Rick Reeno of BoxingScene.com says the deal is totally finalized for Showtime's April 25 168-pound title bout between WBC titleholder Carl Froch and former middleweight champ Jermain Taylor, and that the promoters have again cut the real fight fans some slack.
The fight will take place at the MGM Mirage (Foxwoods) in Mashantucket, CT, with ringside seats available for just $200, and a range of other seats to be had for $100, $75 and $50. Tickets are on sale if anyone's interested in going.
Both camps conceded a little for this fight to happen, as neither seemed exuberant in the earlygoing. Showtime also played a role in making this come about, and now the promoters should be given some more credit for the fan friendly pricing. I'm not saying it's like they logically had another choice since Froch is unknown in America and Taylor's star has burned out a little bit, but in the past things like this haven't exactly stopped the greed. It's nice to see everyone using a little common sense.