The Meccas of Boxing
Las Vegas' first professional boxing match was held in 1960.
The record for highest boxing attendance is 29,214 (Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney at Caesar's™ Palace on June 11, 1982).
The highest-grossing gate in Nevada boxing history is $16,860,300 for the second Lennox Lewis-Evander Holyfield fight, promoted by Don King. The bout was held at the Thomas and Mack Center and had an attendance of 17,078.
When Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali -- who were both undefeated at the time -- met in the ring at Madison Square Garden on March 3, 1971, the heavyweight championship bout was billed as The Fight of the Century. A massive crowd of 20,455 attended, 300 million watched on closed-circuit TV, and the gate grossed $1.3 million.
On Sept. 23, 1926, at the Sesquicentennial Stadium, 120,757 boxing fans -- the largest crowd in history -- gathered to see Gene Tunney square off against the Manassa Mauler Jack Dempsey in their long-awaited heavyweight title fight.
Since Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall was refurbished in 2002, Arturo Gatti has fought there eight times -- and all eight times, Gatti's fights have sold-out within hours after tickets went on sale.
|Floyd Mayweather Jr|
|Carlos Manuel Baldomir||TBD|
|Fight Night at The Tank||Sep - Nov|
|Jorge Armando Arce||TBD|
|Jose Luis Castillo||TBD|
|Juan Manuel Marquez||TBD|
|Marco Antonio Barrera||TBD|
|Miguel Angel Cotto||TBD|
|Oscar De La Hoya||TBD|
|Roy Jones Jr||TBD|
|World Cup of Boxing||Aug|