LOS ANGELES— Fans that have already purchased nearly $1 million worth of
tickets to see a boxing match featuring “Ferocious” Fernando Vargas vs.
Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 8
will now be able to put those tickets to use on the rescheduled date of
Friday, Nov. 23.
Vargas’s doctor ordered him on Aug. 25 to not participate in the highly
anticipated match’s original date to take the necessary weeks of treatment
to correct an iron deficiency. Vargas health has already improved to the
point he is “chomping at the bit” to get back to full training, which will
occur in about three weeks.
Promoters of the event, Don King Productions and Main Events in association
with STAPLES Center, worked diligently to find an available date in the
crowded STAPLES Center schedule before deciding on the Friday of
Thanksgiving weekend. The event will also be televised live domestically
beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT at a suggested retail price of $44.95 and
is being distributed by SHOWTIME® PPV.
Tickets remained on sale during the five days it took to reschedule the
match. Astonishingly, undaunted boxing fans purchased over $16,000 worth of
tickets during this time period—an incredible testament to the public’s
desire to see Vargas vs. Mayorga.
Vargas (26-4, 22 KOs) is a two-time world champion and Mayorga (27-6-1, 22
KOs) is a three-time world champion. Their upcoming bout had been aptly
dubbed “The Brawl” after a highly contentious confrontation between the
fighters erupted at the initial press conference announcing the event in Los
Angeles and again at a subsequent press conference in New York.
Tickets bought for the original Sept. 8 date will be honored on Nov. 23.
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