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Matthysse-Dallas Sells 1,137 Tickets, Does $117K Gate

by David P. Greisman

The Jan. 26 card featuring a main event of Lucas Matthysse vs. Mike Dallas Jr. had 1,137 tickets sold and another 376 given away for free, according to figures provided by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Another 145 tickets went unsold.

The 10-fight card — held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and aired on Showtime and Showtime Extreme — pulled in a total gate of $116,925. That is an average of $102.84 per ticket sold.

Matthysee scored a first-round knockout over Dallas, bringing the increasingly hyped junior welterweight’s record to 33-2 with 31 knockouts and 1 no contest, according to BoxRec.com. Dallas fell to 19-3-1 with 8 knockouts.

Dallas was a replacement for Henry Lundy, who was unable to face Matthysse due to a dispute with his promoter.

Matthysse-Dallas did better at the box office than Matthysse’s previous bout in Las Vegas. Matthysse’s Sept. 8 bout with Olusegun Ajose — which was thrust into the main event after Devon Alexander’s bout with Randall Bailey got postponed.

Matthysse-Ajose sold only 377 tickets and had another 810 given away, for a total gate of $65,675. Another 1,336 tickets went unsold for that card.

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 02-06-2013

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;12999205]On topic, Matthyse would likely be more popular and heralded if corrupt judges didn't rob him against Alexander and Judah. They directly held back his career.[/QUOTE] This. The guy is the legitimate cream of the crop at 140.…

Comment by Weebler I on 02-05-2013

On topic, Matthyse would likely be more popular and heralded if corrupt judges didn't rob him against Alexander and Judah. They directly held back his career.

Comment by Weebler I on 02-05-2013

[QUOTE=anonymous2.0;12999190]So is Virgil pursuing his PED case against Lucas or seeing that the fight is over is he dropping it because he had no evidence to begin with?[/QUOTE] Hunter fancies himself as some sort of mind-games guru, but really he's…

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 02-05-2013

So is Virgil pursuing his PED case against Lucas or seeing that the fight is over is he dropping it because he had no evidence to begin with?

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 02-05-2013

[QUOTE=10COUNT;12997314]Uh-oh, according to B.S. I guess he is a flat out bum. If you cant sell-out stadiums and PPV's then you are worthless to the sport.....smh[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=PBP;12997521]Broner vs. Escobedo did 4,296/$136,890 [url]http://www.boxingscene.com/broner-escobedo-sold-nearly-4300-avg-32-ticket--55753[/url][/QUOTE] It's an Argentine in Vegas vs some unknown.…

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