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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.

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