Ibragimov v Holyfield A Hot Ticket.... In The US

HOLLYWOOD, FL, October 1 – Despite taking place halfway around the world at the Khodynka Arena in Moscow, Russia, October 13th’s highly-anticipated showdown between WBO Heavyweight Champion Sultan Ibragimov and challenger Evander Holyfield has become one of the sport’s hottest tickets - not only in Russia, but here in the United States, where fans have been clamoring for the opportunity to witness history in the making..

“This is going to be a historic event on many levels, and people are responding to that. We are extremely excited at the number of US fans that are purchasing tickets. It shows the magnitude of this event,” said Leon Margules, Executive Director of Seminole Warriors Boxing. “You’ve got a champion returning home to make his first title defense on his own soil, and you also have Evander Holyfield attempting to make history by winning his fifth heavyweight title, and he’s also doing it outside of the United States for the first time. October 13th is going to be a great night for boxing and we’re pleased with the reaction to this fight.”

Ibragimov vs Holyfield, which is presented by Seminole Warriors Boxing, Golden Boy, Golden Grain Promotions, Main Events, Yuri Federov Sports Lab, Real Deal Promotions and Sampson Lewkowicz in association with Nafta Moskva and the Seminole Tribe of Florida will be televised from Moscow, Russia via PAY-PER-VIEW, check your cable provider for local listings.

The Champion, speaking from his training camp in Florida, is also happy with the positive response this fight has received from his adopted home country.

“When I won the title I said I wanted to be a World Champion, and that means defending my title around the world,” said Ibragimov. “This is the first step of my goal, and it motivates me to know that I will not only have the Russian fans in my corner, but that my fans from the United States will be with me as well.”

Tickets for the October 13th card, priced from 300 to 75,000 rubles / $10 - $3,000 USD (with a limited number of VIP tickets available), may be ordered by calling +7 (495) 228-0418 or +7 (495) 643-1825, or by visiting or

United States fans wishing to purchase tickets to this historic event, which will see Holyfield attempt to win a record fifth world heavyweight title by beating the conquering hometown hero, Ibragimov, may be purchased by calling Seminole Warriors Boxing at 954-985-1155.

Article posted on 02.10.2007

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