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Trinidad/Jones Tickets

NEW YORK, NY – December 8, 2007 – Tickets for the highly anticipated match between Felix “Tito” Trinidad and Roy Jones Jr. will go on sale Monday, December 10, Madison Square Garden announced today. The much sought after first row ringside seats will be available for fans to purchase via a special Ticketmaster online auction, beginning on December 10th..

Arguably the two top fighters of the past decade, Trinidad and Jones will step into the Madison Square Garden boxing ring on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 for a featured 12-round match up. Tickets for the premier boxing event range from $15,000 to $100.00 and can be purchased via Ticketmaster beginning at 12 noon on Monday.

The general public will have the rare opportunity to participate in an online auction to purchase ultimate ringside seats to one of the sport’s biggest attractions. Bidders can log onto Ticketmaster.com beginning at 12 noon on Monday to bid on tickets at the four top-level prices. Bids will be accepted until the auction closes at 12 noon on Monday, December 17th. In addition to the auction, Official Platinum Ringside seats will be available through Ticketmaster Ticket Exchange. Tickets for all other price levels will be available via Ticketmaster retail locations and the Madison Square Garden box office also beginning at 12 noon on Monday, December 10th.

"We expect this fight to be one of the hottest boxing matchups of all time," said Joel Fisher, senior vice president, MSG Sports Properties. “We're excited to bring this fight to New York area boxing fans, and via this unique partnership with Ticketmaster, the very best seats in the house will be available to anyone visiting Ticketmaster Auction or Ticketmaster Ticket Exchange."

Jones is an eight-time world champion, winning belts in the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions, becoming the first former middleweight champion to win a world heavyweight crown in over 100 years.

Trinidad is a five-time world champion with a stunning career knockout ratio of 80 percent that has won titles in the welterweight, junior middleweight and middleweight classes. He also holds the distinction of having defeated three Olympic Games gold medalists: Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, “The Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya and David Reid.

The event is being promoted by Don King Productions in association with Madison Square Garden.

MSG Sports Properties is part of Madison Square Garden, L.P., owned by Cablevision Systems Corporation, which includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); MSG Entertainment, which includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, and the Beacon Theatre; MSG Media, which is comprised of MSG and FSN New York; and the Madison Square Garden arena complex, located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area.

Article posted on 08.12.2007



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