New York City (August 12, 2015) – A new Madison Square Garden box office record has been set by the highly anticipated World Middleweight Championship Title Unification between WBA, IBO and Interim WBC Middleweight World Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, (33-0, 30KO’s), and IBF Middleweight World Champion DAVID LEMIEUX (34-2, 31KO’s) headlining the historic venue on Saturday, October 17.
A pre-sale of over 6,000 tickets established a new record at the “Mecca of Boxing”, shattering all previous marks for boxing events.
“The interest from fans in this middleweight title unification has been overwhelming,” said Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions. “Madison Square Garden has never had a faster pre-sale for a boxing event. With this high level of interest we strongly encourage boxing fans to purchase their tickets well in advance. We’re ecstatic at the response from the pre-sale and look forward to very strong ticket sales continuing throughout the promotion.”
“This record-breaking pre-sale only confirms that this fight will be one of the most exciting of the year as the best meets the best for middleweight supremacy,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Fans are thirsty for action and they know that is what David Lemieux and Gennady Golovkin will deliver on October 17 at Madison Square Garden.”
“It’s not a surprise and we are thrilled that tickets are going fast for Golovkin vs. Lemieux at The Garden on October 17th,” said Joel Fisher, executive vice president, MSG Sports. “Gennady has made a name for himself in New York – he has fought at The Garden three times and knocked out all three opponents. Between Golovkin and Lemieux they have a staggering 61 KO’s in 69 fights and we’re urging fans not to blink once the bell rings.”
Just announced, ROMAN “Chocolatito” GONZALEZ, (43-0, 37KO’s) will defend his WBC Flyweight World Championship against former two-division world champion BRIAN “The Hawaiian Punch” VILORIA (36-4, 22KO’s) as the exciting co-feature on October 17 at Madison Square Garden.
Tickets for GOLOVKIN vs. LEMIEUX are on sale now and are priced at $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50, tickets can purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.thegarden.com.
Golovkin vs. Lemieux is presented by K2 Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions in association with GGG Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management. The championship event will take place Saturday, October 17 from Madison Square Garden and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.