Published: April 15, 2005
Fans buy nearly 6,000 tickets in first three hours!
fans flooded the box office on Friday purchasing nearly 6,000 tickets,
totaling over $650,000, in the first three hours of sales for the
CAPITOL PUNISHMENT fight card set for Saturday, June 11 at MCI Center
featuring two-time heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and the sensational
female champion “She Bee Stingin'” Laila Ali.
Wynn, co-promoter and CEO of Raging Promotions stated, We knew that DC
fight fans would turn out for a world-class boxing card. We are proud
we can bring these champions to the area.? Wynn continued, We thank
the fans for their incredible support today and putting us on a fast
track to a sold-out event and hottest ticket in town.?
(50-5, 44 KOs) will take on Kevin McBride (32-4-1, 27 KOs) while the
boxing’s most popular female attraction, Ali (20-0, 17 KOs), daughter
of the Greatest? Muhammad Ali, will defend her WIBA light heavyweight
title against Erin Tough? Toughill in the co-main event. The bouts
will be broadcast live on Showtime Pay-Per-View starting at 9:00 PM ET.
Darryl Stuckey of The Stuckey Group, remarked: As a businessman, Im
overwhelmed with our first day sales to this point. I knew this event
would be big, but selling more than $650,000 worth of tickets in the
first three hours is phenomenal.? Washington Sports and Entertainment
Chairman Abe Pollin stated, “We’re thrilled to host this event and
bring boxing back to MCI Center. Ticket sales are brisk and the
Tyson-McBride fight is proving to be one of the most anticipated events
in Washington in years.”
For ticket acquire information see newspost below.