Advertisement
Advertisement

Martinez-Chavez Jr. Sellout Crowd Brings in $3 Million

by David P. Greisman

This past Saturday’s middleweight championship bout between Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. played out in front of a crowd of more than 17,000 people and brought in more than $3 million in ticket sales, according to figures provided by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

A total of 16,939 tickets were sold to the eight-fight card that took place at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas and aired, in part, on HBO Pay-Per-View. Another 751 tickets were given away for free. No tickets went unsold.

The card produced a total gate of $3,052,475.

Martinez topped Chavez by unanimous decision in the main event, though he had to survive a knockdown in the final round to get there. Martinez improved to 50-2-2 with 28 knockouts, while Chavez suffered his first loss and fell to 46-1-1 with 32 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

Just enough to pay for Jr.'s purse.

Comment by Gino Ros on 09-18-2012

[QUOTE=NearHypnos;12524990][COLOR="Red"][B]Anderson Silva is the floyd of his sport[/B][/COLOR]. Couple that with Sonnen and the huge hype, did you expect anything less? That was basically the best fight people have been looking forward to and possibly the most anticipated one in…

Comment by Gino Ros on 09-18-2012

[QUOTE=flem1;12524917]Eh? Aren't the ticket prices for Chavez-Martinez lower?[/QUOTE] That is the point. If Chavez-Martinez was such a hugely successful event, they could have priced the tickets higher and still sold that volume... thereby generating higher gate revenues. Do you think…

Comment by Gino Ros on 09-18-2012

[QUOTE=The_Sandman;12524906]You guys have to understand. If Canelo vs Lopez wasn't on the same night, this fight would have done bigger numbers. Everybody that went to watch Canelo would have came and watched Chavez.[/QUOTE] And vice versa. Don't you think Canelo's…

Comment by Taylorslade on 09-18-2012

At the end of the day, two BOXING cards ran on the same night in the same town, appealing to more or less the same fan base. A very good result, particularly in this economy.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (17)
Top Headlines Eddie Chambers: The Division is in Good Hands With Tyson Fury Moralde, Duno Ready To Go To War in General Santos City Amir Khan: Once My Shots Land on Canelo, He Will Think Twice! Mayweather: Khan Thinks He Can Do What I Did To Canelo Here's One Vote For Another Bernard 'Alien' Hopkins Sighting Erik Morales: Amir Khan Won't Last Four Rounds With Canelo Luis Ortiz Warns Tony Thompson: Barking Dogs Don't Bite! Billy Dib To Face Sukkasem Kietyongyuth on February 26 Arreola Suspended For 90 Days, Tests Positive For Marijuana Denis Lebedev-Yunier Dorticos Clash Ordered By The WBA Photos: Jamel Herring Makes Weight, Set For First TV Main Event Garcia's Team Disputes Possibility Of Donnie Nietes Fight Freddie Roach is Pleased With Frankie Gomez Performance Luis Ramos on Top Rank Deal, Desire For World Title Fight Golovkin's Promoter Confirms Interest in Bernard Hopkins Fight Luis Ortiz-Thompson Set, But Not Yet Sanctioned By WBA Francisco Santana To Return on Top Rank Bill on April 2 Adamek-Molina: Mateusz Masternak To Face Fields on The Card Amir Khan: I'll Win and Make History, Shut The Doubters Up! Luis Ortiz-Tony Thompson Finalized For March 5th on HBO Cruz vs. Koasicha Tops March 4 Telemundo Bill In Tampa Toka Kahn-Clary Promises To Let The Hard Shots Rain Down Frank Bruno Insists Comeback Talk Came From The Heart Mayweather: Me and Al Haymon Have All The Say So in Boxing Arum: If Pacquiao Continues To Fight, Crawford is Perfect Foe Nietes May Defend Against Garcia in May, Not Fuentes RoundZero Wins Purse Bid For Chudinov-Signani EBU Title Fight IRA Claims 'Credit' For Deadly Dublin Weigh-In Shooting Browne Continues Camp As Chagaev Clash Still On Course Freddie Roach Warns: Don't Count Khan Out Completely Jonathan Gonzelez-Joebert Alvarez To Battle on March 19 Brook: I Wish Khan The Best, Don't Think He Can Beat Canelo Gutknecht To Braehmer: I’m Ready To Avenge My Defeat! Robert Helenius-Johann Duhaupas on April 2 For WBC Silver Belt Evander Holyfield: Anthony Joshua is Best Fighter UK Ever Had Mayweather: Khan Should Have Fought Brook, Not Canelo "Fighting Words" - Canelo vs. Khan: A One-Ring Circus Khan: If I'm Scared of Brook, Then Why Would I Fight Canelo? Guillermo Rigondeaux Wants To Excite in Liverpool, Says Diaz Haye Says The Klitschko Era is Over, Tabs Fury For Repeat Win
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement