Ai-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 Next
Workers at two ports in the Caribbean province of Limón began a strike Tuesday to protest the government concession to Dutch firm APM Terminals to build and manage a terminal port at Moín, union leaders said.“We are against this monopoly that has been imposed on us,” Rolando Blear, secretary general of the Atlantic Port Authority’s (Japdeva) union, said this week. “Dock workers will lose their jobs. This is not only a union fight, it’s a fight by the people of Limón. Blear said the strike would be indefinite and peaceful, and that all loading and unloading services currently are suspended. “We tried dialogue with the government to avoid confrontation, but it was impossible,” he said.The strike affects trade and tourism in the city of Limón, 170 miles east of San José, where 80 percent of the country’s exports are shipped.In August 2011, the Costa Rican government and APM Terminals signed a contract for the construction and operation of a new terminal, valued at nearly $1 billion.In October, an administrative court rejected preliminary measures requested by workers to block the contract, and workers accuse the government of privatizing port services at the expense of local jobs and benefits. Government officials say the construction and operation of the new terminal will create 2,000 direct jobs and about 8,000 indirect jobs for the province of Limón, considered one of the country’s regions most affected by poverty and crime.Talks continued this week at Casa Presidencial to seek an agreement to end the strike. Facebook Comments No related posts.