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Schaefer: Canelo-Angulo Will Be Sold Out, 14,000 Fans

By Rick Reeno

Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Richard Schaefer, expects a sold-out crowd of 14,000 fans on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas - where Mexican junior middleweights Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo will go to war over twelve rounds. Canelo-Angulo headlines a Showtime Pay-Per-View event.

Canelo's drawing power has continued to hold strong, despite suffering a disappointing twelve round decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last September at the same venue.

Mayweather-Canelo was the richest fight in boxing history, with a buyrate of 2.2 million and $150 million in PPV revenue. The fight reportedly grossed over $200 million through the various revenue streams.

"It's going to be a sellout. We had it scaled for 14,000, because the other two thousand [seats], that are used for a Mayweather fight, the bleacher pack - is about $70,000 or $75,000. And those are $50 dollar seats and there are not enough $50 dollar seats to justify spending $75,000. That's why we are going to have a capacity of 14,000. It's going to be sold out, no question about it. We have maybe a couple hundred tickets left if you add all of the categories together. I have to talk to [MGM President of Entertainment and Sports] Richard Sturm and hopefully we can open up a few closed circuit locations at the MGM as well," Schaefer told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Augustane on 03-06-2014

One of the few times where a GBP undercard doesn't interest me at all.

Comment by wiz1030 on 03-06-2014

[QUOTE=whoseyourdaddy;14298230]Suport his eating habits? what the hell are you talking about?[/QUOTE] how huge he is. Remember he's been coming in to fights near the light heavyweight limit on fight nights

Comment by Fetta on 03-06-2014

Soon to be the biggest draw in boxing! The "Future" back on the hunt! Ca-ne-lo Ca-ne-lo Ca-ne-lo

Comment by Catrin on 03-06-2014

undercard makes this event PPV worth!! canelo vs angulo is garbage by itself!! i really hope canelo dont think every fight this year will be PPV! cause it aint happening besides fighting floyd, martinez, GGG or chavez i cant think…

Comment by lopez36 on 03-06-2014

Thats great considering both are coming off losses

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