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Golden Boy: 50,000 Tickets Sold To Back To Back Cards

LOS ANGELES - Boxing fans and sports enthusiasts have spoken to the tune of approximately 50,000 tickets purchased for the unprecedented three consecutive weekends of mega-events in April and May, all of which are promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.

The three-week marathon of championship boxing excellence begins with the WBC and WBA Super Welterweight Unification bout between Canelo Alvarez and Austin Trout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday April 20 which is co-promoted with Canelo Promotions and Leija & Battah Promotions, followed by the Unified Super Lightweight World Championship between Danny Garcia and Zab Judah at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, April 27 and the grand finale, "MAY DAY: Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero" on Saturday, May 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada which is co-promoted by Mayweather Promotions.  The April 20 and April 27 SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING events will be televised live on SHOWTIME® and the May 4 "MAY DAY: Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero" mega-event will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV®.

"The fans' response to this amazing schedule of boxing events, which occur one right after the other, has been overwhelming," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "Across the country from Brooklyn to San Antonio to Las Vegas, we have seen a rapid response from sports fans and boxing loyalists who have purchased tickets to support these terrific boxing events."

Schaefer continued, "The public's enthusiasm about this three week run, culminating with the return of Floyd Mayweather to the MGM Grand Garden Arena, reinforces our strong belief that if you provide and deliver competitive matches at the highest level, the public will respond enthusiastically and support this sport we love. In addition, fans across the country that cannot be there in person, can see all of these fights on SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME PPV (May 4). We are thrilled to partner with SHOWTIME to continue to provide excellent programming throughout the calendar year to those who love and appreciate the sweet science of boxing."

Ticket sales for Canelo vs. Trout have been so overwhelming that promoters Golden Boy Promotions, Canelo Promotions and Leija & Battah Promotions will soon extend the available seating by putting additional tickets on sale. San Antonio can expect more than 30,000 fans in the building come fight night, proving once again that Texas is a hot spot for boxing aficionados.

Coming off of witnessing the record-breaking performance by IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins on March 9 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn boxing fans are gearing up for another stacked fight card taking place Saturday, April 27 headlined by Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny Garcia facing Brooklyn's own Four-Time and Two-Division World Champion Zab Judah.

The three-week lead up ends on Cinco de Mayo weekend with a nearly sold out event featuring the ring return of boxing mega-star Floyd Mayweather against Six-Time and Four Division World Champion Robert Guerrero. The event, which takes place on Saturday, May 4 at MGM Grand and will be produced and distributed live on SHOWTIME PPV, will undoubtedly sell out, once again showing Mayweather's incredible drawing power at the box office.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BabyFaceAssasin on 03-22-2013

[QUOTE=Good Boy;13173871]How can people downgrade this as a bad thing? yeah, let's make tickets affordable for once..how horrible![/QUOTE] Very good point! De la Hoya even said it at the press conference. They could've marked up the tickets more, but why??…

Comment by Good Boy on 03-22-2013

How can people downgrade this as a bad thing? yeah, let's make tickets affordable for once..how horrible!

Comment by 4Corners on 03-22-2013

[QUOTE=rey guey;13173692]I wasn't talking about Canelo vs Trout it's a big fight that people wanted to see. I was just using Canelo vs Lopez as an example of GBP lying about sales. although I do think GBP using the juice…

Comment by rey guey on 03-22-2013

[QUOTE=edgarg;13171783]I've seen published on a couple of sites that they just pay the seat tax (either state or county not sure) of about $5.65 per seat. This way, if they have 2-3000 seats over they can get huge publcity for…

Comment by rey guey on 03-22-2013

[QUOTE=Verstyle;13171503]No hype here. Those tickets are flying FAST. I had to go to the promotional office also. This is no hype. I'm from San Antonio also. :waving:[/QUOTE] I wasn't talking about Canelo vs Trout it's a big fight that people…

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