Spence-Garcia Trending Better Than Expected
The man behind this Saturday’s Mikey Garcia and Errol Spence Jr. battle for the IBF welterweight title sees records that can be broken.
Richard Schaefer told Boxing Scene following Thursday’s undercard press conference that tickets and pay per view sales are trending higher heading into the title showdown at AT&T Stadium for FOX’s first foray into pay per view..
“The impact of network television promoting an event, we’ve never had that before,” Schaefer said of the fight that may see 350,000 buys. “The movie theater ticket sales for this fight and the sales to bars and restaurants are tracking ahead of where the first Canelo and Triple-G fight were at the same time. Usually, when you see these things starting to build like this, historically, that means it’s going to be a home run. There’s clearly momentum. All of those things point in one direction. Can it do a million homes? At this point, I’d say yes.”
“We were tracking at over 30,000 [on Wednesday],” Schaefer said regarding ticket sales at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. “Compared to what other fights were, they feel very confident they’ll get a record crowd here. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we broke the indoor record for a fight in the United States?”
Per Boxing Scene, the United States record is 63.350 in the Superdome in 1978 when Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks for the world heavyweight championship.
Initial Report: Boxing Scene