Vargas-Mayorga Rescheduled for November 23
LOS ANGELES — Fans that have already purchased nearly $1 million worth of tickets to see a boxing match featuring “Ferocious” Fernando Vargas vs. Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 8 will now be able to put those tickets to use on the rescheduled date of Friday, Nov. 23.
Vargas’s doctor ordered him on Aug. 25 to not participate in the highly anticipated match’s original date to take the necessary weeks of treatment to correct an iron deficiency. Vargas health has already improved to the point he is “chomping at the bit” to get back to full training, which will occur in about three weeks.
Promoters of the event, Don King Productions and Main Events in association with Staples Center, worked diligently to find an available date in the crowded Staples Center schedule before deciding on the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend. The event will also be televised live domestically beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT at a suggested retail price of $44.95 and is being distributed by Showtime PPV.
Tickets remained on sale during the five days it took to reschedule the match. Astonishingly, undaunted boxing fans purchased over $16,000 worth of tickets during this time period—an incredible testament to the public’s desire to see Vargas vs. Mayorga.
Vargas (26-4, 22 KOs) is a two-time world champion and Mayorga (27-6-1, 22 KOs) is a three-time world champion. Their upcoming bout had been aptly dubbed “The Brawl” after a highly contentious confrontation between the fighters erupted at the initial press conference announcing the event in Los Angeles and again at a subsequent press conference in New York.
Tickets bought for the original September 8 date will be honored on November 23.
KO Corner News • Promoters • Don King • Main Events • Fernando Vargas • Ricardo Mayorga