Golovkin-Wade Tickets: A Sell Out Expected as Showdown Nears

By Francisco Salazar

Gennady Golovkin and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez fought before a sold-out crowd in their last fight.

All indications are both will likely fight again in front of a packed house.

About 14,500 tickets have been sold so far for the April 23 card at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., K2 Promotions’ Managing Director Tom Loeffler told late Saturday night.

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“There’s about 3,000 tickets for sale with (less than) two weeks until the event,” said Loeffler.

Golovkin and Gonzalez fought before a crowd of over 20,500 at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 17.

Golovkin stopped David Lemieux in round eight in a middleweight unification title bout and Gonzalez stopped Brian Viloria in round 10 to defend his WBC flyweight title.

Both fighters fought in separate bouts on May 16 of last year. Golovkin stopped Willie Monroe in the sixth round, while Gonzalez overwhelmed Edgar Sosa in stopping in the the second round.

On that card, The Forum was scaled down to accommodate about 12,500 fans. The official attendance was 12,372.

"Because of the high ticket demand for April 23, we opened the entire arena," said Loeffler. "For the May 17 fight, three thousand tickets were sold in the week leading up to the fight, so we're confident all remaining tickets will be sold in these final two weeks."

Loeffler did say the April 23 card may be the last time Golovkin and Gonzalez would co-headline a fight card.

With the recent retirements of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, who defeated Timothy Bradley on Saturday, Loeffler stated K2 Promotions would venture in having Golovkin headline a card in Las Vegas.

"Vegas is definitely in the plans against the right opponent."

Francisco A. Salazar has written for since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, RingTV, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kafkod on 04-13-2016

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;16607097]He said that for a fight right back then; but he also sent Ward to win some significant fights and come back for a 168 bout... And soon Ward stated that he can't make 168 again.[/QUOTE] So that was another…

Comment by ThatDude44 on 04-13-2016

GGG vs CCC level opposition.

Comment by MDPopescu on 04-13-2016

[QUOTE=kafkod;16606138]Golovkin said [B]he would move up 4lbs for Ward[/B] = Golovkin ducked Ward. Canelo says he won't move up 1lb for Golovkin = Golovkin ducked Canelo.[/QUOTE] He said that for a fight right back then; but he also sent Ward…

Comment by deanrw on 04-12-2016

[QUOTE=kafkod;16606573]That must be why these muppets keep posting the same schit over and over, in every Golovkin thread they see. They can't get no satisfaction.[/QUOTE] I know. It seems like a broken record LOL

Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 04-12-2016

war golovkin!!!

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