Since virtually the moment that the great July 26 match between welterweight titleholder Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito was signed last week, I have been asked over and over the same question: How do I get tickets?
This is a big, important fight and I'm like the every other boxing fan: I can't wait for it. For many, buying the HBO PPV card won't be enough. Fans want to be there live inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, which is going to rock with fans from all over, especially Puerto Rico (Cotto's home) and Mexico (Margarito's).
So, for those who want to travel, here's the information you've been seeking: Top Rank has announced that tickets will go on sale Thursday at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.
They are priced in six categories: $700, $500, $400, $300, $200 and $100. In my opinion, those are very reasonable prices for a fight of this magnitude. Sure beats the ridiculous $15,000 for a ringside seat to the January Roy Jones-Felix Trinidad fight at Madison Square Garden.
Tickets can be purchased at the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office and at Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith's Food and Drug Centers, Macy's West at the Fashion Show Mall and Ritmo Latino). There is a limit of eight tickets per person. You can also buy via telephone (with a credit card) by calling Ticketmaster at 702-474-4000 or MGM Grand at 800-929-1111. If that doesn't work, hit up www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.