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 Last update:  7/24/2012       Read more by David P. Greisman         
   
Half of Khan-Garcia Fans Bought Tickets, Half Got In Free
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by David P. Greisman

The July 14 card featuring the junior-welterweight unification bout between Amir Khan and Danny Garcia brought in a total attendance of 6,511 — with about half of those fans buying their tickets and the other half getting in for free.

A total of 3,147 tickets were sold, another 3,364 were given away, and 737 tickets went unsold, according to figures provided by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The seven-fight card, held at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, brought in a total gate of $426,150. The main event, which aired on HBO, saw Garcia stop Khan in the fourth round. The victory brought Garcia’s record to 24-0 with 15 knockouts. Khan, meanwhile, fell to 26-3 with 18 knockouts.

Those numbers are much better than those of another card held in the city on the same day. A card at the Palms Hotel Casino Resort headlined by a middleweight bout between Anthony Mundine and Bronco McKart sold only 286 tickets, with another 992 given out for free and 672 going unsold.

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 fightingwords1@gmail.com.

Tags: Amir Khan , Danny Garcia , Khan-Garcia , Khan vs Garcia


 

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comment by sunny31, on 07-25-2012
[QUOTE=tredh]True but how many of those 4k UK fans came to see the 1st fight vs Peterson in DC? They had to put on a fight of the year type of fight to get those fans to travel over here for the rematch. I live in DC and the city was buzzing for that 1st fight. Khan's ego bubble has to have ...

comment by tredh, on 07-25-2012
[quote=BooHoo]4K UK fans were going to Pete 2. People are ignoring that. Khan isn't a huge draw in the US, but he doesn't say he is. He actually talks pay days, and usually he would give most their biggest payday.[/quote] True but how many of those 4k UK fans came to see the 1st fight vs Peters...

comment by krazyn8tive, on 07-25-2012
[QUOTE=Big Dunn]Look at this site to see why boxing is in such a sad state. Every great fighter gets crapped on, every good young prospect gets criticized, every champion is "bogus", every contender is a "bum" etc etc. Just too much negativity across the board, Then, the only time boxing ge...

comment by BooHoo, on 07-25-2012
[QUOTE=sportsplato]Agree. His head got big thinking he was a draw but in reality most of his US fights were in his opponents home town. Malignaggi was the draw since they fought in NY. The Maidana fight was Vegas worthy. The UK fight got taken off of PPV and shown on regular TV. Call me craz...

comment by baya, on 07-25-2012
[QUOTE=ny123]Fight would have done much better numbers in AC i think.[/QUOTE] definitely. for sure.

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