Ticket Alert: Ruiz-Ortiz

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday for the heavyweight showdown between former unified champion Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. and longtime contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz taking place on September 4 during Labor Day Weekend from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and headlining a FOX Sports PBC pay-per-view event.

Pre-sale tickets are available TOMORROW beginning at 10 a.m. PT until 10 p.m. PT through AXS.com with the code: BOXING or CRYPTO.

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    • Rwb. I DO know! It’s a firm not getting my money.

      *Unless they somehow go 90’s Don King and give us 3 or 4 other fights of interest.

  • Another Bullshit PPV brought to you by the gray haired, grease ball, Alfred Haymon. Can’t wait to see the undercard! Thanks for nothing Al. With the economy the way it is, I see why putting 2 fattys on PPV makes sense. Can’t this bag negotiate a TV contract of some kind?

    • You need to understand the economics of boxing to understand why PPVs are necessary. Although I highly disagree with PBC’s business model, this is not a greed play by Haymon. The only networks paying for fights are DAZN and ESPN. Unfortunately, they are both locked into exclusive contracts with Matchroom and Top Rank. PPV is the only model that works to present this type of fight – with two quality Heavyweights – otherwise, nobody would be able to see it. It’s the only way to recoup the production costs of the telecast, which Hayman must front (250k) and provide the boxers with a potential upside in addition to their purse. I’ll stick up for Haymon on this one and state with fact that he is not making any money for making this a PPV. He’s actually risking losing money should revenues not exceed the production costs. Personally, I think this is an intriguing match-up that I don’t mind paying to see.

      • I agree with you Dennis… this a fantastic match up! I’ve been wanting to see these two go at for a while. Looking forward to it!

    • He’s going to take us the fans for dumb cashcows till he dies wich i doesn’t wish him..

    • Thanks for nothing Al? How about you go through the effort to throw us a heavyweight Boxing show and give it to us for free?

  • I pick Ruiz, Jr. (Ruiz) IF he maintains his Snickers journeys, journeys to the dinner table and journeys to fiestas.

  • This would have been a good fight a couple years ago. Right now both fighters are coming off poor fights and Ortiz has been overlooked until the end of his career. I still dont know if Andy can beat him, but it comes off as looking for a named fighter whos safe.

  • The easiest way to eliminate these PPV cash grabs is not to buy them.

  • I’m honestly excited about this match up. I can’t imagine it won’t be interesting and entertaining regardless of the outcome.

  • Ticket Alert ?! Who cares, one is too old and the other one is not dedicated enough..

  • PBC are doing the same thing Don King did in the 80’s when The Ring said he ‘recycled heavyweights’.

  • Can’t wait to see this. Been waiting to see this. I’m debating on if I want to go. If I don’t go to this I’m definitely ordering the PPV!

  • “…headlining a FOX Sports PBC pay-per-view event.”
    – Thank you, again, Amazon Firestick.

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