Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Floyd and 108,000 close friends show up Sunday at Cowboys Stadium
DALLAS, TX - Top Rank, Pacquiao vs. Clottey, and Jerry Jones have a lot of work ahead of themselves in the final 27 days to match the big weekend in Dallas where Jerry Jones just hosted the National Basketball Association All Star Game Weekend.
The NBA says 108,000 saw the game at Cowboys Stadium (JerryWorld). The fight will use the same seating chart as last night's game which means the floor seats and the first three levels of seats that could reach 50,000 seats.
The top cavernous section of 40,000 is not scheduled to be used.
One of the 108,000 plus seen in person admiring the big screen over the last three days was one Floyd Mayweather, Jr. You may fill in your own joke here.
Dallas isn't good enough to host his fight but he comes here for three days to do interviews to hype his next fight.
I don't see how Floyd would have been unimpressed with Cowboys Stadium. The first thing Floyd should have done was call Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer and say "I quit" or "You're fired!" Then get on his knees and crawl to ask Jerry Jones for forgiveness and to give him a second chance to fight in his incredible building.
Well, the under card of Pacquiao vs. Clottey isn't much. Humberto Soto vs. David Diaz for the vacant World Boxing Council Lightweight Title isn't going to cut. But other than that the promotion is going well.
Ticket sales have remained brisk as over 30,000 have been sold. Officials believe ticket sale could reach 50,000. Trust me that's not chopped liver and could keep Jones interested to bid on future fights to fill some empty dates on his calender.
Author: Matt Stolow'