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Broner-Escobedo Sold Nearly 4,300, Avg. of $32/Ticket

by David P. Greisman

The July 21 card featuring a main event of Adrien Broner vs. Vicente Escobedo had a total attendance of 4,596, with 4,296 tickets sold and 300 tickets given away for free, according to figures provided by the Ohio Athletic Commission.

The seven-fight card at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, brought in a total gate of $136,890.

Tickets for the card, which aired on HBO and also featured Keith Thurman vs. Orlando Lora, were listed at $128, $78, $53 and $28. The total gate reflects an average of $31.86 per ticket sold.

Broner-Escobedo was one of four major cards in the United States in June and July to sell more tickets than it gave away for free. The following figures came via Keith Kizer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Dan Rafael of ESPN.com and Mark Ortega of queensberry-rules.com:

The June 9 card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas featuring Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley had 13,229 tickets sold for a gate of $8,963,180, with 925 tickets comped.

The June 16 card at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, featuring Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Andy Lee had 10,799 tickets sold for a gate of $756,461, with 2,677 comped tickets.

The July 7 card at the Home Depot Center in Southern California featuring Nonito Donaire vs. Jeffrey Mathebula and Kelly Pavlik vs. Will Rosinsky, which sold 2,667 tickets for a gate of $149,246, with 677 tickets comped.

Another four, however, had more tickets given away for free than were sold.

A June 2 quadruple-header at the Home Depot Center headlined by Antonio Tarver vs. Lateef Kayode had 1,200 sold tickets and a whopping 5,810 comps, for a total gate of $84,676.25.

A June 23 card at the Staples Center in Los Angeles headlined by Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez had 3,479 sold tickets and 3,862 comps. I couldn’t find the total gate while researching figures this weekend.

A July 14 card at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas featuring Amir Khan vs. Danny Garcia had 3,147 sold tickets and 3,365 comps, for a total gate of $426,150.

And the July 28 card at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., featuring Robert Guerrero vs. Selcuk Aydin had 2,891 sold tickets and 3,126 comps, for a total gate of $209,422.

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 fi[email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Frank Ducketts on 08-06-2012

I'm assuming a BINP rep is going to come in and explain things to the rookies.

Comment by Band-Aid on 08-06-2012

That's not really that good tbh. He says he got paid 81 grand too, which I doubt. The HBO numbers were pretty impressive though.

Comment by stoggio on 08-06-2012

As long as premium tv pays the bills, promoters don't have to really do their job

Comment by nycsmooth on 08-06-2012

it's all about the tv $$...vs a not 2 difficult guy...get him out of Cincy, alone & headling, w/out tv & see what he does...he needs 2 step up his competition...

Comment by 4Corners on 08-06-2012

How is 4500 for a fighter who's only been getting know for about a year, be a bad number??? Aside from this, he also had a very high rating on HBO.

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