Mandalay Bay to Host Closed Circuit Viewing for Pacquiao vs. Hatton May 2

March 13, 2009 by  

Mandalay Bay will host closed circuit viewing in conjunction with the upcoming “The Battle of East and West” between MANNY “Pac Man” PACQUIAO and RICKY “The Hitman” HATTON. The championship card, scheduled for Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, will be produced and distributed by HBO-Pay-Per-View and the live telecast will begin at 6 p.m. PST. The Mirage, TI, Monte Carlo, Circus Circus, Luxor and New York-New York also will host a limited number of closed circuit seats.

Tickets for the closed circuit telecast are priced at $50, not including handling fees. All seats are general admission and are now on sale at each individual property’s box office outlets or by phone with a major credit card at (866) 799-7711. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

Two of boxing’s biggest stars will meet in the ring for what could be the year’s biggest pay-per-view event. Five-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and Ring Magazine and IBO World Junior Welterweight champion Ricky Hatton will fight for Hatton’s World Junior Welterweight titles Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Pacquiao vs. Hatton – “The Battle of East and West,” a 12-round bout for Hatton’s IBO and Ring Magazine World Junior Welterweight titles, is promoted by Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions, in association with MP Promotions and Hatton Promotions. The fight is presented by Rockstar Energy Drink and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and Southwest Airlines.

HBO Sports’ acclaimed reality franchise “24/7” will return with the premiere of the four-part series PACQUIAO/HATTON 24/7 Saturday, April 11 at 9.30 p.m. EST/PST.

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