10 Things You Can Buy for the Price of a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Ticket

Fightland Blog

By Sarah Kurchak

Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images

Tickets for Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao, the most anticipated boxing match of our generation, finally went on sale and promptly sold out yesterday. All available tickets (which only amounted to 1000, the rest will go to promoters and sponsors) for the May 2 match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, which ranged in price from $1500 to $7500 a piece, were gone in 60 seconds, or the length of approximately 4 Ronda Rousey title fights.

If you weren’t able to score a ticket yesterday—and you’re not willing or able to shell out  for one on the resale market—don’t despair. You can always watch the PPV at home for $89.95 USD or at a bar like the rest of us plebes and save your disposable income for other amusements.

To aid in that quest, we’ve assembled a list of ten other things that will set you back about as much as the cheapest entry fee to the highly anticipated clash of the modern day titans.

10 general admission tickets to a closed circuit Mayweather vs Pacquiao viewing party at any MGM resort property in Las Vegas.

For $1500, you and nine friends can score entry into one of the MGM family’s myriad viewing parties going down at places like The Mirage, The Luxor, Mandalay Bay, The Bellagio, or even the MGM Grand itself. For the price of a higher end ticket, you might even be able to land one of the Vegas’s few remaining hotel rooms for the night.

A mid-range Apple iWatch

Not quite an iWatch Edition. They start at $10 000, about $2500 more than the priciest ticket that went on sale yesterday. But you could treat yourself to a 42mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case with Space Black Stainless Steel Link Bracelet and still have a few hundred left over. Or you could try to find a pair of Google Glass somewhere.

5 autographed boxing gloves

Both fighters sell autographed boxing gloves on their official sites. You could grab 2 gloves signed by Mayweather ($350) and three signed by Pacquiao ($250) for $1450.

A used car

Like a 1995 Chrysler Le Baron GTC, a 1997 Chevrolet Malibu, or a 1992 Ford F-250 Custom.

1515 copies of Manny Pacquiao’s cover of “Sometimes When We Touch” on iTunes

Buy the $0.99 single for yourself, and then send a copy of Pacquiao’s take on the schmaltzy 1977 Dan Hill hit to 1514 of your closest friends as a gift.

A month’s rent

For example, $1500 will get you a month in a small, character-building apartment in a city like New York or Los Angeles. Or a decent house in Las Vegas.

100 combo meals at the Fatburger where Mayweather fought TI

A burger, fries and pop should set you back about fifteen bucks at the Las Vegas Strip location of Fatburger where Mayweather and rapper TI had their infamous altercation last year. You can go there with 99 of your closest friends, or you can buy one for yourself and revisit the scene of the crime 100 separate times.

A dinosaur bone

Seriously. A 36” Hadrosaur Fibula is only $1398 at Dinoland Plus and it comes with a stand.

Half of a boxing glove from the Karl Lagerfeld Louis Vuitton Collection

Remember that fancy and prohibitively expensive boxing collection that fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld designed for Louis Vuitton last year? Well, you still can’t afford it. The whole collection, including heavy bag, gloves, and various boxing-ish accouterments, sold for $175 000. But the gloves on their own sold for $6000, so you could totally buy half of one with your $1500.

5 12” Pewter Rocky Sculpture

A. Thomas Schomberg, the sculptor who made the original Rocky statue and MGM Studios sell 12” Pewter replicas for $287 a pop, so you can get five of them. Or you can buy a 20” limited edition cast bronze sculptures, individually signed and numbered, for the cost of a mid-range ticket.


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