5000 tickets already sold for Froch vs. Bute in two days
By Scott Gilfoid: A little more than half of the 9000 tickets were solid in the first two days since the tickets went on sale for the May 26th bout between IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute and Carl Froch for the Nottingham Arena in Nottingham, UK. Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn sees the remaining tickets to be sold out in the next few days with still two months to go before the fight.
Hearn might be kicking himself for opting not to have the fight take place in an outdoor arena somewhere in the UK. Supposedly, Hearn wasn’t able to find a place in Nottingham where it could go forward for one reason another. However, what Hearn should have done was forget about putting the fight in Nottingham and aim for London at one of the large football stadiums there/. That way he could have possibly sold another 10,000 tickets. But now the fight is going to be sold out quickly but they won’t be able to take advantage of the extra cash that they could have made. If I was Froch, I’d be hopping mad about it because I’d want to get every penny I could. Oh well, that’s how it goes some time.
Perhaps it’s all for the best because a larger crowd would mean more people to see Froch in what is almost surely going to be an embarrassing one-sided loss for him against Bute. I want the guy to win so that it can set up some other big fights, like Froch vs. Andre Dirrell II or Froch vs. Anthony Dirrell. Those fights can’t happen if Froch gets whipped by Bute because it’ll be one more loss for Froch and he’ll likely have to work his way back to the top by facing some scrubs to try and get his confidence back.
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