Cotto, Mosley Ticket Demand Forsces The Garden to Open Mezzanine - $50 tix

NEW YORK, NY (November 7, 2007) -- With the original 16,000 tickets for "Fast & Furious" -- the November 10th world welterweight championship between superstars Miguel Cotto and Sugar Shane Mosley -- projected to sell out, promoters Oscar de la Hoya and Bob Arum and Madison Square Garden announced today that the upper mezzanine section are now on sale, creating an additional 3,000 seats ($50 each) to accommodate the ever-growing demands of boxing fans. This is only the second time since 2001 The Garden has opened the mezzanine for a boxing event.. Cotto's June 9 title defense at The Garden, against Zab Judah, ended the mezzanine drought, selling out the building in excess of 20,600 tickets. Limited tickets at other price levels are still available.

"Fast & Furious" is generating the same buzz created at The Garden hosted the legendary Roberto Duran-Davey Moore fight 24 years ago.

Cotto, the undefeated World Boxing Association champion and the pride of Puerto Rico, defends his title against Mosley, a four-time world champion in three different weight divisions, in the main event of "Fast & Furious" -- a four-fight pay-per-view extravaganza. Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, in association with Madison Square Garden, and sponsored by Rums of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Tourism, Paramount Pictures new film Beowulf, Tecate Beer and Southwest Airlines, “Fast & Furious” will take place Saturday, November 10, at the “Mecca of Boxing” Madison Square Garden.

Remaining tickets, priced at $750, $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50 and include a $4.50 facility charge, can be purchased at the MSG Box Office, TicketMaster outlets & TicketMaster phone (866-448-7849), and online at /

The Cotto vs. Mosley pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT, will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 61 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For your Cotto vs. Mosley fight week updates, log on to

Article posted on 08.11.2007

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