Hopkins/Wright Tickets Selling Fast

Ticket sales are surging, with eager fight fans crowding the box office lines for this summer's match-up between two of boxing's most venerable pugilists, Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins and Winky Wright, in "Coming to Fight" for Hopkins' Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight title, July 21st at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada..

For Hopkins-Wright "Coming to Fight" over 6,000 tickets have already been sold. With a little less than a month to go, box office sales are already 35% more than what was registered for Hopkins vs Taylor II in July 2005, and 30% more than Hopkins vs Tarver in June 2006.

"It's obvious that the time of year for this fight has not been an impediment for true fight fans eager to see this match-up," said Richard Schaefer, CEO Golden Boy Promotions. "Ticket sales are outstanding as there is a lot of intrigue as to what is going to happen when these two great fighters face each other."

Tickets for Hopkins vs. Wright, "Coming To Fight" are priced at $850, $650, $450, $250 and $100 and are now on sale. Tickets are available at any Mandalay Bay box office and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (Smith's Food and Drug Centers, Macy's stores and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the Mandalay Bay box office at (702) 632-7580 or Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000. Tickets also are available for purchase at or

Hopkins vs. Wright "Coming to Fight" is for Hopkins' Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight belt and will take place Saturday, July 21 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. "Coming to Fight" is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Winky Promotions, and sponsored by Southwest Airlines, Tecate Beer and Rockstar Energy Drink. HBO Pay-Per-View will televise the fight live at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT.

Article posted on 27.06.2007

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