FOR THE RECORD,
CHÁVEZ JR. vs.
WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
IS OFFICIALLY SOLD
Chávez Jr. vs.
Martínez To Become
Thomas & Mack Center’s
Highest-Attended Boxing Event
LAS VEGAS, NEV. (September 11, 2012) – This week’s Méxican Independence Day
weekend World Middleweight Championship event between undefeated World Boxing
Council (WBC) middleweight champion and Son of the Legend, JULIO
32 KOs), of Culiacán, México, and two-division world
champion and pound for pound kingpin with the matinee idol looks, SERGIO "Maravilla" MARTÍNEZ (49-2-2, 28 KOs),
of Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, sold its last remaining tickets today at
1:58 p.m. PT. Chávez Jr. vs.
Martínez will become the
highest-attended boxing event in the history of the Thomas & Mack Center
with 19,186 seats, eclipsing the Lennox Lewis vs. Evander Holyfield heavyweight
championship rematch, which previously held the record with 19,151.
“Viva Chávez and Martínez,” said Hall of Fame
promoter Bob Arum. “The last two
tickets were purchased just before 2 p.m. PT and our sellout has produced a paid
gate of over $3 million. How
appropriate that on the eve of the 20th anniversary of Julio
Chávez vs. Hector Camacho,
the Thomas & Mack’s fourth highest-attended event [17,972], which took place on September 12, 1992,
that Julio César
Chávez, Jr. surpass his father’s record in an epic fight of his own. Father and son will be forever linked as
two of the highest-attended paid boxing events in the building’s history. Naturally, the live pay-per-view
telecast will be available to all cable and satellite TV systems in the Las
“This is a celebration about everything that is great about boxing,” said
promoter Lou DiBella. “This is
obviously a fight that everyone wanted to see and thanks to Sergio and Julio
everyone will have the opportunity to see -- live on pay-per-view. I strongly recommend that boxing fans in
the Las Vegas area buy their tickets to the closed circuit screenings at Wynn
Las Vegas now before they sell out too.”
Promoted by Top Rank®, Zanfer Promotions and DiBella Entertainment,
in association with Wynn Las Vegas, AT&T and Tecate, the Chávez Jr. vs.
Martínez Middleweight Championship Event will take place Saturday, September
15, Méxican Independence Day
Weekend, at the Thomas & Mack Center, on the campus of the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas. It will be
produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m.
ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
Remaining tickets to the Wynn Las
Vegas closed circuit presentation are priced at $70 for reserved seating in
the intimate Encore Theater and $50 for general admission in the Lafite Ballroom
at Wynn. Tickets are inclusive of applicable taxes and fees and can be purchased
by calling (702) 770-7118, through the website wynnlasvegas.com or by visiting
the Wynn Ticket Office (Friday-Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. PT / Wednesday-Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. PT) or the Wynn Concierge
(Daily: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. PT.)
The Chávez Jr. vs. Martínez world championship telecast, which begins at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT, will
be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to
more than 92 million pay-per-view homes. HBO Pay-Per-View, a division of Home
Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the
pay-per-view industry. Follow HBO Boxing news at www.hbo.com and at www.facebook.com/hboboxing.
Use the hashtag #ChavezMartinez to join the conversation on Twitter. For Chávez Jr. vs. Martínez updates log on to www.toprank.com, www.dbe1.com or www.hbo.com.
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