Advertisement
Advertisement

Canelo vs. Lopez Sellout Crowd Pulls in $1.6 Million

by David P. Greisman

This past Saturday’s junior middleweight world title bout between Canelo Alvarez and Josesito Lopez had more than 14,000 people in attendance and brought in more than $1.6 million in ticket sales, according to figures provided by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

A total of 12,860 tickets were sold to the eight-fight card that took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and aired, in part, on Showtime. Another 1,659 tickets were given away for free. No tickets went unsold.

The card produced a total gate of $1,618,150.

In the main event, Alvarez topped Lopez via fifth-round technical knockout. He improved to 41-0-1 with 30 knockouts, while Lopez fell to 30-5 with 18 knockouts and 1 “no decision.”

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 09-18-2012

[QUOTE=croz;12524789]Did Manny ever learn English outside proclaiming his own name?[/QUOTE] He absolutely did. On a side note, I realize Canelo was absolutely the draw here, but I think it's safe to say the solid undercard was responsible for quite a…

Comment by croz on 09-17-2012

[QUOTE=onechance87;12524665]Canelo fan base wil get bigger,Needs to learn english tho.[/QUOTE] Did Manny ever learn English outside proclaiming his own name?

Comment by spoonwars on 09-17-2012

[QUOTE=Mexica06;12524514]I was at the Canelo vs. Lopez fight and there was a lot people with Boxing Fraternity shirts. I was told Boxing Fraternity clothing is for Boxing Fans. They were pretty sick shirts.[/QUOTE] Don't know about the designs, but that…

Comment by onechance87 on 09-17-2012

Canelo fan base wil get bigger,Needs to learn english tho.

Comment by Mexica06 on 09-17-2012

I was at the Canelo vs. Lopez fight and there was a lot people with Boxing Fraternity shirts. I was told Boxing Fraternity clothing is for Boxing Fans. They were pretty sick shirts.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (11)
Top Headlines Khan: Mayweather is Bitter, Everyone Talking About Me, Canelo Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina: Ratings For Showtime Double Amir Khan expects Canelo to weigh 175 on fight night Sadam Ali Return Likely For Vargas-Salido Bill Korobov vs. Vera Clash Set For Alvarado-Torres Card Khan: I Think Fury, Haye Beat Joshua at The Moment Stephen Smith Added To Bellew-Makabu Undercard Stevens breaks down Canelo-Khan and the Caneloweight Hunter: If I Had Khan at 9, We Wouldn't Be Talking Mayweather Video: Chisora vs. Pulev Heated Confrontation at Presser Video: Amir Khan on Floyd Mayweather's Comeback, Canelo Photos: Tony Bellew vs. Ilunga Makabu Press Conference Photos: Chisora, Pulev Erupts With Near Brawl at Presser IBF Formally Orders Wake vs. Guzman 122-Pound Title Fight Barroso's Promoter: I'm Supremely Confident Crolla Will Be KO'd DeGale Wants Jack Fight in U.K., But Open to Las Vegas Shannon Briggs To Face Dimitrenko On 'Haye Day' Bill Shawn Porter: 'Wouldn’t Be Surprised' If Khan Upsets Canelo Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II: Post-Fight Report Card John Fury: Tyson Knocks Wladimir Klitschko Out By Round 10 Canelo vs. Khan - British Trade People Predict The Fight George Foreman Warns: If Canelo Overconfident, Khan Can Win Trainer: Tyson Fury Will NOT Retire, Likely Targets Joshua Next Khan Would Reject Mayweather: I'll Mess With Him Like He Did Me Sanchez: I'm Confident Golovkin KO's 'Diva' Canelo in 8 or 9 Luis Ortiz Back on Track After Greg Cohen Withdraws Lawsuit Flint-born Dirrell Brothers Fighting Through Anger, Frustration Bob Arum: It's Obvious Floyd Mayweather is Coming Back De La Hoya: Golovkin Didn't Want Lara - And Canelo Beat Him! Gilberto Ramirez-Dominik Britsch on Crawford-Postol HBO PPV De La Hoya: I Thought Pacquiao Would Be Easy, Canelo in Tough! Gassiev Warns Povetkin: Wilder Punches Harder Than Klitschko Verdejo Not Worried About Critics, Intends To Fulfill Expectations Freddie Roach Says Frankie Gomez in 'Best Shape' For Herrera Amir Khan Stands To Pocket 13 Million in Canelo Showdown Brown on PBC: We're Giving Fans What They Want and Expect Examining the Badou Jack-Lucian Bute Scorecards Anthony Joshua-Zhang Zhilei Eyed For The Future in China? Glen Tapia Ready For David Lemieux, Feels A lot Stronger at 160 Bute Wants the Winner of DeGale-Jack Unification Fight
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement