13.04.05 - By The Brown Bomber: If you’re a boxing fan maybe you should. Over the past 3 years San Jose California has hosted a raft of top, up-and-coming boxers, and some very prominent ringside guests to boot. Where else but the “Capitol of Silicon Valley” can you see WBO #1 ranked welter weight prospect Jose Celaya box one night, and have autographs signed by Oscar De La Hoya the next? Of course, you could probably get the same experience in a major Las Vegas casino, but who can afford the normally 4-figure price tag for seats to a good fight? San Jose, with it’s average seats starting at $20 and ringside seats starting at $65, has filled the gap, and provided the top talent at budget prices that many boxing fans have been searching for.
Article posted on 13.04.2005
With 2005 only mid-way completed, San Jose fight fans have seen some pretty famous talent in the ring, such as, Montel Griffin, Mia St. John, Butterbean, and now on April 14th, Diego Morales, the younger brother of famed Eric Morales. On April 14th, the 34 and 2 Morales takes on former NABA world champion Alberto Ontiveros who is nothing short of a brutal and not to be missed at any price challenge. And for less than the cost of your wife’s last purchase of a “duvet cover,” you can experience the match first-hand. If that doesn’t spur you to open up your wallet, here are just few of the guests who have been on hand at recent matches: Shane Mosley, Ken Norton, Ray Mancini, Freddy Roach, Jim Lampley, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Andre Ward.
For this fan’s money you can’t beat San Jose for a boxing venue you will quickly learn to love. And you won’t have to put your wallet down for the count.
For more information on April 14th’s Morales match, or any other up and coming matches, you can visit http://www.millerlitefightnight.com/