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clapping.gif *****Attention Boxing Promoters*****Bring boxing back to Bridgeport, Connecticut!!! A special shout out to Don King for being the first, and always daring promoter to bring boxing to Bridgeport for the first time in the summer 2007! But this time maybe instead of HBO or Showtime where the tickets are more expensive, how about an ESPN Friday Night Fights? Unfortunatly the last couple of shows weren't promoted well enough on the local level. I mean I live in Bridegport and I didnt hear about those events until like 2 to 3 days before, and the other event(Olympic Boxing) I didnt find out till the day after! Forget Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos...bring boxing to harbor Yard Arena! Some boxing writer on this forum said that bridgeport isnt a good boxing town...but i beg to differ. I was actually offended. Harbor Yard Arena is a nice sized facility that can fit a maximum pf 10,000 people. I've gone to a few shows there including the Travis Simms event in July of 2007. Located in the heart of downtown. It would probably be easier on the promoters pockets when it comes to the site fee too? Put some latinos on the undercard and maybe put Chad Dawson or that Codrington fellow from Contender (both connecticut natives)and Im sure with some heavy promoting the place would fill! Is this a plea? Maybe for us poor folks who can't afford to travel to the Connecticut casinos, yes? But, hey Im a police officer in bpt...look I'll even offer to direct traffic to the event for free! Lol that's how much I love my city, and the sport of boxing;) I also do a radio show in Bridgeport, and I would promote the event heavily! Any boxing promoters out there reading this? Please respond forum mermbers and writers too! Thanks. rap.gif
D-MARV
I wish they would bring boxing to D.C!

PWill and Winky would have done decent numbers here. Paul Williams is popular around here and this is Winky Wright's "original" hometown. Oh Well!
King Eugene
Please bring a fight to Charlotte! Hell even Atlanta will do...I dont mind traveling there!
mrwigi
QUOTE(damarvelous1 @ Apr 8 2009, 07:03 PM) [snapback]431060[/snapback]
I wish they would bring boxing to D.C!

PWill and Winky would have done decent numbers here. Paul Williams is popular around here and this is Winky Wright's "original" hometown. Oh Well!



Yea me 2.. i been waiting years for a fight to come to the city...all i can do is pray.
JLUVBABY
QUOTE (damarvelous1 @ Apr 8 2009, 06:03 PM) *
I wish they would bring boxing to D.C!

PWill and Winky would have done decent numbers here. Paul Williams is popular around here and this is Winky Wright's "original" hometown. Oh Well!


dmarv i have never understood why promoters and or fighters never fight where they could make and take advantage of the full amount of money that could be made.. examples.. a fight like ricky hatton vs. pac should be fought in europe.. i.m.o... they might pack in 15,000 people here in the states.. they would bring in 50,000 plus die hard fight fans if they fought in the u.k... for the life of me i dont see why all of diaz's fights or damn near all his fights arent here in houston... i've been to 3 of his fights now and everytime its in the 5 digits.. he is a huge draw here and it seems like people like him more after going out on his shield against marquez.. he can sell tickets here in texas.. i get the feeling if toyota center held 25,000 people it would have been sold out... some of these venues promoters pick baffle me sometimes...
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