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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.

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