Mayweather promoter tired of talk about ticket sales


first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “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 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 STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAs 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. 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 SEA Games: Don’t boo Schooling, Malaysians urged DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Microsoft Surface Go launches in India with Pentium Gold processor, starts at Rs 38,599


first_imgAfter waiting for a while, Microsoft has finally brought its cheapest Surface device to the Indian market. The device in question is the Surface Go tablet and starts at Rs 38,599 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC s storage. Microsoft will also be selling two accessories to enhance the productivity of the tablet for users. The Surface Go is available for pre-order on Flipkart for all the variants and accessories.As stated, the Surface Go is a tablet device from Microsoft. The device sports a 10-inch touchscreen IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1800 x 1200 pixels. The display gets Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Underneath, the Surface Go is powered by an Intel Pentium Gold 4415y processor, which is tailored for handling moderate tasks with ease. The tablet will run the desktop version of Windows 10 S out-of-the-box and will get all the latest Windows updates as and when released. Users will able to upgrade to the full Windows 10, which also means users will be able to run the full Windows applications and programs, if the hardware permits.The Surface also sports a USB-c port alongside a 3.5mm headphone jack. Microsoft claims that the hinge design helps users find the perfect angle for any task — from adjusting the device angle on the plane to pushing the kickstand down to ink on a photo to share with your friends. For those concerned with connectivity, the Surface Go features a 5-megapixel HD camera for the front and an 8-megapixel HD with the auto-focus camera for the rear, along with dual microphones. Windows Hello features will also be available that use the onboard biometrics to securely unlock the device on the go.advertisementAs for the accessories, the Surface Go comes with a Signature Type Cover and a Surface Dock. The Surface Type Cover offers a backlit keyboard with a trackpad. The base is made out of Alcantara and comes in four colours — Black, Platinum, Burgundy, and Cobalt Blue. The Surface Dock will transform the tablet into a workstation by letting the users attach a keyboard and a mouse for a full desktop experience.The Surface Go starts in India at Rs 38,599 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC storage. The top-end variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage costs Rs 50,999. The Surface Go Signature Type Cover Black variant will cost around Rs 8,699 while the coloured variants will cost upwards of Rs 11,799.Additionally, Flipkart and Microsoft will be offering some unique offers for Microsoft Surface Go buyers. Buyers can avail a discount of Rs 2,000 on pre-paid transactions on the tablet while a discount of Rs 4,000 can be availed on the type cover. Additionally, buyers can also avail a no-cost EMI of Rs 5,561 on most debit and credit cards.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi 7 Pro leaked specs reveal it will not be a major upgrade over Redmi 6 ProALSO READ | Micromax launches Infinity N12, N11 series smartphones, starting at Rs 8,999ALSO READ | Lenovo Z5s variant with a whopping 12GB of RAM spotted ahead of launchlast_img read more

Gautam Gambhir on IAF airstrike in Pakistan: We decided the time, the place and the fate


first_imgSeveral Indian athletes from across different sporting disciplines have hailed the Indian Air Force (IAF) for Tuesday’s airstrikes that targetted Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists and trainers in Pakistan.Former India captain Gautam Gambhir, who has been vocal about several issues of national importance, took to social media and praised the way in which India responded to the dastardly terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 40 Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel. Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the terror attack.India carried out an intelligence-led, non-military, pre-emptive action targetting the biggest training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammad, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement. A large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commanders and groups of jihadis were killed in the attack, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said. Sources put the number of casualties to 300.”We decided the time, we decided the place and we have decided the fate,” Gambhir wrote on Twitter.IAF airstrike in Pakistan LIVE UpdatesGambhir’s comment comes hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said his country would choose the time and place to respond to what he called “uncalled-for aggression” by India, but denied that New Delhi had struck Jaish-e-Mohammed on Pakistani soil.We decided the time, we decided the place and we have decided the fate @IAF_MCC @adgpi #SurgicalStrikes2 #airstrikesGautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) February 26, 2019Imran Khan was announcing decisions taken at a meeting of Pakistan’s National Security Committee soon after India said it had conducted a pre-emptive strike on the terrorist group that killed 40 CRPF soldiers in a suicide bombing this month in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.advertisementEarlier in the day, Gambhir had lauded the IAF, saying: “Jai Hind, IAF.”Batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who is also Indian Air Force’s Honorary Group Captain, also took to social media to congratulate the IAF. “Our niceness should never be comprehended as our weakness. I salute the IAF, Jai Hind,” Tendulkar had written.Virender Sehwag came up with a cheeky tweet while praising the effort of the IAF: “The boys have played really well. #SudharJaaoWarnaSudhaarDenge #airstrike,” he had written.”Extremely proud of our #IndianAirForce. We salute the IAF , Jai Hind,” Yuvraj tweeted.Laxman added: “Salute to our brave IAF.”Top badminton players such as Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth also took to the social networking site to commend the IAF’s operation.”Big salute to our #IndianAirForce …. #IndiaStrikesBack .. Jai Hind,” Saina tweeted.Srikanth wrote: “Hats off to the #IndianAirForce for their strike against terror. Every Indian is proud of you! Jai Hind!”Prannoy added: “Badiyaaaaa #IndianAirforce #IndiaStrikesAgain.”Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia too expressed his gratitude to the armed forces.#IndiaStrikesBack …… ‘nough said! @IAF_MCC #SaluteIndianAirForce,” he wrote.Also Read | India strikes back again: This is what happened in Surgical Strike 2Also Read | Mirage jets destroy Pakistan terror camps with 1,000 kg bombsAlso See:last_img read more