Pacquiao-Mosley Almost Sold Out

BY The Sweet Science ON January 31, 2011
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BOX OFFICE STAMPEDE!

PACQUIAO vs. MOSLEY SELLS

16,000 SEATS IN FIRST THREE HOURS!

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (January 31, 2011) – Pacman Fever hit MGM Grand this morning with one of the biggest ticket runs in Las Vegas boxing history.  Between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. PT, 16,000 tickets were sold to the Manny Pacquiao vs. Sugar Shane Mosley world welterweight championship.  Barely 1,000 seats remain for Pacquiao’s return to the Fight Capital of the World, where he hasn’t fought since 2009.

“Incredible.  Simply incredible,” exclaimed Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum when he heard the news today.  “I have never promoted a fight that has sold so many tickets so quickly.  Manny Pacquiao never ceases to amaze the world with his achievements.  The excitement he generated today with the initial ticket sales makes it feel like fight week already!”

Boxing’s No. 1 pound-for-pound box office attraction and the Fighter of the Decade, Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani province in the Philippines, defends his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against three-division world champion and future Hall of Famer Mosley (46-6-1, 39 KOs),of Pomona, Calif.  Pacquiao vs. Mosley erupts on Saturday, May 7 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions and MGM Grand, remaining tickets to Pacquiao vs. Mosley, priced at $1,000, $750, and $300, can be purchased through Ticketmaster.  To charge by phone, with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000.  Tickets are also available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket sales at $1,000, $750, and $300 are limited to 10 per person.

Pacquiao vs. Mosley will be produced and distributed Live on SHOWTIME PPV®, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. For Pacquiao vs. Mosley fight week updates, log on to www.sports.SHO.com or www.toprank.com

Comment on this article

Isaiah says:

Yeah, you read that right Flomos! That's 16,000 seats sold in 3 hours for a mismatch! Is it because Sugar Shane Mosley is an American NAME fighter that may still be able to fight a little bit? That could be a little bit of it. Here's the bulk of it though. Manny Pacquiao is the face of boxing, the only fighter guaranteed to crack a million pay per view buys in every fight (you know the Joshua Clottey fight didn't have a 24/7 buildup) and that's just all there is to it! Think about it. Manny's fighting the best possible opponent that may still put up a fight for as long as it lasts, has a good clash of styles against Manny and that the American people know about. Combine that with this fight being promoted on CBS and I have a feeling that it'll sell very well. After all, say what you want, but Andre Berto seems content to feed on 140 pounders, Tim Bradley was busy looking average against Alexander and who wants to see Juan Manuel Marquez at welterweight again? Not me. Who was Manny supposed to face, MIDDLEWEIGHT champion Sergio Martinez? Some say that. Some people really have to go a long way to try to find a potential loss for Manny, but whatever helps them sleep at night. Nope, sorry guys. There's only ONE guy that can fight at 147 who could POSSIBLY beat Manny and I'll give you a hint... he's on vacation... for the rest of his life that is! LOL! Safe to say, for a time to come yet, we'll be going through the Manny circus as he keeps putting to shame every other fighter worth mentioning around himself and then retires. Oh well, at least Manny may make ANYONE that could fight him a mismatch, but at least it's fun. LOL!

Radam G says:

All you BIG BALLERS and SHOT CALLERS, you know that you can always buy your tickets for a small trumped-up prize from the ever-faithful scalpers -- I mean resale entrepreneurs. Large tips will also be expected -- I mean appreciated, lmfao! Holla!

FighterforJC says:

I've been against this fight from the beginning. Mosley is too big a risk for such little reward. Unless Pacquiao beats him spectacularly as in stopping him, Pacquiao wouldn't (and shouldn't) get any credit. Still, come fight week and every boxing fan including myself willbe more excited than ever for this fight. The odds will tip a little in Mosley's favor and you'll hear more than a few so-called boxing experts picking Mosley to beat Pacquiao.

