Mayweather-Guerrero closed circuit tix on sale Wednesday
Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and MGM Resorts International announced on Monday that the May 4 clash between pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. and two-division titlewinner Robert Guerrero, an event already available on the big screen in movie theaters nationwide, will be availble on closed circuit.
When Mayweather (43-0, 26 knockouts) and Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs) mix it up, there will be five MGM Resorts properties hosting live, closed circuit telecasts of Mayday: Mayweather vs. Guerrero, with tickets going on sale for those locations on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
The properties showcasing the event include Aria, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo and New York-New York. General admission tickets for the closed circuit telecasts are priced at $50, not including handling fees, and are available at each individual properties’ box office outlets.
They are also retrievable for purchase by phone with a major credit card at 866-799-7711. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. Tickets also are attainable through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Already announced was the fact that fans could watch the event from the comfort of their local movie theaters thanks to the union of NCM Fathom Events, Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and O’Reilly Auto Parts.
Tickets for Mayweather-Guerrero in theatres are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website.
Mayweather-Guerrero will be broadcast to more than 400 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network, although theaters and participants are subject to change.
Tickets to see Mayweather-Guerrero live at the MGM are on sale at prices ranging from $200 to $1,500, not including applicable service charges.
Tickets are limited to a total of 12 per person, with a limit of 10 per person at the $1,500 through $300 price, and two per person at the $200 price, and can be purchased through Ticketmaster by phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information, visit www.ncm.com or www.FathomEvents.com.
Mayweather, 36, will make his first-ever appearance on Showtime Pay Per View against Guerrero. It will also be his first fight under an agreement with Showtime that could have the five-division titleholder fighting “six times over a period of 30 months.”
Guerrero, 29, has been picked by Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya to defeat Mayweather. De La Hoya was dethroned as WBC 154-pound titleholder by Mayweather in May of 2007.
Owner of a 15-bout winning streak that includes nine knockouts, Guerrero scored two knockdowns during November’s unanimous decision over two-time 147-pound titleholder Andre Berto in his last fight.
On the Mayweather-Guerrero undercard, rising two-division titlewinner Abner Mares (25-0, 13 KOs) will challenge WBC featherweight titleholder Daniel Ponce de Leon (44-4, 35 KOs).
In addition, Detroit prospect J’Leon Love (15-0, 8 KOs), who is coming off last month’s unanimous decision over Chicago’s Derek Findley, will face former junior middleweight Gabriel Rosado (21-6, 13 KOs).
Also, Leo Santa Cruz, who recently vacated his IBF bantamweight belt to enter the junior featherweight ranks, is targeted to face Venezuela’s Alexander Munoz (36-4, 28KOs).
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