Tickets are on sale for the Toshiaki Nishioka vs. Rafael Marquez world title fight on Saturday, October 1 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Nishioka, from Tokyo, will defend his WBC Super Bantamweight title against Marquez of Mexico City in the Marquee Ballroom at the MGM Grand. This will be Nishioka's sixth world title defense. He has a record of 38-4-3, 24 KOs. Marquez is 40-6, 36 KOs.
Top Rank is promoting, in association with Teiken Promotions and Zanfer. Tickets are $200, $100, $50 and are available at the MGM Box Office. The first bout is scheduled for 4:15 pm.
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