“GGG” – Monroe Jr. A HOT TICKET IN LA!!!
Los Angeles, CA (March 18, 2015) Boxing Superstar GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN is Once Again is a Hit at the Box Office in Los Angeles with first day sales of over 2,500 tickets for his upcoming world title defense against #2 rated challenger WILLIE MONROE JR. set for Saturday, May 16 at the Forum.
“It’s very similar to GGG’s last fight at the StubHub! Center in October which sold out three weeks before the fight” said TOM LOEFFLER of K2 Promotions. “We had a tremendous response from the media at the press conference yesterday and the fans are thrilled that he is fighting once again in his new hometown of Los Angeles.”
Priced at $300, $200, $100, $60 and $30, tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, phone 1-800-745-3000) and the Forum Box Office.
Actual Ticket Link — http://www.ticketmaster.com/Gennady-Golovkin-tickets/artist/1916580
Loeffler continued, “May 16th will be a memorable night in the long history of boxing at the Forum and I strongly encourage fans to purchase their tickets well in advance.”
Presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Banner Promotions and the Forum, the event will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
World Boxing Association (‘WBA’), International Boxing Organization (‘IBO’) and World Boxing Council (‘WBC’) ‘Interim’ Middleweight World Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, 32-0-0 (29KO’s) of Los Angeles, California via Karaganda, Kazakhstan will make the 14th defense of his title against top rated challenger WILLIE MONROE JR., 19-1-0 (6KO’s), of Ithaca, New York on Saturday, May 16 at the Forum in Inglewood.
On February 21 in Monte-Carlo, Golovkin stopped Martin Murray for his 19th consecutive win by knockout, the most in the history of the middleweight division. This will be Golovkin’s second fight in Los Angeles, having stopped former world title challenger Marco Antonio Rubio on October 18, 2014 before a record setting crowd of 9,323 at the StubHub! Center in Carson, CA.
Monroe Jr. won the acclaimed 2014 ESPN Boxcino Tournament defeating fellow contenders Donatas Bondorovas, Vitaliy Kopylenko and Brandon Adams towards the title.
Most recently Monroe Jr. won a 10-round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Bryan Vera on January 16 in a bout telecast on ESPN Friday Night Fights.
Additionally Monroe Jr. comes from a great boxing pedigree, his uncle Willie “The Worm” Monroe defeated legendary middleweight Marvin Hagler in 1976.
Monroe is currently ranked #2 by the WBA, #5 by the WBO and #9 by the WBC.
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