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Ali-Frazier Revisited? Tix for Mayweather-Maquez on Sale Today

by on May.22, 2009, under Boxing News, Press Releases

LOS ANGELES, MAY 22 — On March 8, 1971, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali engaged in the “Fight of The Century”, a 15 round war that will forever be remembered in the annals of boxing history.  On July 18th, Floyd Mayweather and Juan Manuel Marquez will do their best to create their own “Fight of The Century” for the new millennium.  While the talent, determination and high stakes are all in place, there are even more parallels, as we can trace Mayweather and Marquez to Frazier and Ali.

 How, you might ask?

 Floyd Mayweather fought Oscar De La Hoya, who fought Hector Camacho, who fought Sugar Ray Leonard, who fought Thomas Hearns, who fought Iran Barkley, who fought Trevor Berbick, who fought Larry Holmes, who fought Muhammad Ali, who fought Joe Frazier.
 

Juan Manuel Marquez fought Manny Pacquiao, who fought Oscar De La Hoya, who fought Bernard Hopkins, who fought Roy Jones Jr., who fought John Ruiz, who fought Evander Holyfield, who fought Mike Tyson, who fought Larry Holmes, who fought Muhammad Ali.

 

Nine degrees of separation…or the precursor to a historic night?

 

Tickets priced at $1,000, $750, $600, $300 and $150, not including applicable service charges, go on sale today, Friday, May 22 at 10 a.m. PT.  Ticket sales at $1,000, $750, $600 and $300 are limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $150 are limited to two (2) per person, with a total ticket limit of 10 per person.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800)745-3000.  Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Mayweather vs. Marquez: “Number One/Numero Uno,” is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions in association with Marquez Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and Southwest Airlines.  The 12-round bout will take place July 18th at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada and televised live on HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.

The Mayweather vs. Marquez pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, has a suggested retail price of $49.95, will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and will be available to more than 71 million pay-per-view homes.  The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD.  HBO Pay-Per-View®, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry.  For Mayweather vs. Marquez fight week updates, log on to www.hbo.com

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