In a somewhat ironic ticket packaging offer, the Barclays Center is selling a "Knockout 4-Pack" to the world championship fight that will be staged at the billion-dollar venue on March 9 featuring future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins (52-6-2, 32 KO's) and IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud (24-0, 19 KO's).
With purchase of the "Knockout 4-Pack", fans will receive four lower level tickets to the fight, four hot dogs and four sodas for $400 (plus fees). Sets of four and eight tickets are currently being offered under this deal. The card will also include a WBO welterweight eliminator between rising prospect Keith Thurman (19-0, 18 KO's) and former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (32-2, 18 KO's).
The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Don King Productions and will be televised by HBO.
Golden Boy is hoping this pack of four reaps better rewards than their other four promoted fights that were knocked out over the last few weeks due to injuries.
The light welterweight title bout between Danny Garcia and Zab Judah to be held at the Barclays Center on February 9, along with the entire card, was rescheduled for April 27 following a rib injury to WBA/WBC champion Garcia in late January.
Last week, heavyweight Johnathon Banks had to pull out of the February 16 rematch against Seth Mitchell in Atlantic City after breaking his right thumb in sparring.
The Devon Alexander vs Kell Brook IBF welterweight title clash to be held on February 23 in Detroit was also postponed last week due to a severely strained right biceps suffered by Alexander.
It was announced yesterday that a non-training related ankle injury to featherweight Jayson Velez has forced the postponement of his first title shot against Daniel Ponce De Leon that was to take place on March 2 at the Apollo Theater in New York City.
Hopefully the skid will end here for Golden Boy and the fans who purchase tickets.
Tickets for Hopkins-Cloud are on sale at Ticketmaster and are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center, located at 620 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.
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