Mayweather-Canelo Fight Is SOLD OUT

BY The Sweet Science ON June 27, 2013






LOS ANGELES, June 26, 2013 - As soon as the September 14 showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez was announced, it became the biggest fight of 2013 and the hottest ticket in town. How hot? Less than 24 hours after going on sale on Tuesday, every ticket to the highly anticipated fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena was sold, confirming that when it comes to "THE ONE," which will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV, the entire world will be watching.

In response to the rapid live gate sellout, Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions, Canelo Promotions and MGM Resorts International are pleased to announce that six MGM Resorts properties will host live closed circuit telecasts of "THE ONE." Properties showcasing the event include ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo and New York-New York.

General admission tickets for the closed circuit telecasts are priced at $100, not including handling fees, and will be available for purchase at each individual property's box office outlets and also will be available for purchase by phone with a major credit card at 866-799-7711. Closed circuit ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. Tickets also will be available through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at Tickets for closed circuit viewing at MGM Grand go on sale Friday, June 28 at 3:00 p.m. ET/Noon PT. Information regarding availability of closed circuit tickets at the five other properties will be announced in the near future.

"This sell out doesn't surprise me because this is what happens when the best fights the best," said Mayweather. "I want to thank all the fans for their support. They're going to see a hell of a show on September 14, whether it's at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, on closed circuit in Las Vegas or on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View."

"Thank you to everyone who bought tickets to this event," said Alvarez. "I know I will have plenty of support in the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14. This is the biggest night of my career, I will be at my best for it and I will win."

"We're truly excited that the fans have spoken," said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. "This is a tremendous fight and the quick sellout is another indication that this is the fight fans want to see. Both fighters thank the fans for their tremendous support."

"The demand for tickets, even before they went on sale, was unprecedented," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "This is the fight the world wanted, we gave it to the fans, and they responded. September 14 will be the biggest night boxing has seen in years. We urge fans to get their closed circuit tickets before they sell out as well!"

"THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO," a 12-round fight for Canelo's WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Super Welterweight World Championships and Mayweather's WBA Super Welterweight Super World Championship taking place Saturday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona, O'Reilly Auto Parts and Valvoline. The mega-event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The event can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP).

Comment on this article

Carmine Cas says:

No surprise here

amayseng says:


Good for boxing.

Now bring the PPV price down to earth.


SouthPaul says:

Nothing too unique here.... Scalpers always buy out these mega events.

TSS should do a piece on boxing minimum wage. Do an article on how one of the most wealthiest fight cards this year will still be paying some of it's employees a measly poverty wage. Try to make sense of how some boxers participating on this card won't even able to afford a room at the MGM Grand Hotel Casino. Swirl that around your mind wash rinse laundry style, boxing fans.

Radam G says:

C'mon, SP! Those rooms are for the big ballers, shot callers, high rollers, high-risk gambling players and five-thousand-a-night stayers. The prelim fighters -- with no hookup -- don't get expense money and free rooms. That is the bounce of the ball. From heaven, freebies and money doesn't fall. Holla!

amayseng says:

Those big money rooms are for guys like RG

come on SP you know better.

RG im still awaiting that family business job offer !

Radam G says:

Hehehehe! Funny! Funny, amayseng! "Watch what you wish, you may get it," said Buddha. Holla!

SouthPaul says:

Lmfao@ all the big balling, high rolling comments (including Deep's cigar reference) but I ain't even talking up suites. MGM is offering a room right how they all the petite king. 350 square feet ....most certainly a notch above the standard but by no means Swiss Banker status stay. If you stayed in this room from Friday they fight night Saturday...checking out Sunday morning all bruise and lumped up.... Your bill for the room alone is going to be in the gouging neighborhood of over 1,400. So if you're a fighter on the non televised card ...saying making 3 g's....half your earnings is now gone. Anyhow, y'all are smart boxing brethren .... You can figure it out....but just find it filthy digusting myself.

It ain't just a simple bounce of a ball.... More like someone gabbing the ball and traveling his *** not only across the court but out of the arena...straight back to his Swiss banking cronies to make a deposit with some heavy duty boxing loot.

Radam G says:

SP, there are some generous peeps in Sin City. First, half of the money of those prelim fighters will be taken by their teams. With all that said, they will be able to bunk in bootlegged gyms and regular ones for about 75 bucks per night. And even low-budget ladies of the night will be giving 'em a hook up in a off-strip, roach-and-rat filled motels. A few of the low-budget fighting fighters will even get a hook up at that roach hotel where OJ Simpson was busted for stealing his own syet. OMG! Hehehehe!

Broke fighters always find a way to be a part of an important day. Everybodee and dey momma get a piece of the action. Holla!

SouthPaul says:

Lmfao@ the OJ comment. I'm in Vegas today. Just came up from the Luxor pool. 113f in this bitch.

Radam G says:

BTW, a BIG WELKOME to The TSS One-Thousand-Post Club, SouthPaul! You are a real playa! Hehehe! Holla!

SouthPaul says:

I'll have to keep that in mind for next time, Deep, am already back home. Short 2 day stay which is actually plenty enuff in a playground like Vegas. Fun place to visit but also a great place to leave in the rearview.

Thanks, Radam. Kinda fitting since I rolled the TSS odometer while in the Mecca of Boxing. Cruised in around 2:30 am of the first things I see glowing in the bright neon lights was a hugggge billboard draping the MGM declaring it home of Floyd MAyweather. Good look!

Raiders says:

You think Floyd could do a non ppv on CBS , and command Super Bowl advertising prices ? A half million for 30 sec commercial? If it is all possible gift the masses with a " free fight" and help. The sport of boxing. Just a dream I suppose it would never happen.

I was reading that those dramas that are on CBS cost 60 million dollars a season TV networks throw around pallets of money like nothing,Fox gave ufc like 580 million and they barely get more the boxing on NBC. I think Khan-Mayweather could be possible, if they could do 15 million at the gate and 5 million in other fees, I think it would be possible, a number cruncher could make it work once for sure.

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