Boxing is a full contact sport that consists of two people fighting each other with their fists, and with the exception of specialized styles, kicking is not allowed. Each match is broken into rounds, about 12, and can be won with a knockout, a technical knockout, or a tally of judges’ scores. There is no hitting below the belt, biting, wrestling, or striking with any part of the arm except the hand. Boxers are divided into weight classes, enabling them to be paired against opponents of a similar size and weight. The 17 weight classes range from minimumweight, weighing in at 105-108 lbs, to heavyweight, weighing in at 200 lbs and over.
As of January 21, 2010, Manny Pacquiao tops the Pound for Pound Top 10 list, according to Eastsideboxing.com, followed by Floyd Mayweather. Both men are up for consideration as “Fighter of the Decade,” according to HBO Boxing, along with Bernand Hopkins and Joe Calzaghe.
Much has been made of the prices and sales figures on the upcoming showdown between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Conor McGregor. Less than two weeks remain before the August 26th fight night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where Mayweather-McGregor hopes to break the sales record previously set by... Read more
Just over a month away in Pennsylvania, Farm Aid makes an appearance in today’s Market Heat Report, coming in at No. 9 in the daily recap of the TicketNetwork marketplace top sellers. The show, which features Dave Matthews and John Mellencamp as well as headliner and spirit animal Willie... Read more
by Erica LaCentra, Special to TicketNews There are a number of reasons why sales for the August 26th fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have slumped. Prices, even at face value, are astronomically high and purchase was limited to local pickup only, to name two (there are many... Read more
by Mike Giuffre, Special to TicketNews Limiting purchase capabilities through restrictions has never been an acceptable model in any retail based industry. That’s the core reasoning of why you’re now seeing a rash of stories about what was once considered a “can’t miss” fight of the century falling flat... Read more
A quick scan of the headlines this week shows a predictable narrative: tickets to the August 26th “superfight” between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Conor McGregor were snapped up super fast, and are now available at ridiculous prices in the secondary market. While the latter is true, the former is... Read more
It’s a football-heavy time for the TicketNetwork marketplace, as the worldwide one (aka soccer) continues to have hot-selling marquee events, and the American version starting to come on line with hot fall tickets already creeping into the rankings. Saturday’s International Champions Cup “El Classico” match between FC Barcelona and... Read more
Former Beatle and prolific songwriter Paul McCartney saw both of his Hollywood Casino (Tinley Park, IL) shows among the hottest in the land, with Tuesday’s concert at No. 13 and tonight’s at No. 10 in the Market Heat Report from the TicketNetwork marketplace. That said, the top of the... Read more
Monday was on-sale day for the highly anticipated boxing showdown between MMA star Conor McGregor and unbeaten legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. – so it should come as no surprise that the fight dominated the TicketNetwork marketplace on the day. Tickets for the event came in at No. 1, with... Read more
Today’s the day for those hopeful to catch a chance to see the much-hyped showdown between MMA star Conor McGregor and all-time great boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in Las Vegas, as the bout comes up for its presale at 1PM pacific for the August showdown. Other shows available include... Read more
It’s feeling awful European (or, rather, awful ‘everywhere but the United States’) these days, as the secondary market continues to be absolutely dominated by soccer, which took eight of the Top 10 spots in the daily tally on TicketNetwork. While Kenny Rogers remained at No. 1 with his farewell... Read more