Only 3,577 tickets sold for Fury V Wallin

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According The Sun, Tyson Fury’s fight against Otto Wallin created a very poor figure of 3,577 tickets sold. The fight on September 14th was at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the arena having a seating capacity of 20,000.

It works out that Fury sold under 20% of what the capacity is for the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Nevada State Athletic Commission released figures showing that just 3,577 actual tickets were sold for his bout with Otto Wallin.

The announced attendance was 8,249 at the event but it’s since been revealed that a good portion of these tickets ended up being free. Complimentary tickets were given out in order to bulk up the appearance of the crowds, especially for TV viewing and accounted for 3,898 of the people in attendance. The figures don’t entirely add up though when you add Fury’s sales on to the free tickets (making the total number at 7,475)

The ticket sales generated $999,722.50 which turned out to be less than the prize money that the victor, Fury, received for the fight ($1 million) .

This was Fury’s second fight for Top Rank with ESPN joining up to cover the event. In June, the Brit fought German heavyweight Tom Schwarz, a fight that many slated as a mismatch with Fury winning the fight by knockout in the second round. Some suggested that Fury was paired with Schwarz in an effort to make him look better than he is, something which fans nowadays, do not appreciate. It’s this, that could possibly be the reason for the poor tickets sales. Fans want to see bouts of quality and with the Schwarz fight not demonstrating this, its possible Fury isn’t providing the entertainment that boxing fans really want to see.

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17:52

Tampa Bay Downs

Lem Me Tel Ya To Win

He has won four times from 6f to 7f. A winner at 14-1 at Tampa Bay Downs over 6f on his latest outing last month, beating Resident. Expect another bold showing.

18:48

Tampa Bay Downs

Kalu To Win

Successful twice at 6f. Won on his latest outing when 11-10fav at Tampa Bay Downs over 6f last month, beating Minnesota Lucky. Another bold bid from the front beckons as he drops in class.

19:19

Tampa Bay Downs

Majestic Melody To Win

Won on his latest outing when 2-5fav at Tampa Bay Downs over 7f in February last year, beating Alfred The Great. The absence has to be a worry, but his stable is in form.

19:50

Tampa Bay Downs

Classy Of Course To Win

Successful twice at 1m on good ground. A winner at 5-1 at Tampa Bay Downs over 1m (good) on her latest outing last month, beating Don’t Fight by 3 1/2l. Expected to give another good account from on or near the pace.

20:20

Tampa Bay Downs

Speeding Starlet To Win

Winner of five races at 1m. Third of 7 behind Scarlet Bow beaten at 2-1 on her latest outing at Tampa Bay Downs over 1m in February. Having her first run for a new stable today, previously with Gerald Bennett. Goes well at this venue and a bold bid seems assured.

20:51

Tampa Bay Downs

Jais’s Solitude To Win

He has won three times from 7f to 1m 4f on good ground. Beaten 6l behind March To The Arch at 8-1 when last of 9 on his latest outing at Gulfstream over 1m (good) in January. Drops significantly in grade and it will be disappointing if he fails to make his presence felt.

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