There are some big boxing matches looming on the horizon and as far as boxing matches they promise to feature plenty of action. The boxing schedule has some impressive boxers on it, and with matches going down at some spectacular venues across the country, there is always a fight to watch somewhere on the calendar. Be sure to stay tuned to Ticket Liquidator for all the upcoming boxing events as of course tickets for them, because you could be watching the next heavyweight champ go round for round with live and in the flesh.
If I asked you what sport the highest paid athlete in the world hails from, what would you say? Many of us would go for the big team sports: Basketball, Football, perhaps European Football; but we’d all be wrong.
The highest paid athlete in the world (according to Forbes and Sports Illustrated) is in fact American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. Still undefeated in professional fights, he has gained great respect to go with his ten world titles and lineal championships in four different weight classes. Over the years he has been named Fighter of the Year multiple times by different boxing organizations, and has won several ESPYs for Best Fighter. Currently the World Welterweight Champion, Mayweather is rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by many sporting news and boxing websites.
Mayweather’s most recent win was against Marcos Maidana in a televised pay-per-view fight. Billed as "The Moment," it was a welterweight champion superfight, held on May 3, 2014 in MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. On the line were welterweight (140-147 lbs) titles from the WBC (World Boxing Council), the WBA (World Boxing Association), and The Ring (The major boxing magazine). Mayweather won after 12 rounds by majority decision, which is when two judges vote for a winner and a third votes that the match was a draw.
And that of course set up what was a huge rematch, billed as "Mayhem." Mayweather vs. Maidan II, went down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Friday, September 12, 2014. Mayweather won via unanimous decision, with judges awarding two scores of 116-111 and 115-112. With last match coming going to the wire, boxing fans with tickets sure got their money's worht. Mayweather is still going strong, so if you're a fan of boxing stay tuned for his latest figth ticket.
And then there’s Manny Pacquiao, another major boxer in today’s rings. A Filipino, Pacquiao has quite the resume. In addition to having won ten world titles and being named the fighter of the decade for the 2000s, Pacquiao has been an actor, musician, professional basketball player, and even a politician, being elected to the House of Representatives in the Philippines. He is also the fourteenth highest paid athlete in the world.
Pacquiao’s latest fight was against Timothy Bradley, the WBO (World Boxing Organization) Welterweight Champion at the time. Also at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, this fight was called "Vindication," and was the championship fight for the WBO Welterweight title. Pacquiao was the stronger of the two fighters in a tough match and came out victorious with a unanimous decision.
Boxing is an exciting sport with tremendous athletes like these. If you’re used to the big American team sports, take a step outside what you know and into the boxing arena. Buy tickets for a boxing match, and experience the thrill of this ancient tradition. You’re sure to see a great fight, and may find out why these are some of the highest paid athletes in the world.
In recent years, some have intimated that boxing has lost a lot of popularity to the upstart fighting league Ultimate Fighting Championship, also knows as UFC, known for its caged fighting matches. While at its core UFC and boxing share the premise of two fighters squaring off to see who can beat who, that's about where the similarities end. Boxing matches are comprised of a series of three minute rounds, while UFC fights last much less time. UFC also has fewer rules and allows kicks, fighting on the ground and much more. UFC belongs to a larger grouping of fight sports called Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), which has been a growing sporting area in recent years and includes the Bellator fighting championship, Absolute Fighting Championship, Cagesport and more. If you are a fan of boxing then you will probably enjoy a UFC and MMA fight as well, so don't pass up a chance at tickets!
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