According to Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, less than 1000 tickets remain for the December 8 showdown between 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and 4-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez. "The reception that the public has afforded this fight has been truly tremendous. We have less than 1000 tickets remain to be sold for the event," Arum revealed during a conference call to promote the bout.
Despite the fact that this is the fourth encounter between the two fighters, Arum is confident that the bout will be a success at the box office. "The gate receipt already exceeds $10 million and are approaching $11 million. Reports we're getting from the closed circuit exhibitors and from the foreign broadcasters are very enthusiastic, so we are anticipating a tremendous event on December 8th," Arum explained. "A fight that will go into the anals of boxing history because these gentleman have fought 3 previous times and there's no doubt in my mind that this 4th fight will be the best fight of all."
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