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Old 09-17-2012, 08:59 AM   #16
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Sometimes the cheaper tickets are the best.

I've paid 35/40 for tickets in Belfasts Ulter Hall for Pro fights before. It was only a year or so ago I went to an amateur event there and was sitting on the tiered seats on the stage and realised these were much better to see.

Same idea at the Kings Hall in Belfast, I've paid 35 for a seat and 80 and the 35 where much better.

I managed to get Ringside for Khan v Barrera a few years back and when I checked the price for basically the same seats for Khans next fight (Kotelnik for the title) they were literally almost x10 the price against Barrera!

If you checked the tickets for Haye v Chisora as well it was a joke. For example there was 500 difference to sit one seat forward! ie Front of the 500 seats + 1 row = back row of the 1000 section. I went for the 100ish ones lol.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:24 AM   #17
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Quote:
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Know it sounds funny But I just can't stand the pain Girl I'm leaving you tomorrow
Lionel did you ever cover 'That joke isn't funny any more'?
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:19 AM   #18
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Hello, is it an overdone shite joke your looking for?

Boxing does seem very overpriced, but at the same time I always saw it as the fact boxers dont fight as often as other athletes compete in their sports, as well as there being a need to pay the card top to bottom.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:49 PM   #19
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it is expensive , but i think what the boxers go through it is very under priced,
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:24 PM   #20
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Know it sounds funny But I just can't stand the pain Girl I'm leaving you tomorrow
Hahahahahaha

I've been quite lucky over the past year or so, getting a few free tickets thrown my way, So haven't really noticed the prices go up. 200 does seem very pricey, ticket admin charges are a joke , just money for middle men!
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:24 PM   #21
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its expensive considering you can watch it for next to nothing at home and get a better view
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:53 PM   #22
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The best seat is always most of the time in you're house.

I will not attend any boxing shows, unless i get ringside seats as close as possible to the action. Even then, people making noise, possibly rubbing shoulders with the person sitting next to me will piss me off.

I enjoy watching boxing on TV, listening to the commentary and pundits analysing things.

I like to get up and get a drink, or something to eat. Wonder around my living room or pace up and down, when i am watching a fighter who i passionately support.

I honestly think most sports are shit as a spectator, in a crowd with a shit view.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:03 PM   #23
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Depends how you look at it I suppose. You can go to most shows and get decent seats for 50 or 60 quid. That's for five or six hours of boxing, depending on the size of show of course. Compare that to 60 odd quid for ninety minutes of football or 100 to be miles back at the cricket and I don't think it's too bad. Obviously 200/300 sheets is shocking to be fair can't believe you pay it
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:18 PM   #24
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The casuals who only go for the main event then moan if it finishes early especialy if they have missed a great undercard make me laugh.I have have had a good time at most fights i have been too,but it does get expensive with travel and hotels but it`s worth it for nights like Froch - Bute
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:29 PM   #25
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I think its fair considering how a boxer lives and trains for a relatively short career with zero coming after its over. Plus they are putting there lives on the line unlike football, cricket, golf, tennis etc.
Also how much does it cost to watch a premier football game or a wimbledon tennis match? im betting just as much.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:38 PM   #26
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I think it's dear, yeah.

For me, you can't beat a few of your mates round, few tinnies, pizzas and then into town for a few before closing time.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:58 PM   #27
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..but like with boxing u go to events every so often, it's not like your paying money every weekend following your football team up and down the country etc..

paying 30 or 40 quid for afew hours of boxing on a friday/saturday night u cant go to wrong, there's usually plenty of well dressed women too.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:02 PM   #28
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Don't pay it.

It's way too expensive.

Does more money make football better? No, it justs makes richer footballers

Does more money make boxing better? No, it justs makes richer boxers

Bottom line if there was no money, the best guys would still fight, the best guys would still play foootball.

Why? Cos its a great job compared to ours. If I could swap my job and salary for either profession (or any other sport) I would.

How to make this happen is to stop paying.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:17 PM   #29
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To be fair though, the price of everything has gone up. Got two pints for 9.95 the other day What a rip off!!! Chomp bars still cost 10p,how do they do it!

Has ticket price gone up the same as everything else? I was never going to fights before about 4 years ago. What sort of prices were tickets during say the 90's?
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:04 PM   #30
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It's a lot of dough for the average Joe.

I go to about 1 event a year purely because of how much it costs.
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