Poor ticket sales force cancellation of Hawaii concert by Filipino boxer Manny PacquiaoBy AP
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Poor ticket sales knock out Pacquiao’s concert
HONOLULU — A promoter says poor ticket sales have forced the cancellation of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao’s upcoming concert Sunday in Waikiki.
Ryan Chang of Island Fire Productions said Tuesday he stood to lose about $50,000 on the concert, even with late sales and walk-ups.
Only 603 tickets had been sold for the show at the Waikiki Shell just days after more than 45,000 people — the largest crowd to see a fight in the U.S. in 17 years — watched Pacquiao retain his welterweight title against Joshua Clottey in Texas.
Pacquiao was going to earn $100,000 at the “Manny Pacquiao Live In Hawaii Concert Celebration.” He made at least $12 million for last Saturday’s fight.