Matthysse-Ajose Actually Sold 377 Tickets, Not 2,439

by David P. Greisman

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has corrected the figures it released earlier this week regarding the Sept. 8 card featuring a main event of Lucas Matthysse vs. Olusegun Ajose.

That card sold just 377 tickets, not the 2,439 originally reported to members of the media. That latter amount had actually been the number of tickets printed, according to Keith Kizer, the commission’s executive director.

And the total gate from those 377 tickets was $65,675, not the $209,175 that had initially been reported to the media.

There were 810 tickets given away for free. Another 1,336 tickets went unsold.

The five-fight card was held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and broadcast on Showtime. It initially was to have been headlined by Randall Bailey vs. Devon Alexander, but Bailey suffered an injury in training camp. That put the Matthysse-Ajose interim junior-welterweight title bout in the main event.

Matthysse topped Ajose, winning by 10th-round technical knockout. The victory brought his record to 32-2 with 30 knockouts and 1 no contest, while Ajose suffered his first defeat and fell to 30-1 with 14 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 [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by El Angel on 09-22-2012

That's what happens when you pick a venue less than a month away from the fight.

Comment by larryxxx.. on 09-22-2012

not 370,not 375..but 377 ........damn

Comment by ddangerous on 09-22-2012

hate to hear that. I was REALLY surprised though when they originally announced those numbers. damn.

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 09-22-2012

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;12538432]Surely Matthysse would do better numbers in Argentina? 377 is terrible for a boxer of his calibre. Perhaps if he hadn't been robbed against Judah and Alexander he would have more appeal in the US. Bent judges cost…

Comment by BetterCallSaul on 09-22-2012

Bradley vs Matthysse Carlyle Leisure Centre - Feb 8th 2013 Ringside tickets £6.99 Hundreds of tickets still available!!

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