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Live Boxing: It Doesn't Get Any Better

Updated on August 26, 2016

Night at The Fights

Boxing at The  Casino features boxing, music, slots, drinks and much more on any given event. Especially in Las Vegas where anything can happen.
Boxing at The Casino features boxing, music, slots, drinks and much more on any given event. Especially in Las Vegas where anything can happen. | Source
Live Boxing: Up Close and Personal. Boxing is great on television but nothing compares to being there in person to see the blood,  sweat and tears that go into a bout.
Live Boxing: Up Close and Personal. Boxing is great on television but nothing compares to being there in person to see the blood, sweat and tears that go into a bout. | Source
Live Music Events at Boxing Matches are becoming more and more common. Nelly performed love at a Manny Pacquiao fight.
Live Music Events at Boxing Matches are becoming more and more common. Nelly performed love at a Manny Pacquiao fight. | Source
When Manny Pacquiao fought Antonio Margarito, rap star Nelly performed first in Cowboys Stadium. Then moments later the fighters entered the ring.
When Manny Pacquiao fought Antonio Margarito, rap star Nelly performed first in Cowboys Stadium. Then moments later the fighters entered the ring. | Source
Lennox Lewis knocked out Hasim Rahman in four rounds to regain the heavyweight championship after losing it in his previous fight.
Lennox Lewis knocked out Hasim Rahman in four rounds to regain the heavyweight championship after losing it in his previous fight. | Source

The Scene is Spectacular

Being live at the fights is amazing on so many levels. First off, if the fight is a major attraction there is no telling what events may take place wherever the fight is being held. Also, lots of celebrities show up to the biggest fights. Television personalities, movie stars, other boxers, singers, rappers, athletes, they are usually watching ringside. If you get lucky you might just get to meet them when they are inside of the casino gambling or getting drinks. Michael Jordan, Denzel Washington...the list goes on and on.

For Example: Manny Pacquiao fought at Dallas Cowboys Stadium and Hip Hop Artist, Nelly came out and performed live before the 'bout. Fights held at casinos have the added benefit of the casino but, usually live music is there along with famous people from, The World of Sports and Hollywood's finest show up at major fights. The atmosphere is electric when it comes to the fights. Ring entrances are also exciting as the fighters enter the arena to the song of their choice and sometimes explosions or other theatrics. It is not uncommon to have fighters have someone sing or rap them to the ring. If you sit at the ringside or at least near the ring, you will be able to almost feel the punches. When you see the blood and sweat flying from the boxers it makes you fully appreciate the effort that they put forth for each fight. If you have a ringside seat near the corners of the boxers your really gonna have a great time. You can sit close enough to hear the trainer tell the fighter his commands and see the expression of determination or pain on his face. Television can not do boxing true justice but, at the arena, casino, boxing gym or any other boxing venue you attend, the crescendo and build up heighten as the hours goes by. At home during prelims you watch them but, when your at the event it is almost treated as a true event with two men squaring up. These men match skills, defense, power, stamina and heart in a battle that shows the bare truth in the flesh when your live. Sweat and blood regularly splatter in the front row and I'm not exaggerating. Open workouts are featured for live fights as well as, the weigh in live the day before the bout. These events are open to the press and the general public. Even press conferences are held within walking distance of the squared circle. To be honest with you, I saw Zab Judah fight in Mississippi live at The Fitzgerald Casino and while there I tried to meet him. Not only did Super Judah have so much security around that you could not meet him but, even Teddy Atlas from ESPN was surrounded by body guards as well. Other than that, watching live is far more realistic and entertaining than what can be seen on the tube. The sweat, blood and tears that go into a professional boxing match is something to behold especially in person. Everyone who watches it in person instantly becomes a fan of the sport.

Plain and simple you get an up close and personal view of the blood, sweat and tears that go into an actual boxing match. It is entertaining to say the least on the tube but in person the crowd gets to truly see the pain and heart it takes to compete in such a hard sport. I have taken several friends to boxing cards and they were usually not fight fans. But by the time the show ended all of the people that attended became boxing fans.

Friday Night Fights Live With Teddy Atlas

Teddy Atlas calls fights live from ringside for ESPN. He is also a great trainer in his own right. Teddy like Howard Cosell before him, tells it like it is.
Teddy Atlas calls fights live from ringside for ESPN. He is also a great trainer in his own right. Teddy like Howard Cosell before him, tells it like it is. | Source

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Order tickets early to a live fight to get a discount. You can also check out different reservation options when you visit priceline.com. Also, If your ordering a Pay Per View make sure and split the cost with other people that are gonna watch it. You can also get friends and family to each bring drinks and food items to PPV shows to help cut down on cost dramatically. Live event tickets sometimes sell fast so get tickets as quick as possible.

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