According to the C.S.A.C., last
weekend’s bout at the HP Pavilion featuring Robert Guerrero's tough 12-round
decision over Selcuk Aydin sold 2,891 tickets with 3,126 comps and had a total
gate of $209,422.
This continues a disturbing
trend with Golden Boy Promotions where more tickets are actually given away
than sold to their events. Do that too many times in one area and you will ruin
that market as far as ticket buyers are concerned. While I'm all for fights
being staged in the home regions of the fighters, you wonder if sometimes
smaller, more intimate venues should be utilized. Sometimes, the biggest rooms
aren't always the most ideal.
Also, it shows that just
placing a fight card in the proper region isn't enough. You have to actually really work that event and promote at a
grassroots level to create awareness in that area in the weeks and days leading
up to the day of the fight.
Yeah, promoting is actually
work and it takes time and resources.