Tickets are sold out for this Saturday’s “Knockout Kings” featuring Canelo Alvarez defending his WBC Super Welterweight World Championship against breakout star Josesito Lopez, WBC Featherweight World Champion Jhonny Gonzalez defending his crown against former World Champion Daniel Ponce De Leon, former World Champion Marcos Maidana facing Jesus Soto Karass in a 12-round fight for the vacant WBA Intercontinental Welterweight Title and Leo Santa Cruz defending his IBF Bantamweight World Championship against former two-time World Champion Eric Morel.
Nearly 14,500 fans will pack the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the quadruple-header.
“We are extremely proud of our efforts to showcase the superstar talents of Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez on Mexican Independence Day weekend and the fans have responded by making it a sellout,” said Chief Executive Officer of Golden Boy Promotions Richard Schaefer. “This quadruple-header is just another example of Golden Boy Promotions’ efforts to bring the best and most exciting shows to our dedicated and loyal boxing audience. It is going to be a loud and raucous crowd in the arena Saturday night and one of these “Knockout Kings” might receive a $100,000 bonus for their performance too. I guarantee you it will be an electrifying night.”
Meanwhile, there will be apparently 19,000 or so paid fans, setting a Las Vegas arena record for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs. Sergio Martinez. Combined, that’s 33,000+ paid fight fans catching the fights in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Or so the dueling promoters would have you believe. Either way, it’s quite an achievement. Now if only they were smart, and had combined the cards into one truly spectacular event…