Radam G says:

Wow! FJC! Please clue or glue - take your choice - me in. "Mosley is too big a risk for such little reward." C'mom, my man! Da Manny will make upwards of $50mil for being the first pugilist to bring pro boxing back to network television and for being the first to bust up and beat up da Sugarman and make him quit. [The Sugarman brings a BIG PRIZE -- MOOLA -- in this prizefight. I'll slap my momma for dat take -- or is it type -- of moola. Of course, she'd kick my arse, then tell me sorry and how much she loves me, then she'll go adding to her stash and shoppin' like a mutha.] I hear all this jive about triange of the great Sugarmen -- Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Leonard and Sugar Shane Mosley, according to his trainer, tricky master genie Naazim Richardson. The first two Sugarmen tasted the canvas by TKO. This third one will be lucky, not to taste the canvas by KO. Boxing is very remindful of religions. In them, wackos, jackos and locos and conmen and whomever are always talkin' sbout da world is going END on such-and-such DAY! WHAT DA DOUBLE FUDGE! In boxing, somebodeee always talkin' about the next long-in-da tooth boxer, or large bum or part-time fighter who is SURE to beat Da Manny.

OMFG! GOSH! GOSH! GOSH! How many times have you seen fighters go to Sugar Shane's torso? That is what I thought -- NONE! Da Manny is going take the heart away from SSM with the very first shot to da gut, and dat will be da end of the Sugarman's butt. He will try to fight to last the distance, but for Da Manny, he'll not be must resistance. Sugar Shane says that he can hit Manny and Manny will fight him back. In Chinese, we have a saying, "Watch what you wish for, you may just get it." I predict LOUDLY and PROUDLY that SSM will be able to hit Da Manny as much as Big Money O [Oscar De la Hoya] and Ricky Hatton did -- barely ever.

The talkin' heads and key board tapping fingers can do what they do. But SSM will still get beaten black and blue, and KO'd too. He hasn't ever been hurt in the pros or KO'd, but nothing lasts forever. Believing in reality and in Da Manny, some people will never. In these "Winds of Change," Da Manny is gonna blow the Sugarman away in seven rounds or less. Oh, YUP! Sugar Shane will suffer his seventh lost on May 7, and his first lost stoppage. You heard it here, FIRST. Whaddup Donputo 69? Holla back! Holla!

Radam G says:

Wow! FJC! Please clue or glue - take your choice - me in. "Mosley is too big a risk for such little reward." C'mom, my man! Da Manny will make upwards of $50mil for being the first pugilist to bring pro boxing back to network television and for being the first to bust up and beat up da Sugarman and make him quit. [The Sugarman brings a BIG PRIZE -- MOOLA -- in this prizefight. I'll slap my momma for dat take -- or is it type -- of moola. Of course, she'd kick my arse, then tell me sorry and how much she loves me, then she'll go adding to her stash and shoppin' like a mutha.] I hear all this jive about triange of the great Sugarmen -- Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Leonard and Sugar Shane Mosley, according to his trainer, tricky master genie Naazim Richardson. The first two Sugarmen tasted the canvas by TKO. This third one will be lucky, not to taste the canvas by KO. Boxing is very remindful of religions. In them, wackos, jackos and locos and conmen and whomever are always talkin' sbout da world is going END on such-and-such DAY! WHAT DA DOUBLE FUDGE! In boxing, somebodeee always talkin' about the next long-in-da tooth boxer, or large bum or part-time fighter who is SURE to beat Da Manny.

OMFG! GOSH! GOSH! GOSH! How many times have you seen fighters go to Sugar Shane's torso? That is what I thought -- NONE! Da Manny is going take the heart away from SSM with the very first shot to da gut, and dat will be da end of the Sugarman's butt. He will try to fight to last the distance, but for Da Manny, he'll not be must resistance. Sugar Shane says that he can hit Manny and Manny will fight him back. In Chinese, we have a saying, "Watch what you wish for, you may just get it." I predict LOUDLY and PROUDLY that SSM will be able to hit Da Manny as much as Big Money O [Oscar De la Hoya] and Ricky Hatton did -- barely ever.

The talkin' heads and key board tapping fingers can do what they do. But SSM will still get beaten black and blue, and KO'd too. He hasn't ever been hurt in the pros or KO'd, but nothing lasts forever. Believing in reality and in Da Manny, some people will never. In these "Winds of Change," Da Manny is gonna blow the Sugarman away in seven rounds or less. Oh, YUP! Sugar Shane will suffer his seventh lost on May 7, and his first lost stoppage. You heard it here, FIRST. Whaddup Donputo 69? Holla back! Holla!

Editor Mike says:

Shane has less left defensively than Margarito. Bank on a stoppage, earlier than the De La Hoya stoppage.

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