Mayweather promoter tired of talk about ticket sales

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Floyd Mayweather Jr. trains at his gym Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Las Vegas. Mayweather is scheduled to fight Conor McGregor later in the month. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Sixty-million dollars sounds pretty good to Leonard Ellerbe.Dressed dapper in a white shirt and slacks, topped with a navy pinstriped blazer, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions flashed an occasional smile while addressing the media Thursday at Mayweather Boxing Club.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES “We’re going to blow past our own record of $72 million; this fight is massive,” Ellerbe said.Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao’s “fight of the century” saw live gate receipts produce more than $71 million in revenue at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, easily surpassing the previous live gate record of $20 million, for Mayweather-Canelo Álvarez.Mayweather reiterated Ellerbe’s thoughts.“We’re doing crazy numbers, forget what you all (are) hearing. We’re doing crazy numbers,” Mayweather said. “Our fight is doing unbelievable numbers. The pay-per-view numbers are going to be unbelievable and we will have a sold-out crowd. I’m not worried about that.”ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her SEA Games: Don’t boo Schooling, Malaysians urged 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend That was until he was questioned about slow ticket sales for the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena.“I’m actually tired of hearing that question,” Ellerbe said, as the smile disappeared. “Right now, we have over 60 million dollars in the box office. What part of that remotely looks like ticket sales are slow? This isn’t a damn Rolling Stones concert. That’s the only thing that sells out in seconds. We’re talking about tickets that go from $500 to $10,000. That’s an expensive ticket.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’As of Thursday evening, a general search for two tickets on Ticketmaster’s website showed 536 pairs available, ranging anywhere between $1,682.50 to $35,010.09 per ticket.And with thousands of seats still available, and the fight two weeks out, some believe the next sporting event that will sell out in that venue will be a Vegas Golden Knights game, when the newest NHL expansion team opens the 2017-18 season. Critics also believe with some second-tier seats carrying a five-figure price tag, the pay-per-view fee of $99.95 seems like a bargain. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

SEARCH Distributes Medical Supplies to Private Clinics

first_imgThe Special Emergency Activity to Restore Children’s Hope (SEARCH) yesterday began distributing assorted medical supplies to several privately-owned clinics in and around Monrovia. SEARCH’s effort is in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in collaboration with Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC).  The aim is to provide protection and livelihood assistance for urban refugees and asylum seekers as well as to put an end to the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia.These are people otherwise referred to as needy persons that mainly reside in Montserrado County.SEARCH program coordinator, Jacob M. Zahye, who presented the items to heads of the clinics yesterday on behalf of SEARCH executive director Sondah Geepea-Wilson, said the key component of the protection assistance is the provision of medical services to the persons of concern namely the refugees.SEARCH, a locally-based non-governmental organization (NGO), operates with the vision and objective to see a Liberia where the children will have opportunities for today, and hope for the future. Their mission is to create an environment for the protection and participation of children and putting first the best interest of the child. Before making the presentation, Mr. Zahye remembered how the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country rendered most of the primary and secondary health facilities non-functional, but few others remained open to the public. With that, he said, SEARCH and the UNHCR signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with five active clinics around Monrovia for urban refugees and asylum seekers to have access to their facilities.He urged the beneficiaries to use the items for their intended purposes as they were intended to enhance the capacity of the clinics to provide quality services to the refugees and residents of the host communities. “We appreciate the services you are rendering and continue to render to the patients, particularly during the peak of the outbreak in the country,” Mr. Zahye asserted. The five clinics that benefited from the SEARCH’s distribution yesterday are Mariama Z. Brown Clinic in Brewerville and the Faith Clinic on ‘Hotel Africa’ Road, outside Monrovia. Others are Peace Clinic on the Old Road, Grace D. Wallace on Duport Road, and the Islamic and Surgical Medical Clinic in Point Four. On behalf of the beneficiaries, Mariama Z. Brown Clinic Accountant, Eleanor D. Marshall, and Faith Clinic Administrator, Jatu Boakai, expressed gratitude to SEARCH and her partners for the supplies, which they described as “valuable and timely.” They promised to use the items received for the purposes intended.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more