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Rios-Alvarado 2 Sells 4,515 Tickets, Does $548K Gate

by David P. Greisman

The March 30 card featuring the rematch between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado in the main event sold 4,515 tickets and had another 675 given away for free, according to figures provided by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. A total of 5,537 tickets went unsold.

(The announced attendance on fight night was 5,418.)

The nine-fight card — held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and aired on HBO — pulled in a total gate of $548,050. That is an average of $121.38 per ticket sold.

Alvarado won by a close unanimous decision over Rios, bringing his record to 34-1 with 23 knockouts. Rios, meanwhile, suffered his first pro defeat and is now 31-1-1 with 23 knockouts.

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 BabyFaceAssasin on 04-07-2013

[QUOTE=koolttt;13219060]Are you saying the 4,515 people that watched the fight blew "tens of millions" in gambling and spending? LOL[/QUOTE] There more than just the people in the arena at the casino. Plenty of people with money betting 10, 20, 30…

Comment by thuggery on 04-07-2013

[QUOTE=Kingjames6;13219968]Lol broner shi*s on all these fighters that aren't on ppv, [B]he outsells everyone he does numbers higher than everyone except maybe canelo[/B]. [B]He sells out arenas already[/B]. Lol he's the future no doube I expected this fight to sell…

Comment by boxingbrain28 on 04-07-2013

LOL I haven't heard anything about Broner selling out anything, I dont think he even sells out arenas in his home town.

Comment by Kingjames6Flee on 04-07-2013

Lol broner shi*s on all these fighters that aren't on ppv, he outsells everyone he does numbers higher than everyone except maybe canelo. He sells out arenas already. Lol he's the future no doube I expected this fight to sell…

Comment by Devils Advocate on 04-07-2013

[QUOTE=BabyFaceAssasin;13218900]People don't realize gate numbers in Vegas doesn't really matter. The Mandalay Bay probably put up several million just to host the fight then made tens of millions off of the gambling and money spent in their casino. The gate…

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