Adelaide secures biggest bout in nation’s history – Mundine Vs Green II
25 October 2016
Leon Bignell MP
Minister for Tourism
Australia’s biggest boxing rivals - Anthony Mundine and Danny Green - will fight it out at Adelaide Oval early next year, with the two world champions facing off for the first time in 10 years.
The superfight is expected to be the biggest in Australian history.
It is expected 37,000 people – many travelling from interstate - will watch the Man Vs Machine bout in Adelaide on February 3.
About 34,000 fans saw Mundine (47 wins/ 7 losses) claim a unanimous points decision over Green (35 wins/ 5 losses) in their 2006 bout in Sydney.
Mundine is a three-time world champion. Green is a four-time world champion and the two have long been arch enemies.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell
Securing the Mundine versus Green rematch is a huge coup for South Australia, with Adelaide knocking out fierce interstate competition to host this boxing blockbuster.
Anticipation for this event has been huge and this fight will captivate the nation.
The event will pump more than $4 million into the State's visitor economy, with visitors expected from all over the country. At least 4.5 million people are also expected to view the fight, which will help raise Adelaide’s profile even further.
The State Government sees tourism and our major events as an important part of the transformation of South Australia’s economy.
The State Government’s investment – including an additional $70 million to market South Australia nationally and internationally and attract major events - are delivering immediate results.
Visitors are contributing almost $6 billion to our State’s economy each year. Importantly, tourism jobs have grown by 4,000 in the past two years – a 14% increase – the best jobs growth in Australia.
South Australia recently secured the title of the ‘Best Event State’ for the second year running and it’s easy to see why. Adelaide is the place to be, with a packed calendar ranging from the Clipsal 500 Adelaide, the Santos Tour Down Under, the Adelaide Festival, Fringe Festival, the day/night Cricket Test, Womad, the Australian Women's Golf Open, major music concerts and so much more.
General public tickets go on sale Thursday 27 October 2016, with pre-sale available Wednesday 26 October 2016.
For more information visit www.premier.ticketek.com.au
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