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My birthday is coming up and i figured it would be a good time to go to my first professional boxing match. Ive never seen a pro fight in person, though I've seen a bunch of amateur matches (and been in a few myself)
my question is what kind of caliber fight i can see? I live near San Fransisco will to basically drive anywhere in California to see a decent fight and i'm willing to spend about 150-200$ a ticket. Seeing how i have never been to a fight... is that enough money to see any fight worth seeing? Id like to see a fight with people i know.

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My birthday is coming up and i figured it would be a good time to go to my first professional boxing match. Ive never seen a pro fight in person, though I've seen a bunch of amateur matches (and been in a few myself)
my question is what kind of caliber fight i can see? I live near San Fransisco will to basically drive anywhere in California to see a decent fight and i'm willing to spend about 150-200$ a ticket. Seeing how i have never been to a fight... is that enough money to see any fight worth seeing? Id like to see a fight with people i know.

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Go see Israel Vazquez vs Rafael Marquez 3 on March 1. It's suppose to take place at the Home Depot Center in Carson California. If the fight does take place there I will be in attendance. $200 should be enough for a decent seat. Seeing a fight live is great. The best fight I ever saw live was Marco Antonio Barerra vs Kennedy McKinney at Great Western Forum in Inglewood.
 

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i'm sure $200 will get you a seat. just make sure you get ahold of ticket master as soon as they go on sale to insure the best seat available for the money. the Marquez/ Vasquez fight is pretty hyped so not sure how close a $200 seat will be. the best advice I can give is to get as close as possible for an amount that you think is fair. I paid $430 to see Taylor/Pavlik and it was worth every penny. I can almost garuntee the Marquez Vazquez fight will be worth it but that's the thing with boxing events, you can spend alot of money and your not garunteed anything. good luck.:thumbsup:
 

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check this out!!California’s beautiful Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula,
will be the site for the Saturday, February 9, 2008 World Welterweight Championship battle between Williams (33-0, 24 KOs) and 31-year old Puerto Rico native, and the #10-ranked WBO contender, Carlos “El Indio” Quintana (24-1, 19 KOs).
 

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do you guys know when either of these fights (williams v quintana or vasquez v marquez) tickets go on sale? i LOVE to see vasquez v marquez III, id probably find a way to make a little more money for that fight. either or though would be great for a first fight.

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A little more money and you get better seats..cheap is not the way to go I went to see Cotto-Judah in MSG and my aunt bought the tickets we were the last row no joke had to watch the fight through the big screen. I go to Panama alot, I love it there fights are cheap
Super-VIP tickets are around 150$ get to be the famous Panamanians/boxers I might upload all the pictures of the people Ive met.
 

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A little more money and you get better seats..cheap is not the way to go I went to see Cotto-Judah in MSG and my aunt bought the tickets we were the last row no joke had to watch the fight through the big screen. I go to Panama alot, I love it there fights are cheap
Super-VIP tickets are around 150$ get to be the famous Panamanians/boxers I might upload all the pictures of the people Ive met.

welcome aboard dan, what fighters you met bro?
 

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thanks,
Ive met Celestino Caballero (current wba superbantamweight champ) twice, the legend of Eusebio Pedroza, Roberto La Araña Vasquez. I actually have an apartment in Panama city that I stay when I go, Its about 15 minutes from Roberto Duran's house, a friend of Duran is my dads friend so we went to his house one time but Duran left like 5 minutes before we got there:mad: its all good tho Im pretty sure Ill meet him some other day:D

My father has met more ontop of what ive met hes met Floyd Mayweather Sr., Winky Wright, Mayweather Jr., and more. He met most at the Morales-Pacquio fight.
 

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Ive met Celestino Caballero (current wba superbantamweight champ) twice, the legend of Eusebio Pedroza, Roberto La Araña Vasquez. I actually have an apartment in Panama city that I stay when I go, Its about 15 minutes from Roberto Duran's house, a friend of Duran is my dads friend so we went to his house one time but Duran left like 5 minutes before we got there:mad: its all good tho Im pretty sure Ill meet him some other day:D

My father has met more ontop of what ive met hes met Floyd Mayweather Sr., Winky Wright, Mayweather Jr., and more. He met most at the Morales-Pacquio fight.
thats heart breaking missing duran dude,,,,,caballero is a good fighter and a freakin giant for a super bantamweight. id like to see him fight the winner of the marquez v vasquez trilogy but i think he'll be overlooked for a bigger name at a higher weight, maybe he could get the guy who loses. :dunno:

anyway, enjoy your stay here at boxingforum! hope to see you around. :)
 

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Going to a live fight blows watching boxing on television away. I never really understood just how fast Floyd was until I saw him live. The same goes for how strong Pacquiao is. The thing that sucks is that to really get the full experience you need to be on the floor level at most places. $350 would probably get you a perfect seat at Marquez-Vasquez III.
 

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hey meltdown, just wanted to let you know I believe tickets for Marquez Vasquez go on sale this week so if ya plan on going, keep checking ticket master.:thumbsup:
 

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seeing events live with a decent seat is fantastic. Thats why I love going to the Blue Horizon in Philadelphia. You may not always get the best fighters, but you get a chance to see some solid up and comers and some great action. Ive met Bernard Hopkins and Eddie Chambers there, Tex Cobb frequents the Blue, and many more...
 
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