The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao has sold out in less than a minute, with tickets immediately making their way onto resale sites for up to £47,000.

Only 1,000 tickets were made available to fans for the highly-anticipated clash at the MGM-Grand in Las Vegas on 2 May, a match being billed as the “fight of the century”.

The remainder of the seats for the 16,500-capacity venue will be made available to the media, sponsors and promoters.

An impasse between the promoters meant the contract between the two fighters was only signed on Wednesday, leading to the delay in issuing tickets.

But there was never any doubt the event, between two of the greatest fighters in boxing history, would prove immensely popular with the public.

It only remains to be seen just how much fight fans will be prepared to pay for a ticket on resale sites, with early indications showing they are being offered for up to $70,000 (£47,000) each… see more

source: skynews