Pacquiao vs Matthysse ‘Fight of Cham­pi­ons’ tick­ets now on sale

Cebu Daily News - - SPORTS - CHAR­LIE DIAZ /PR /CORRES PONDENT RAY

FIGHT tick­ets to the highly an­tic­i­pated July 15 ti­tle fight be­tween cham­pion Lu­cas Matthysse and Manny Pacquiao went on sale start­ing July 7 at the fa­mous Ax­i­ata Arena in Kuala Lumpur.

The Ax­i­ata Arena's tick­et­ing of­fice went on­line with myt­icket.asia or through di­rect link < h t t p s : / / m y t i c ket.asia/fight-of-cham­pi­ons-malaysia-manny-pacquiao-vs-lu­cas-matthysseon­line-sale-4-00pm-on7th-june-18/>.

For other in­quiries, con­tact the Ax­i­ata of­fices: +6038-605-0195.

The Ax­i­ata Arena tick­et­ing of­fice has been flooded with a lot of in­quiries re­gard­ing ticket sales since April when Pacquiao and Matthysse an­nounced their fight in press con­fer­ences in Manila and Kuala Lumpur.

Ticket prices are pegged at $5,000, $2,000, $1,000, $500, $350, $250 and $125. Cor­po­rate box rooms are also avail­able.

The most ex­cit­ing box­ing event in Malaysia in the last four decades fea­tures four world cham­pi­onships, in­clud­ing Pacquiao’s bid to win the World Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion's wel­ter­weight crown against Matthysse.

The 16,000-seat venue is ex­pected to be filled as MP Pro­mo­tions Kuala Lumpur (MPKL) has as­sem­bled an all-star cast of fight­ers from all over the world, from China to In­dia, to South Africa, Mex­ico among oth­ers.

The ticket re­lease was well timed for fans to avail of huge dis­counts since new Malaysian gov­ern­ment of Tun Dr. Ma­hathir bin Mo­hamad, elim­i­nated the old GST or the goods and ser­vice tax which amounts to six per­cent on goods and ser­vices.

Pacquiao, the only eight-di­vi­sion and 10time world box­ing cham­pion, is also the pro­moter of this fight with his MPKL com­pany try­ing to equal, if not sur­pass the great­est box­ing event in this coun­try since Muham­mad Ali and Joe Bugner fought in 1975.

The other three ti­tle fights in the ex­plo­sive card pit Edi­valdo “In­dio” Ortega of Mex­ico (26-1-1, 12 KOs) ver­sus un­beaten Ce­buano Jhack Te­pora (21-0, 16 KOs) in a world feather­weight cham­pi­onship; Car­los Caniza­les of Venezuela (20-0-1, 16 KOs) vs Chi­nese sen­sa­tion Lu Bin and vet­eran Moruti Mtha­lane of South Africa (35-2, 24 KOs) vs Muham­mad Waseem of Pak­istan, (8-0, 6 KOs) for the IBF fly­weight crown. at third place with a to­tal of 834 pin­falls off scores of 160, 221, 194 and 199.

Senior keglers Fred Tor­re­que­mada (806) and Danny Sa­bang (800) rounded up the top five in the men’s com­pe­ti­tion.

Uy­beng­kee, on the other hand, ruled the Women's Di­vi­sion by tal­ly­ing the scores of 161, 159, 145 and 164 for a to­tal of 845 pin­falls.

Trail­ing her was Cris­ti­lyn Tan, who scored 160, 159, 145 and 164 for a to­tal 772 pin­falls.

Sam Camero placed third place by knock­ing down 734 pin­falls off scores of 178, 135, 154 and 123.

Fourth to sixth plac­ers were Rose Camero (722), Johna Cali­pay (686) and Erica Kim (647).

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