After capturing the world's attention, "The Battle of East and West", the mega-fight between Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao and Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton on May 2nd at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, has officially sold out. For those not as fortunate as the thousands of fans who will be in the arena that night, there is still a chance to experience the action in Las Vegas as closed circuit tickets are still available at Mandalay Bay, Mirage, TI, Monte Carlo, Circus Circus, Luxor and New York-New York..
Article posted on 22.04.2009
"Given that the live gate for this event is sold out, coupled with the sellout of tonight's San Francisco Giants baseball game where Manny is the guest of honor, indicates to me that 'The Battle of East and West' is on track to break all existing pay-per-view records," said Bob Arum, Chairman of Top Rank.
"We're extremely pleased with the way fans have reacted to this event and I'm really not surprised that this fight is sold out," said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. "You've got two of the best fighters in the world in Ricky Hatton and Manny Pacquiao, as well as two of the most exciting fighters, facing each other in their primes. This is going to be a fight to remember."
Tickets for the closed circuit telecast are priced at $50, not including handling fees. All seats are general admission and are now on sale at each individual property's box office outlets or by phone with a major credit card at (866) 799-7711. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.
Pacquiao vs. Hatton - "The Battle of East and West," a 12-round bout for Hatton's IBO and Ring Magazine World Junior Welterweight titles, is promoted by Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions, in association with MP Promotions and Hatton Promotions, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and Southwest Airlines. The championship bout, scheduled for Saturday, May 2, will be produced and distributed by HBO-Pay-Per-View beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
HBO Sports' all-access reality series "PACQUIAO/HATTON 24/7" will premiere episode #3 in HD on Saturday, April 25 at 9:35 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. Episodes #1 & 2 are available on HBO ON DEMAND.
PACQUIAO/HATTON 24/7 – APRIL 25 EPISODE
Episode #3 Debut date: SATURDAY, APRIL 25 (9:35-10:05 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: April 25 (12:30 a.m.), 26 (10:30 a.m., 11:30 p.m.), 27 (7:30 p.m., 12:30 a.m.), 29 (10:00 a.m., midnight) and 30 (10:30 p.m.), and May 1 (9:00 p.m.) and 2 (3:30 p.m.) HBO2 playdates: April 28 (9:30 a.m., 11:30 p.m.), and May 1 (1:30 a.m.) and 2 (11:00 a.m.) HBO On Demand availability begins: April 27
Manny Pacquiao heads to the Bay Area to visit the San Francisco Giants for the Filipino American Heritage celebration and Pacquiao bobblehead night at AT&T Park. From his Las Vegas camp, Ricky Hatton continues his long-distance relationship with family members back in Manchester, England.
The debut of Episode #3 of PACQUIAO/HATTON 24/7 will be followed by “HBO Boxing After Dark: Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Gerry Penalosa and Lamont Peterson vs. Willy Blain.”
On Saturday, May 2 at 9:00 p.m. (ET)/6:00 p.m. (PT), HBO Pay-Per-View presents “Pacquiao vs. Hatton,” live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The executive producers of PACQUIAO/HATTON 24/7 are Ross Greenburg and Rick Bernstein; coordinating producer, Dave Harmon; producers, Scott Boggins and Bentley Weiner; narrator, Liev Schreiber; writer, Aaron Cohen.