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Klitschko-Haye: 30,000 Tickets Sold in The First Day

New York—Waiting on a long line that was seemingly “a mile long,” according to Bernd Bönte, Managing Director of Klitschko Management Group, German fight fans purchased 30,000 tickets for the Wladimir Klitschko vs. David Haye world heavyweight champ ionship fight on the first day of sales today.

Wladmir will put his IBF, WBO and IBO belts on the line against the number two ranked Haye on June 20. The Schalke Stadium, a soccer venue, has a capacity of 60,000. “We are absolutely sure that the fight will be sold out very soon,” said Boente.

The Veltins-Arena is the home field of German Bundesliga 04 Soccer Team.

“I always wanted to fight in a soccer stadium in front of such a big crowd. Now, this dream comes true,” said Klitschko. “Once I attended a Schalke match myself and since then I have not forgotten

these fantastic fans that supported their team constantly for 90 minutes. I am sure June 20 will be an unforgettable night for all of us.”
The fight will be broadcast worldwide. In Germany hosting channel will be RTL, HBO will broadcast the fight in the US and Setanta covers in the UK.
Klitschko, who hails from Kiev, Ukraine and fights out of Germany, has a ring record of 52-3, with 46 victories coming by way of knockout. Haye, who is a native of London, England, has a 22-1 record with 21 KO’s.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Tobi.G on 04-20-2009

[QUOTE=boxasmash;5097121]europe = soccer, rugby league, rugby union , golf, f1, tennis, boxing[/QUOTE] But in germany nobody cares about rugby or golf. I feel germany is like this: Soccer>F1>Boxing

Comment by jrStokie on 04-19-2009

[QUOTE=GetSumBrah;5097093]what else do they got brah? soccer & unexciting overrated heavyweight boxers. The U.S. could care less about boxing. Boxing is like 5th or 6th in the totem pole. We got NFL,NBA,MLB,MMA,GOLF,TENNIS,NASCAR. So much more things to do & support…

Comment by Banderivets on 04-18-2009

[QUOTE=GetSumBrah;5097161] Sports in america dwarfs any countries.[/QUOTE] LMAO Get out of the USA for once and go see the world and see how big other sports are in other countries. North America has some of the most conservative sports fans…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 04-18-2009

[QUOTE=medium-deek;5098035]:lol1::lol1: Does anyone in the rest of the world knows who the **** any of these guys are?[/QUOTE] Madonna knows who A-Rod is after all she has sucked his......never mind.

Comment by Dave Rado on 04-18-2009

[QUOTE=FreshPrince;5098613]Ricky Hatton vs Juan Lazcano was in a soccer stadium. Around 56,000 people I think.[/QUOTE] Yes, and [URL=""]45,000 tickets were sold on the first day[/URL] for that fight. Still it's the fastest selling [B]heavyweight [/B]fight for a long time.

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