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Mayweather - Hatton Closed Circuit Ticket Sales Nears 10,000 At MGM Grand

In less than three weeks, nearly 10,000 closed circuit tickets for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Ricky Hatton welterweight championship fight Saturday, Dec. 8 in Las Vegas, have been sold at MGM Grand. The mega-bout, whose 16,000-seat live gate sold out in less than one hour, will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO-Pay-Per-View at 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST..

Additional closed circuit tickets went on sale Oct. 1 at other MGM MIRAGE properties including Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Treasure Island, New York-New York, Luxor, Monte Carlo and Excalibur, and remain available. Tickets priced at $50 can be purchased at each individual property's box office outlets or by phone with a major credit card at 866-799-7711. For MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay venues, tickets also are available by visiting www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 702-474-4000. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person and all seats are general admission.

The fight features two undefeated welterweights with a combined record of 81-0. Mayweather, a six-division champion and boxing's pound-for-pound best fighter in the world, will face the British icon Hatton, a two-time world champion and universally recognized as the best junior welterweight in the world today. This will be the biggest match-up of two undefeated welterweights since the record-setting mega-fight between Oscar de la Hoya and Felix Trinidad in 1999.

Mayweather vs. Hatton is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions and supported by presenting sponsor Rockstar Energy Drink, and secondary sponsors Tecate Beer and Southwest Airlines.

Article posted on 08.10.2007



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