Tickets for the Highly Anticipated Rematch for the Middleweight World Championship on November 20 are being “gobbled up.”
Atlantic City – On Saturday, November 20, at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and leading into Thanksgiving Day weekend, reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (45-2-2, 24 KO), will defend his title against Paul “The Punisher” Williams (39-1, 27 KO) in a rematch of their December 5, 2009 slugfest which had both fighters knocked down in round one and Williams winning by majority decision after twelve action-packed back-and-forth rounds.
Tickets, priced at $400, $200, $100 and $50, went on sale this past Friday, September 24, and the initial response in sales is an indication Martinez-Williams II is on its way of being a very “hot ticket” for the fans, with over a “scorching” $450,000 in ticket sales as of today.
Tickets are available in all price ranges at the Boardwalk Hall box office, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or on-line at Ticketmaster.com.
“Paul and Sergio, two of the best fighters in the world today, fighting each other on the Jersey shore is the biggest fight in boxing this year,” stated Dan Goossen. “We’ve always said, give the fans fights they want to see and they’ll be there.”
Goossen Tutor Promotions and DiBella Entertainment in association with Caesars Atlantic City and Corona are presenting this evening of world championship boxing Martinez vs. Williams II, which will be broadcast on HBO’s World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT.
In their initial clash, a “Fight of the Year” candidate, Williams knocked Martinez down early in the first round with an overhand right and Martinez returned the favor as the round was coming to a close, sending Williams to the canvas with a right hook to the temple. Both fighters seemed to come back with a vengeance inflicting their own punishment, after absorbing the punishment seconds earlier. In the end, Williams won on two scorecards (119-110, 115-113) and drew on the third (114-114) for a majority decision win, leaving all in the arena and watching on HBO clamoring for a rematch.