hollywood A-listers and high-profile politicians will have to look elsewhere for tickets.

“I’ve been getting calls for tickets and I could not give them. They all have to buy,” said Arum recently in an interview in Los Angeles.

Koncz said Pacquiao used to buy tickets in bulk so he could accommodate requests of friends from politics and showbiz.

“But not this time as price of the ticket is outrageous,” said Koncz.

To illustrate how pricey the tickets are, the cheapo $1,500 used to be the most expensive in previous Pacquiao fights.

“We used to get as many as we like but not anymore,” added Koncz.