Monday, January 29, 2007

Tickets for De La Hoya vs. Mayweather Sold Out

Las Vegas-Tickets for the highly anticipated super-fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. sold out in three hours Saturday afternoon at the MGM Grand's box office and through TicketMaster's website. More than 5,400 tickets for the fight on Saturday, May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas were devoured by fans eager to help establish the record-breaking live gate of $19 million.The previous record was $16,860,300 for the November 13th 1999 Lennox Lewis vs. Evander Holyfield II championship event at the Thomas and Mack Center.

"This is a huge success right out of the gate, unparalleled in boxing and underscored the importance and magnitude of this sporting event," said Richard Schaefer, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Boy Promotions. "We are now in the process of setting up a record number of closed circuit locations and seats in Las Vegas to ensure that any and all boxing fans can be part of the super fight weekend. I urge fans to make their reservations now to be in Las Vegas on May 5th."

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