Pacquiao vs. Mosley sells 16,000 tickets in 3 hours

May 7th marks Filipino boxing sensation Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s return to Las Vegas and his return fight at the MGM Grand is nearly sold-out.

Manny Pacquiao has solidified himself as the top boxing star in the world, he’s fought twice at the Dallas Cowboys football stadium, the current venue for the 2011 Super Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, but on May 7, 2011 he is making a return to the fight capital of the world Las Vegas, Nevada.

16,000 tickets for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley fight at MGM Grand were sold within three hours of going on sale, only 1,000 tickets for the super-fight are left.

“Incredible. Simply incredible,” said Top Rank promoter Bob Arum upon hearing the news. “I have never promoted a fight that has sold so many tickets so quickly. Manny Pacquiao never ceases to amaze the world with his achievements. The excitement he generated today with the initial ticket sales makes it feel like fight week already!”

The remaining tickets, priced at $1,000, $750, and $300, can be purchased through Ticketmaster or TopRank.com. For those who aren’t able to watch the Pacquiao-Mosley fight live in person, the fight will be broadcast live on SHOWTIME pay-per-view on May 7, 2011 at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT.

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