De La Hoya: 13,000 Tickets Sold for Canelo vs Lopez Card

By Ryan Burton

Former six division world champion and President of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya made a special appearance on the latest edition of The Boxing Lab,'s official audio show. De La Hoya told us that ticket sales for their quadrupleheader Showtime Championship Boxing card, headlined by "Canelo" Alvarez versus Josesito Lopez, have been brisk and they expect a full house on Saturday night at the MGM.

"We are over 13,000 sold. We expect a sell out Saturday night," said an excited De La Hoya who pointed to Alvarez's selling power. 

"It is an indication that Canelo is here and he will be here for a very long time. This is the type of fighter that boxing has been looking for. From Ali to the Leonards, to Chavez, to myself and now the Mayweathers and Pacquiaos."

Down the street at the Thomas and Mack Center, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez will fight in front of a sold out crowd as well with over 19,000 tickets sold for their fight that also takes place on Saturday. De La Hoya praised that card as well and said that the fans are in for a huge weekend of great boxing action. 

"It is a tremendous weekend. You have two great fights. One is on pay-per-view and one is on Showtime Championship Boxing. This is a great weekend for boxing. All of the focus will be on boxing. There will be thousands of pay-per-views sold and there will be millions watching Showtime as well," De La Hoya told The Boxing Lab.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here:

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cali boxer on 09-12-2012

Great news for boxing that both the cards are doing so well at the gate. We'll see about the tv numbers later. But this is still bull**** that alot of us will have to choose one or the other. Oscar…

Comment by mrpleaseplease on 09-12-2012

Just hate when there is 2 cards on the same night. they see it as competition and we the fans see it a sht lol. i'm def gonna buy the chavez vs sergio fight, but on a different night with…

Comment by fceeviper on 09-12-2012

Nice 13k. This is good news for the sport. [QUOTE=liraj;12502592][/QUOTE] Please retire already you old coot, you are hurting our sport. f'nn Arum!

Comment by Simply Zyzz on 09-12-2012

It's really hilarious how some people here are reporting false information.. I was in Vegas this past weekend, where are these tickets being given away cause I didn't get offer none and neither did any other friends I know... I…

Comment by elcashanilla on 09-12-2012

learn how to read to all you dumb asses the article says over 1300 tickests sold with SOLD being the key word and oscar is right is going to be a great weekend for boxing fans

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