Pacquiao-Clottey fight tickets sold out on first day

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 Source: cubagee-radio b.a.r sports desk

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Pacquiao-Clottey fight tickets sold out on first day. Promoters could be forced to print more to meet very high demand. They're selling like hotcakes and Manny Pacquiao hasn't placed his orders yet.

Tickets to the March 13 fight between the Filipino pound-for-pound champion and challenger Josh Clottey have sold out, and with still 50 days left before the big day, promoters might be forced to have a few thousand more printed.

According to reports , more than 20,000 tickets were sold in the first three hours of sales on Saturday. Because of the size of the venue, tickets prices were reduced by more than half of what they used to be for Pacquiao fights.

The Dallas Cowboys Stadium, a $1.3 billion (Dh4.7 billion) wonder, can seat more than 100,000 fans for a football game. But for this fight, the men behind the fight have decided to block off the outer sections and limit the capacity to around 40,000.

Meanwhile ,Challenger Joshua Clottey announced today he will have his main training camp in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to get prepared for his mega fight against Manny Pacquiao on March 13.

Vinny Scolpino, manager of Clottey, said the team will be off to Florida this weekend. Clottey, from Accra, Ghana, lives in the Bronx, N.Y.

"Joshua is in great fighting shape right now. He is anxious to get into the ring against Pacquiao," said Scolpino.

Pacquiao and Clottey will rumble on Top Rank's 'The Event' title card at the Cowboys Stadium on March 13. The Pacquiao vs. Clottey fight will be available on HBO Pay Per View.

Top Rank is donating $1 for each ticket sold throughout 2010 to the Clinton Bush Hati Fund. Bob Arum of Top Rank made the announcement this past weekend in New York. The donation began this past weekend on the Lopez vs Luevano, Gamboa vs. Mtagwa title card at Madison Square Garden. "Helping people is the right thing to do and we are hoping other promoters will join us," Arum said

Source: cubagee-radio b.a.r sports desk