Broner-Taylor Sells 6,528 Tickets for Revenue of $330k

by David P. Greisman

Adrien Broner’s most recent homecoming fight in Cincinnati, Ohio, sold a total of 6,528 tickets for a card that saw the former three-division titleholder take a unanimous decision over Emmanuel Taylor on Showtime.

The 10-fight show at the U.S. Bank Arena on Sept. 6 also featured Lucas Matthysse beating Roberto Ortiz and Andre Berto defeating Steve Upsher.

The revenue for the event was $329,935, according to figures provided to by the Ohio Athletic Commission.

That’s an average of $50.54 in revenue per ticket sold. Tickets were listed at prices of $128, $78, $53 and $28. Another 1,184 people received comp tickets, bringing the attendance to 7,712. The announced attendance this past Saturday was 8,115.

A total of 120 tickets went unsold.

This represents a significant bump up in sales from Broner’s last show in his hometown.


The July 2012 card featuring a main event of Broner vs. Vicente Escobedo had 4,296 tickets sold and 300 tickets given away for free. The seven-fight card at the same arena brought in a total gate of $136,890.

Tickets for that 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.

That means Broner-Taylor sold 2,232 more tickets and pulled in $193,045 more than Broner-Escobedo did, more than doubling the past gate.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by OnePunch on 09-12-2014

so let me see if I have this right: GGG sells 8572 tickets, averages 984,000 viewers, peaks over a million viewers, but supposedly he "cant draw flies". Broner sells 6528 tickets in his own backyard, averages 852,000 viewers, peaks over…

Comment by New England on 09-11-2014

About Billions.

Comment by Kagami Taiga on 09-11-2014

[QUOTE=nacho daddy;14935026]broner fight was a disgrace and broner looked like he was 15 lbs more then taylor. I say broner is on something he never gets tired even when he was shuckin an jiving in clubs late at nite[/QUOTE] Wtf…

Comment by nacho daddy on 09-11-2014

broner fight was a disgrace and broner looked like he was 15 lbs more then taylor. I say broner is on something he never gets tired even when he was shuckin an jiving in clubs late at nite

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 09-11-2014

[QUOTE=Dice;14933909]For those that dont understand the business, the arena which hosted Broners fight PAID a site fee for the right to Broners fights. Showtime pays for all or most but most likely ALL of the production costs, then pays Golden…

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