Monday, February 5, 2007

Were the Real Fans Left Out?

Within three short hours of going on sale last Saturday, tickets for 2007's most anticipated event of the year between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather would completely sell out, producing a record gate of $19 million, surpassing the previous high in the state of Nevada of $16,860,300 that was tallied up for the rematch between Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield in November of 1999.

Unfortunately, like many other big sporting events like the Super Bowl, Final Four and the NBA All-Star Game, the majority of the tickets did not get into the hands of 'Joe Six-pack' but instead to corporate interests, sponsors, A-list celebrities and VIPs.

It seems the real hardcore fan was victimized by the popularity of this fight.

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