Boxing Tickets

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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One of the selling points of boxing tickets is that they entitle their holders to an entire "card's" worth of fighting. Unlike other sports tickets that grant their purchasers access to a single event such as a hockey game or a round of golf, boxing tickets allow fans to watch seven, eight, nine, or 10 fights at a stretch. Such a feast can prove to be a bit too much, or it can be a boxing fan's dream come true.

The reality of boxing is that, by and large, fans are there to see the heavyweight fights. There are always a few middleweights, such as Hector Camacho or Shane Mosley, who manage to capture the spotlight and steal it away from the heavy hitters. For the most part, however, fans of these weight classes are long-time boxing die-hards who were reared on the sport and appreciate its finer points.

A Flurry of Fights

With their all-access admission, boxing tickets command premium prices, especially when championship bouts are on the card. It's not uncommon for ringside seats to a sold-out fight in Vegas or Atlantic City, two of the leading fight venues in the nation, to garner several thousand dollars. Typically, promoters and resorts reserve these for celebrity guests or big-time gamblers with money burning holes in their pockets. For everyone else, tickets further from the action will be available, though sometimes online ticket agencies can end up providing some of the best seats in the house, for those who are lucky enough to find them.

It's also fairly common for the best fights to be the least-promoted ones, perhaps between two relative unknowns who are battling for supremacy at a lighter class such as flyweight or welterweight. Oftentimes, two undefeated combatants at that level will meet up on a championship card. The ticket-holder may come to see Evander Holyfield or Lennox Lewis, then go home raving about the brutal bantamweights who stole the show.

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