NEW YORK, NY (September 21, 2012) This past Saturday night, SEPTEMBER 15, in Las Vegas, Nevada, The Thomas and Mack Center and the MGM Grand hosted two sold out professional boxing events, which further proved that the sport is not only doing well, but also actually thriving in the sports community.
“With over 30,000 tickets sold for both events just a short distance from each other and millions watching around the world, these two promotions truly displayed how well the sport is doing” said Joe DeGuardia, President of the Boxing Promoters Association.
“Boxing remains a worldwide attraction. It’s rewarding that our sport continues to defy the odds and pull in fans. Congratulations to everyone involved in those two shows.”
The SHOWTIME card was their highest rated boxing event and the HBO Pay Per View numbers are expected to exceed 500,000 in this country.
Continued DeGuardia, “With the fans coming out in record numbers we hope and expect our broadcast partners to increase their support of boxing across the board, and further ensure that the sport of boxing will continue to thrive for many years to come. “
BOXING PROMOTERS ASSOCIATION
991 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
Ph: (718) 823-2000
Fax: (718) 823-6330
President: Joe DeGuardia