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Manny Pacquiao faces challenges selling tickets to the gay community after making anti gay marriage statements. Ticket Hunter Online announces a discount on Pacquiao vs Bradley tickets.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2012
President Obama recently announced he supported gay marriage. The news made headlines across the world and caused many to voice their opposing views. Perhaps no voice was heard more loudly than the pound for pound boxing champion and Filipino congressman Manny Pacquiao's. The next Pacquiao fight is scheduled for June 9th.
Pacquiao denounced Obama’s pro gay marriage stance on an interview on a Filipino website.
In the interview with the National Conservative Examiner, Pacquiao was reported as saying, "God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married. It should not be of the same sex, so as to adulterate the altar of matrimony, like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah."
The comments have spurred a myriad of backlashes including a reduced demand in ticket sales from the gay community. Andrew Sorento of the West Hollywood Gay and Lesbian organization said his supporter would boycott the upcoming fight.
“Manny’s comments are a disgrace to athletes around the world. My organization and the gay community here will not be purchasing tickets to this upcoming fight,“ Sorento stated.
Timothy Bradley, who is scheduled to be the opponent in the next Pacquiao fight on June 9, commented on the controversial topic of gay marriage as well. Bradley said he feels gays have the right to get married .
"Gay people have their own rights and beliefs and the great thing about this country is that they're welcome to them," Bradley said in the interview. "I don't see what the big deal is. As I said, I have gay uncles, gay cousins and gay friends. If one of my gay relatives told me they were getting married and asked me to go, I'd say 'Of course,' and go proudly," Bradley stated.
Pacquiao vs Bradley tickets have been given promotional discount by ticket mega sellers Ticket Hunter Online due to recent news. Fans can purchase Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley Tickets for 30% off at tickethunteronline.com with promo code “wicked.”
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