Dispute Resolved Over Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Tickets

CBS Detroit

TIM DAHLBERG, AP Boxing Writer

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tickets to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight will finally go on sale Thursday to the public, little more than a week before the bout.

Don’t expect to snag one at a starting retail price of $1,500, though. There will only be some 500 tickets sold to the general public for boxing’s richest fight ever, beginning at 3 p.m. EDT.

The ticket sale — announced Wednesday night — comes after the rival camps settled final details on the fight contract and how tickets would be allotted.

A conference call earlier in the day between the rival camps — with CBS head honcho Les Moonves serving as a mediator — resolved the dispute over millions of dollars in tickets, said Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum. The battle held up the sale of the 500 tickets to the general public and the release of…

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