Boxing Promotions – Saturday Night Fights
As of late Saturday night, big time boxing has returned to Las Vegas with more audiences soaked up the action. The Virgin Hotel Las Vegas, having its rocky-orange desert theme, was forced to run at a reduced maximum of fifty percent capacity on Saturday night to comply with county Pandemic security standards. In addition, the Venetian Resort Hotel, with its gold decor, was similarly closed for one night out of fear of an outbreak of the deadly “Flu” virus that infects hotel rooms. These are just two examples of the growing concern that the spread of the swine flu is becoming a greater danger to travelers than ever before. Even the normally safe, upscale hotels have had to close their doors for the weekend to accommodate an influx of travelers and there are fears that this strain of flu could cause more problems beyond the seasonal flu.
While most cities and towns are taking precautions to try and stop the spread of the flu, many boxing fans in the Sin City are taking advantage of the opportunity to take on boxing last night in order to get away from the cold and see a boxing match. “I was at the Venetian and saw over eight thousand people in the boxing section alone, so it looked like a packed arena,” said Mikey Young, a resident of Las Vegas and a big fan of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “Boxing is my favorite sport and Vegas is my home town so I was thrilled to be able to come and watch a boxing event last night,” added Young. “It was sold out just a few hours prior but once everyone got in they had fun for two hours.”
With tickets to the Saturday fight already sold out, boxing lovers were left without a sport to enjoy in the heat of last night’s match. “The heat of the moment is good for people who are into boxing,” said Dan O’Brien, a technician from California. “The crowd was great, the food was awesome and it was a great experience being in such an environment.” However, boxing last night was not without danger. “I’m a fan of boxing so I always look out for the fighters that are fighting. If I’m not careful, I might get bit.”