The Floyd Mayweather Jr.–Manny Pacquiao mega bout on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is bound to draw Hollywood A-listers in droves. Many of them might be able to watch the fight for free...that is, if they're willing to be human billboards.
According to TMZ Sports, tickets for the bout are in such high demand that fight promoters aren't comping ringside-seat tickets to Hollywood stars as they usually do. That has created the opportunity for companies, such as VOCO Vodka & Coconut Water, to offer stars like Will Smith, Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio free tickets as long as they agree to advertise for the company via VOCO's logo-heavy gear.
Sounds like an even exchange, but will A-list stars be receptive to the idea? Or will they just shell out the cash themselves?
Whatever transpires, all other boxing fans will have to pay up to see the fight on pay per view and definitely in person. The bout should set new boxing box-office and PPV records.
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