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SBD Global/February 6, 2013/Events and Attractions

Froch-Kessler Rematch At London's O2 Arena Sells Out In Less Than Three Hours

Thousands of boxing fans "were left frustrated and angry" Monday after tickets for the "hotly anticipated" rematch between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler quickly sold out, according to Ron Lewis of the LONDON TIMES. Froch will face Kessler at the O2 arena on May 25, the same night as the Champions League final takes place across the city at Wembley. Any fears that the rival attraction "would hit ticket sales were instantly repelled." After going on sale at noon, all 17,000 tickets -- face value between £40 ($63) and £500 ($788) -- "were sold in less than three hours, although many quickly appeared on eBay and ticket resale sites at inflated prices." The demand "was not only a shock to Froch’s fans, but also to promoters." Much of the demand is "likely to come from Denmark, where Kessler is incredibly popular" (LONDON TIMES, 2/5).
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