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Sept. 13 ESPN2 Card Sells 428 Tickets, Brings in $16.5K

by David P. Greisman

The Sept. 13 card featuring a main event of Jessie Vargas vs. Aaron Martinez had a total attendance of 963, with 428 tickets sold and 535 tickets given away for free, according to figures provided by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

A total of 569 tickets went unsold. The six-fight card, held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and broadcast on ESPN2, brought in a total gate of $16,513.

This was a rare Thursday night show preceding a major fight. With the two major cards in Las Vegas on Sept. 15, that meant that the commission would also be working both weigh-ins on Sept. 14. That meant Top Rank held its show on the Thursday before Sergio Martinez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., rather than on Friday.

Vargas topped Martinez via unanimous decision. The victory brought his record to 20-0 with 9 knockouts, while Martinez dropped to 18-2-1 with 4 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 fightingwords1@gmail.com

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by OnePunch on 09-18-2012

[QUOTE=Medved;12524905]lol, prolly cost 50k to run for ESPN....[/QUOTE] they prob got 35-45k from espn and another 25k from the hard rock, so it was probably at or near break-even and they kept their guys busy. made sense.........

Comment by croz on 09-17-2012

[QUOTE=Medved;12524905]lol, prolly cost 50k to run for ESPN....[/QUOTE] They have a 10k budget

Comment by Medved on 09-17-2012

lol, prolly cost 50k to run for ESPN....

Comment by TX_BOXNG on 09-17-2012

hopefully they learn there lesson n start putting entertaining fighters, n fighters that people actually want to see on there events n tv dates

Comment by richardt on 09-17-2012

[QUOTE=Mr. David;12524269]Top Rank couldn't do Friday; the commission wouldn't allow it.[/QUOTE]They should have backed out then. They lost money on that one.

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