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Mike Tyson News: Tyson tixs Score 1st Round KO!

Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 @ 19:31:56 UTC by tysonian

Source: fightnews

Fans buy nearly 6,000 tickets in first three hours!
Boxing 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.

Marty 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.?

Tyson (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.

Co-promoter 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.


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