Schaefer: Only 1,376 tickets left for Mayweather-Guerrero
By Chris Williams: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is reporting that there are only 1,376 tickets left of the 16,000 tickets for the May 4th fight between WBC interim welterweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) and unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to Dan Rafael.
That’s pretty impressive given the fact that the fight is still two months away. It shows you the kind of star power the 36-year-old Floyd still has. He may not fight all that often, but boxing fans are still willing to scoop up his tickets like they are hot cakes.
I don’t remember the last two Manny Pacquiao fights selling out this quickly. He doesn’t seem to have the same Midas touch that Mayweather Jr. has nowadays, but then I guess that could be one of the reasons why he’s looking to fight outside of the U.S for his next fight.
Mayweather has a six-fight contract with Showtime/CBS that he needs to knock out within the next 30 months. This means we’re probably going to see similar fighters to Guerrero in Mayweather’s upcoming fights of his six-fight contract unless he can lure Pacquiao into accepting a fight for a nice friendly purse split of say 60-40.
I think Mayweather would absolutely agree to fight Pacquiao in one of the six fights as long as Pacquiao is willing to accept the smaller purse. It’s definitely a doable fight, but Pacquiao has to understand that he’s lost his last two fights and he’s not putting up the same pay per view numbers that Mayweather is. Pacquiao can’t be asking for a 50-50 deal with him losing left and right.
Guerrero should make it interesting for as long as this fight lasts with his face-first style of fighting. He’s going to try to walk through everything that Mayweather throws and end up getting lit up in this fight.