BROOKLYN BOXING™, Barclays Center’s flourishing boxing franchise, had its biggest year yet in 2017, just five years after the venue brought championship boxing back to the borough. From major division unifications, to decisive knockouts, the emergence of new stars, and dominating performances by the pound-for-pound best, Barclays Center was home to many of the sport’s best moments of the year.
2017 BROOKLYN BOXING YEAR IN REVIEW – BY THE NUMBERS:
· 6 – number of professional boxing cards hosted at Barclays Center in 2017, which is more than each of the previous five years respectively.
– January 14, 2017: Badou Jack vs. James DeGale (Showtime)
– Super Middleweight World Title Unification
– Majority Draw
– Announced attendance: 10,128
– March 4, 2017: Danny Garcia vs. Keith Thurman (CBS)
– Welterweight Unification
– Split decision
– Announced attendance: 16,533
– April 22, 2017: Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto (Showtime)
– Welterweight World Title Eliminator
– Announced attendance: 9,118
– July 29, 2017: Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia (Showtime)
– Announced attendance: 12,084
– October 14, 2017: Erislandy Lara vs. Terrell Gausha (Showtime)
– WBA Super World Super Welterweight Title
– Announced attendance: 7,643
– November 4, 2017: Deontay Wilder vs. Bermane Stiverne (Showtime)
– WBC World Heavyweight Title
– Announced attendance: 10,924
· 66,430 – Number of BROOKLYN BOXING fans welcomed to Barclays Center for events in 2017.
· 16,533 – BROOKLYN BOXING’s biggest crowd ever, welcomed on March 4 for Keith Thurman’s victory over Danny Garcia. The event also set a record as the highest grossing non-Nets sporting event in venue history.
· 12 – Number of Brooklynites that competed in the Barclays Center ring this year.
· 1,350 – Combined number of punches thrown by Badou Jack and James DeGale on Jan. 14 in a Super Middleweight title unification bout that ended in a majority draw.
· 5.1 million – Viewers who tuned in to Thurman’s battle with Garcia in primetime on CBS, making it the highest rated primetime boxing broadcast since 1998.
· 3 – World titles up for grabs at 154 pounds on the Oct. 14 card. Belts went home with Erislandy Lara, Jermell Charlo, and Jarrett Hurd.
· 2:59 – Number of minutes it took for Deontay Wilder to knock out Bermane Stiverne in their rematch on Nov. 4, securing his 39th victory and 38th knockout – one for every opponent he has ever faced.
· $50,000 – Estimated cost of the Gucci polar bear fur coat Conor McGregor wore at Barclays Center in what was the Mayweather vs. McGregor World Tour’s only East Coast stop, which drew 13,165 people.
Barclays Center will begin its 2018 calendar of top-notch matchups with a welterweight title matchup between Errol Spence Jr. and Lamont Peterson on Saturday, Jan. 20. Tickets are on sale and available at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center.
About Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) develops and operates state-of-the-art venues and manages premier sports franchises, delivering dynamic content and experiences for audiences. BSE oversees programming, marketing, sales, and operations for Barclays Center; NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum; LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre; and Webster Hall. BSE manages and controls the Brooklyn Nets and its NBA G League team, the Long Island Nets, as well as the business operations of the NHL’s New York Islanders.
Barclays Center, which opened on September 28, 2012, offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,795 for hockey, and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and Parm Italian Restaurant & 40/40 CLUB by Tanduay Rum.
NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, reopened on April 5, 2017 after undergoing an extensive renovation. The Coliseum offers 14,500 seats for basketball, MMA and boxing, 13,900 for hockey, up to 15,000 for concerts, and 4,500 seats for its theater configuration.
With a focus on emerging businesses, BSE identifies and creates alliances, strategic partnerships and other business opportunities to ensure the success of its assets.