LOS ANGELES (Aug. 14, 2009) –- Ticket prices for the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight world title fight between champion Vitali “Dr. Ironfist” Klitschko and No. 1-ranked Cristobal “The Nightmare’’ Arreola will start as low $25 when they go on sale beginning Saturday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m. PT
The historic 12-round fight will take place at STAPLES Center, site of Thursday’s packed-house press conference that included Klitschko and Arreola talking to the media about how they plan to win the Saturday, Sept. 26 battle.
It was mentioned on several occasions on Thursday that the tickets are priced right for the sports fan and that 70 percent of the seats are priced at $100 or less.
“We feel the tickets are priced right for the fans for a fight of this magnitude,” said Dan Beckerman, Chief Operating Officer, AEG. “We want to be sure all the boxing fans in Los Angeles have the opportunity to see this fight.”
Tickets can be purchased at all TicketMaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will be available at the STAPLES Center Box Office Monday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. Tickets are priced at $500, $300, $200, $100, $75, $50 and $25.
Klitschko, of Los Angeles and Hamburg, Germany, brings a record of 37-2 with 36 knockouts into what will be an exciting, hotly contested 12-round showdown. The dangerous-punching Arreola, of Riverside, California, via East Los Angeles, is 27-0 with 24 KOs.
Klitschko has been involved in the only two heavyweight world title fights to emanate from the internationally-known home of the NBA Champion Lakers, STAPLES Center. He is 1-1, but both matches were unforgettable. The first – against then- champion Lennox Lewis on June 21, 2003 – was a bloody, exhilarating slugfest that resulted in a hotly disputed victory for Lewis.
The world title fight, which will be promoted by K2 Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions, will air Live on HBO at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Doors will open at STAPLES Center on Sept. 26 at 4 p.m.
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