WBC heavyweight champDeontay Wilderwants a unification bout with Tyson Fury, but first the undefeated Wilder(35-0-KO34)must get past Poland’s southpaw Artur Szpilka(20-1-KO15). This could end up being a good fight, though the bookmakers do not give the smaller but fasterSzpilkaa chance in hell, his 15 wins by knockout shows that hedoes not intend to just fall down in the ring.
Though the 2008 Olympic champion Wilder may appear to be under matched in this fight, tickets are still selling well. A review of the Barclay Center’s ticketing site reveals that the arena is more than 90 percent sold out. Michael Alexander, Exchange Manager for the secondary ticket exchange TicketNetwork, reports that sales are brisk, “More than twenty five percent of sales are for tickets sold outside the tristate area.”
“The average ticket price has been at about $124, ranging from $25-$350 per ticket,”reports TicketNetwork’s Alexander.
Some in the industry believe that this fight will generate interest based on Wilder’s past domination of the heavyweight field. “This is an opportunity to see an undefeated heavyweight champion, an American, in his prime, on a journey to unifying the titles, at areasonable price,” saidDon Vaccaro, CEO of TicketNetwork, “this is the first heavy weight title fight in Brooklyn in over 115 years and puts the spotlight on Brooklyn as an entertainment center.”