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 Last update:  8/4/2013       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Schaefer Overwhelmed By Reaction to Mayweather-Canelo
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By Rick Reeno

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is overwhelmed by the massive reaction to the upcoming mega-bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26KOs) and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (42-0-1, 30KOs), which takes place on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Showtime Pay-Per-View will carry the fight.

Schaefer's company has been involved in several big pay-per-view events - including the Oscar De La Hoya vs. Mayweather, which generated a record 2.5 million pay-per-view buys.

The show sold out quickly. The gate is going to be a record-breaking figure of over $19.5 million dollars. Even though the show is sold out, Golden Boy's office has been flooded with phone calls from fans, and many celebrities, who are trying to obtain tickets.

"I've never, ever seen the kind of buzz for any fight that we've done, and we were involved in the biggest fight of the last ten years. I can't remember any fight where there was this kind of hype. Usually you have the press tour and the hype begins. And then it dies down a bit and when you get closer to the fight it picks up again. With this fight here - nothing is dying down. Everybody is talking about this fight.....it's insane," Schaefer told BoxingScene.com.

"The celebrity requests are unreal. Another indication on when you have a big fight is when celebrities call and they don't ask for comps - they want to buy tickets. You have A-list celebrities from music, sports and entertainment [calling and asking to buy tickets] and I can't accommodate all of them....it's impossible."

Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Saul Alvarez , Richard Schaefer , Mayweather-Canelo , Mayweather vs Canelo


 

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comment by RawDawgHasSpokn, on 08-04-2013
[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll]Canelo is bigger, stronger, and younger. If Floyd is slipping due to age this is the kind of fight in which it might finally catch up to him. It's an intriguing matchup.[/QUOTE] Just like his last few fights. Keep waiting on Floyd to "slip".

comment by trainhard_187, on 08-04-2013
Team Pacquiao and Bob the Snake Arum sitting in the corner wishing they could of capitalized on this big money making opportunity.

comment by P-4-P-King, on 08-04-2013
This fight better break records for ppv and for gate.

comment by Starz20, on 08-04-2013
[QUOTE=ModernTalking]Stop twisting words around, Canelo will be drainer, weaker, but younger only.[/QUOTE] Weaker by outweighing Floyd by 16-20 pounds on fight night? Shut your hating punk ass up

comment by Starz20, on 08-04-2013
[QUOTE=flint]so much of a snooze fest that your jealous ass will be watching.[/QUOTE] Exactly lol

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