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Johnson vs. Gonzalez: Tickets Moving Fast in Lake Charles!

Ticket for Saturday's "Johnson vs. Gonzalez" Fight Night for Climate Change at the Lake Charles Civic Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, are selling quickly, as anticipation builds for the all-action light heavyweight shootout. "Most of the premium seating is gone," revealed event co-promoter Kerry Daigle..

"We've got a very limited number of ringside seats left; most of the front rows are gone. But the real surprise has been the number of blue collar boxing fans bringing their families out for a night at the fights. We've sold an amazing number of $50, $30 and $15 seats for this fight."

Boxing maintains a high level of popularity in "The Pelican State" and now that national promoters have begun teaming with local promotional outfits and bringing in world-class fighters, Louisiana has suddenly become a very viable option for top-level professional boxing.

Add in that former light heavyweight champion and main event participant Reggie "Sweet" Johnson has moved his base of operations and become a local celebrity and the recipe is there for a hugely successful event.

"The last thing we want to see is some kid going to his first live boxing event get turned away at the door," concludes Daigle. "We're advising everyone to get their tickets in advance to be certain they'll get a seat."

Tickets for the February 23 "Johnson vs. Gonzalez" Fight Night for Climate Change are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets and the Lake Charles Civic Center Box Office (call 337.491.1432) and are priced at $200 (Limited Ringside Seats); $125 (Floor Seats); $48.50 (Floor Riser Seats); $48.50 (Gold 100 Level Seats); $32.50 (Silver 200 Level Seats); and $15 (Bronze 300 Level, General Admission Seats). For more information, go to www.johnsonvsgonzalez.com or www.keeppunching.com.

Article posted on 21.02.2008



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