Espo: Caesars pumped!

Apr 19, 2005 2:41 AM

Four main event fights for the price of one figures to be a good buy, which is Caesars Palace way of saying hello again to boxing.

"The fact that Caesars Palace and boxing are in the same sentence is something else," said Chuck Esposito, the assistant VP of race and sports operations. "Just to be outdoors again brings back those great memories of Hagler-Hearns."

The return of Shane Mosley to the welterweight division and the Antonio Margarito-Kermit Cintron WBO title fight in that class marks the first card at one of the sport’s most historic venues since last October when Wladimir Klitschko was featured.

"Every seat (5,000 approximately) at the Roman Plaza has a fantastic view," Esposito said. "We think we have an outstanding card with four good competitive fights. The betting action and ticket sales have been going well thus far."

Caesars Palace was boxing’s mecca in the 1980s and early ’90s when practically every major title fight was held in the outdoor arena.

"To be a player again in Vegas is exciting for us at Caesars," Esposito said. "Plus, we think having ESPN’s first venture into pay-per-view with this card is a big boost for Caesars Palace and boxing."