Tickets to the Mayweather VS Pacquiao Fight Go Crazy

3:28 AM EST 2/28/2015 by Kara Michelle, Celebeat Reporter

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Fans of the greatest boxing fighters of this generation are clamoring for tickets to the upcoming fight on May 2 in Las Vegas.

The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao has created an intense demand to see the latest "fight of the century" and is producing historical pricing levels for those that want to secure tickets.

According to Forbes, tickets have not gone on sale to the public yet, but they are expected to start at $1,000 with ringside seats fetching a face value of $5,000. This will result in a total gate of around $40 million for the 16,800-seat MGM Grand Garden Arena. It would double the previous biggest gate in boxing history, which was $20 million for the Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez fight billed as "The One" in September 2013.

Celebrities like Jack Nicholson, 50 Cent, Will Smith and Leo DiCaprio are used to getting complimentary tickets when they attend a big fight, but Bob Arum who runs Top Rank, which is co-promoting Mayweather-Pacquiao, says not this time. "Nobody is going to get these tickets without paying for them," Arum told ESPN 1100 in Las Vegas Monday. When he gets a celebrity call, Arum says he is routing them to the MGM which has the biggest block of tickets.

Mayweather and Pacquiao both have massive followings and there are plenty of others, celebrities and the non-famous, who will view the fight as a bucket list event, cost be damned. It is going to be one pricey ticket for those that want to get in the MGM Grand on May 2.

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