beachbumbabs
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February 20th, 2015 at 5:12:09 PM permalink
I know there are people who've been waiting for this. Thought you'd like to get your tickets fast.
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Perdition
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February 20th, 2015 at 5:16:37 PM permalink
I have a feeling this will be just like De La Hoya-Trinidad in the fact that there won't even be public tickets. I hope there will be a sale but my guess is if you have any favors built up with MGM hosts, better start calling.
ThatDonGuy
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February 20th, 2015 at 6:02:46 PM permalink
Also get your hotel reservations in fast - prices are already at least double the normal weekend rate at some places.

I do wonder why they would choose Kentucky Derby Day to have a major fight; wouldn't there already be enough action at the sports books?
Johnzimbo
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February 20th, 2015 at 6:46:32 PM permalink
I already have comp rooms that weekend, but have no interest in boxing. I find the UFC fights more etertaining.
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February 20th, 2015 at 6:49:05 PM permalink
I desperately wanted to see this fight....................six years ago. Now you have two people past their primes, and sadly this fight will not live up to the hype. If both of these people could have gotten together when both of them were at the top of their games this would have been truly special. This just continues to show me all the things that drove most of the public away from boxing.
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February 20th, 2015 at 7:04:00 PM permalink
Quote: Gabes22

I desperately wanted to see this fight....................six years ago. Now you have two people past their primes, and sadly this fight will not live up to the hype. If both of these people could have gotten together when both of them were at the top of their games this would have been truly special. This just continues to show me all the things that drove most of the public away from boxing.



+1

I am a fan of the sweet science, and concur.

I watched Manny get beat a few years ago at MGM, and don't care to pay to watch it happen again.

I had been looking forward to it, but agree: the bloom is off the rose.
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February 21st, 2015 at 12:08:32 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Also get your hotel reservations in fast - prices are already at least double the normal weekend rate at some places.

I do wonder why they would choose Kentucky Derby Day to have a major fight; wouldn't there already be enough action at the sports books?



I think far higher than double. MGM was the biggest joke at 800 a night.
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February 21st, 2015 at 1:30:21 PM permalink
I assume this will be on Pay per view? Can you order PP in a hotel Room?
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February 21st, 2015 at 1:41:58 PM permalink
I was at the MGM for a major fight once (coinciding meeting in Vegas) and even happened to be on the elevator with one of the fighters. They had tickets to the actual venue available, a CC feed in a large room where they could put up big screens while serving food and drink (ticketed event), and some type of CC feed through the hotel television system they could assign to your room/suite/private party/whatever. Don't know about any commercial feed for surrounding hotels or competitors, I think they do offer PPV for an event and bill your room - at least I've seen things like that on the menu at places with control boxes where you can order movies or premium channels.
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February 21st, 2015 at 2:00:59 PM permalink
I was at MGM early on a fight night a few years ago...that is the last place I would want to be on any fight night. The factions supporting each fighter were parading around taunting each other and were pretty nasty about it. No, thanks...not for me.

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