Fights at MGM Grand
The MGM Grand is one of the most exciting places to see a fight. It hosts boxing's biggest fights of the year. As soon as you walk into the lobby of the casino you can feel the anticipation of the pending fight in the air. From the huge fight posters plastered all over the walls to crowds of boxing fans wearing fight t-shirts it's all about the fight.
The MGM Grand Garden Arena where the fights take place is huge. Its large size dwarfs the boxing ring so plan on spending more money on a ticket so you can sit ringside, on the floor or in the 100 level on the sides. If you end up in the 200 level or at the ends of the arena bring along binoculars or rent some at the arena or else you will spend the entire time having to watch the fight through the big screen monitors. »
|MGM Grand Garden Arena,
Las Vegas, NV
MGM Grand Information
3799 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
MGM Grand Parking:
Free self-parking and valet parking.
MGM Grand Boxing Seating Chart:
MGM Grand Boxing (continued)
Tito Trinidad's first fight in Las Vegas, Nevada was against Hector Camacho on Saturday, January 29, 1994 at the MGM Grand. It was also the first fight card that the latest MGM Grand (formerly known as the Marina Hotel) hosted since it opened on December 18, 1993. In a fight of firsts Julio Cesar Chavez fighting on the same card was knocked down for the first time in his pro boxing career by Frankie Randall.
Four out of five of the top 35 highest grossing boxing gates in Nevada were held at the MGM Grand. The highest, Oscar De La Hoya vs Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 5, 2007 grossed $18,419,200.00. The fight sold out in three hours breaking the previous North American highest-grossing live gate record of $16,860,300.00 million in 1999 for the Lennox Lewis vs Evander Holyfield heavyweight rematch at the Thomas & Mack.
The three other top fights held at the MGM Grand were promoted by Don King and headlined Mike Tyson. Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield II on June 28, 1997 grossed $14,277,200. This was the fight where Tyson was disqualified for biting Holfield's ear twice. Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield I on November 9, 1996 grossed $14,150,700. It was the biggest upset of the year. Tyson lost to Evander Holyfield. Peter McNeeley vs Mike Tyson on August 19, 1995 grossed $13,965,600. It was Tyson's first fight after his 4 year prison term.
Most recently another fight at the MGM Grand made Nevada's largest grossing gates. Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez III held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 12, 2011 produced a live gate of $11,648,300 ranking 9th of all time in the state of Nevada.