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Mayweather/Pacquiao: Celebs Asked to Wear Ads in Exchange for Ring-Side Seats

Image courtesy of Dane Alegana/Flickr.

Image courtesy of Dane Alegana/Flickr.

I have good news and some bad news for those trying to go see Floyd Mayweather take on Manny Pacquiao May 2nd in Las Vegas.

Good news, the match will actually happening. There’s no backing out for either party at this point. Bad news, tickets are sold-out! That means, no one, including A-list celebrities will be able to get a seat without dropping a ton of money.

Celebrities who are used to getting complimentary front row tickets do have an option. They can pay just about $100,000 a piece to have a ringside seat to see the fight, or they can be a walking billboard.

TMZ reports that if a celebrity is willing to endorse a company by wearing logo-emblazoned gear at the fight, then that company will eat the ticket cost.

VOCO Vodka & Coconut Water has already made this proposal to Leonardo Dicaprio, Rihanna and Will Smith in exchange for front row seats.

The chances of one of those high-profile celebrities taking this deal are slim to none. I don’t see Rihanna, Will or Leo wearing a VOCO logo just to get a free seat.

With that said, prepare to see some D-list celebs sitting front-row, courtesy of VOCO.



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