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Scalpers Having A Field Day
By NICK GIONGCO
October 2, 2012, 7:58pm

MANILA, Philippines — There appears to be a lot of buzz involving the fourth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez on December 8 that the asking price for a premium $1,200 ticket is being dangled for almost eight times its value online.

Tickets went on sale over the weekend and Top Rank big boss Bob Arum was ecstatic when 13,000 of the 16,800 were devoured on opening day and the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will be filled to capacity by fight night.

A choice seat on Row A sold at $1,200 is being peddled at $9,345, while the lowest-priced seat – pegged at a mere $200 – is being sold at $400.

Other tickets are priced at $900, $600 and $400 and their prices on the internet have more than doubled or tripled owing to the high demand in anticipation of a classic match between the old-time archrivals.

Pacquiao and Marquez have battled each other three times stretching back to their split draw in 2004 and while Pacquiao won the next two bouts in the thinnest of margins, many believe that Marquez should have been awarded the decision.

Mike Koncz, the Canadian adviser of Pacquiao and who joined the two fighters during the whirlwind three-city press tour last month, believes “there won’t be need for a fifth fight.”

“This will be the final chapter,” said Koncz, who saw the eagerness of the two fighters to put an end to their storied rivalry.

Pacquiao has started to do pre-conditioning routines the past few weeks but won’t be reporting to the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood until Oct. 15 since he is busy with his congressional duties and setting the stage for his reelection bid in the May 2013 polls.

Marquez, meanwhile, is already in the thick of his preparation in Mexico City and in neighboring Toluca, where he was spotted employing tactics being used by the fighters of yesteryears.
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Undisputed's Photo Undisputed 03 Oct 2012

And people complain because fans choose not to attend live shows.

Make tickets more accessible and we'll attend.
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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 03 Oct 2012

FWIW, the $400 seats are still available on ticketmaster.
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 johnnyblaze, on 03 October 2012 - 11:48 AM, said:

FWIW, the $400 seats are still available on ticketmaster.

Do people actually pay 9,000 dollars for tickets....isn't it just common sense that if it's sold out, to wait for fight night and by tickets from scalpers there?  Since they still have them the price is usually below face value right?
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 1hitrquitr, on 03 October 2012 - 12:51 PM, said:

Do people actually pay 9,000 dollars for tickets....isn't it just common sense that if it's sold out, to wait for fight night and by tickets from scalpers there?  Since they still have them the price is usually below face value right?
I don't think people actually pay $9000, that's just the asking price.  It's like when people ask crazy prices for court side NBA tickets.  If they get it, they get it.  If not, they'll just go to the event.  Or sell it for less.

If a fight is sold out, the tickets are almost always above face value, especially for a Pac fight.
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 Glax0r, on 03 October 2012 - 08:11 AM, said:



where he was spotted employing tactics being used by the fighters of yesteryears.

What does this mean?
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 linkpeso, on 03 October 2012 - 01:49 PM, said:

What does this mean?
Drinking p1ss and throwing rocks around?
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