Canelo-Kovalev Draws Less Than Jacobs Fight
Canelo Alvarez’s return to Las Vegas can be considered a successful venture, but not as successful as his first foray into Sin City this year.
Alvarez returned to action on November 2nd in his first attempt to become a four-division world champion, knocking out Sergey Kovalev in the 11th round of their DAZN broadcasted main event inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Per numbers released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday, 10,005 tickets were sold for the Golden Boy Promoted card, for a live gate of $8,173,920 with only 1,643 comps for Alvarez’s light heavyweight debut.
Alvarez’s return to action drew less than his first fight of 2019, a much-anticipated middleweight unification fight against Daniel Jacobs that saw a live gate of $8,685,750 with 15,740 tickets sold for the T-Mobile Arena for a more hyped card that saw a media tour in New York. Los Angeles, and Mexico.