World Championship Boxing Tickets
Highest Attended Event: The Rumble in the Jungle Ali vs. Foreman (60,000)
Debut Event: George Foreman vs. Joe Frazier for the World Heavyweight Championship in Kingston, Jamaica, on January 22, 1973
Most Recent Event Date: December 8, 2018
Previous Venues: Madison Square Garden, New York; MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
World Championship Boxing TicketsFrom its beginnings in early 1973, HBO's World Championship Boxing has been widely acknowledged as a highly prestigious boxing event, frequently attracting top fighters and putting on legendary bouts that people continue to talk about decades after they’ve happened. Classic fights featuring Muhammed Ali, Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Manny Pacquiao were all part of the series’ illustrious list of events. Given the highly competitive nature of these fights and the charismatic personalities that have often been involved, World Championship Boxing events have regularly been able to draw crowds of tens of thousands to boxing meccas like New York City and Las Vegas, as well as to prominent international arenas in Japan, the Philippines and other countries. Find your tickets for World Championship Boxing and other boxing events at StubHub today.
Who are some of the major boxers who have participated in World Championship Boxing events?Legendary boxers like Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather Jr., George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Manny Pacquiao, Meldrick Taylor, Oscar De La Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard, Miguel Cotto, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Muhammad Ali have all participated in major events that were aired and sponsored by World Championship Boxing.
What are some arenas where World Championship Boxing events have been held?World Championship boxing events have been held at many venues across the world, including Madison Square Garden in New York City, the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Paradise, Nev., and the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.
What are some notable events that were aired as part of the World Championship Boxing series?World Championship Boxing on HBO has been the host of many of boxing’s most legendary fights, including the Rumble in Jungle where Muhammed Ali fought George Foreman for the World Heavyweight Championship on October 30, 1974, at the Stade Tata Raphaël in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo). Other famous events include the Thrilla in Manilla on October 1, 1975, where Muhammed Ali fought Joe Frazier in the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines; the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015; the event in Tokyo, Japan, on February 11, 1990, at which Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson, widely considered to be the greatest upset in the history of boxing; and the fight on November 5, 1994, in which George Foreman knocked out Michael Moorer to become the oldest heavyweight champion in boxing history.
Will World Championship Boxing be returning?After a run lasting more than 45 years, World Championship Boxing went on hiatus after the fight on December 8, 2018. The event plans to return in 2020. Be sure to closely watch the World Championship Boxing page at StubHub for updates on upcoming events.
What are some similar or related events to World Championship Boxing?If you're a fan of World Championship Boxing, you can find tickets to it and other major boxing events at StubHub. Events to check out include Premier Boxing Champions and Top Rank Boxing. You can also go to the StubHub pages of the various international boxing organizations like the IBF and the WBO. Lastly, StubHub’s general boxing page is another excellent place to get tickets to championship boxing matches.
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