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Only 200 tickets remain for the Gatti vs Mayweather

08.04.05 - Only 200 tickets remain for the Gatti-Mayweather “Thunder & Lightning” June 25 showdown. The line began at midnight on a cold, rainy Atlantic City night. More Gatti fans showed up at 4:00 a.m. and by 7:00 a.m. “it was getting kind of crazy,” said the fan that was third in line and spent the night sitting in a beach chair on the boardwalk wrapped in a blanket..

By 10:30 a.m., the line had grown to over 150 people. The $1,000 ringside tickets were sold out by the time the third in line Gatti fan reached the ticket window. However, he did get one of the best pair at $750. “I was hoping to get ringside tickets,” said the overwhelmed fan. “I figured since I was third in line there would still be some left. I watch Gatti fight all of the time but this will be the first time I get to see him box in person. I got these two great seats and I’m going to take my girlfriend!”

Boxing fans continued to stream off the boardwalk, through the doors to the box office window well into the afternoon.

Arturo “Thunder” Gatti will put his WBC Super Lightweight Championship on the line on June 25, 2005, when he challenges boxing’s best pound-for-pound fighter, WBC #1 ranked contender Floyd Mayweather, Jr. The epic super lightweight championship showdown—“Thunder & Lightning”—promoted by Main Events and Top Rank and jointly hosted by Caesars Atlantic City and Bally’s Atlantic City, will take place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. HBO Pay-Per-View will broadcast the bout live, beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT.

Article posted on 08.04.2005



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