Pacquiao-Marquez IV tickets almost sold out

Posted at 10/02/2012 2:12 PM | Updated as of 10/03/2012 9:32 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Tickets for the fourth encounter between great rivals Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao of the Philippines and Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico are nearly sold out after only a couple of days, according to fight promoter Top Rank.

Pacquiao and Marquez will face each other for a fourth time on December 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets for the fight went on sale last weekend.

In a statement posted on their website, Top Rank chief executive Bob Arum announced that "over 13,000 tickets were sold during the opening weekend." 

This makes the fourth fight, dubbed "Act 4," the biggest seller of the Pacquiao-Marquez series.

"We are ecstatic with the response," Arum said, adding that less than 3,000 tickets remain available for the fight.

All three of Pacquiao and Marquez's previous encounters ended in controversy. After battling to a draw in their first meeting in 2004, Pacquiao took the 2008 rematch and the trilogy bout last November via disputed decisions.

Both boxers are hoping that their fourth fight will finally give a decisive finish to their rivalry.

Top Rank said tickets are available for purchase at the MGM Grand or at the TicketMaster websites. Tickets are priced at $1,200, $900, $600, $400, and $200.