Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Shane Mosley Suggests Below Average Ticket Sales For Mayweather-Marquez

Floyd "Money" Mayweather doesn't seem to be the big draw he is always claiming himself to be. Shane Mosley, a partner of Golden Boy Promotions, has recently hinted that ticket sales for the Mayweather-Marquez bout are below average. You can read the full article about the ticket sale drama at the link below:

Compare this to the Cotto-Pacquiao fight/ticket sales; only 24 hours after the fight was officially announced, the place where the fight is to be held was virtually sold out; only 1,000 or so tickets were available.

Floyd Mayweather's skills inside the boxing ring cannot be denied - but his drawing power needs to be questioned.

Whether you like, or dislike Floyd Mayweather Jr. shouldn't matter in this instance; this is a boxing problem. Bad ticket sales (if true) reflect on the popularity of the sport. Floyd Mayweather has been absent for nearly two years. He's making a comeback to fight one of the sport's best - so ticket sales shouldn't be as bad as rumored.

There are a lot of things wrong with the sport of boxing, which I'll expand on some other time. But let's just hope Mayweather and Marquez put on a memorable boxing show, for the sake of the sport.

1 comment:

Raine Lee said...

You should also grab Chavez vs Martinez Tickets for their September 15 fight! It would really be a very interesting fight.