Fight Night tickets a hot commodity

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— Despite a shaky start to the Steamboat Springs Fight Night series, tickets for the sequel are in heavy demand.

"If you think about it, it's kind of sketchy when you do the very first one and you never know what will happen," said promoter Tara Nultemeier.

"(But) it sounds like this is going to be one of the events in Steamboat most remembered this summer."

Nultemeier, who owns Peak Fitness Center, is organizing an amateur boxing show labeled Fight Night 2 with Shane Swartz, a professional boxer from Fort Collins.

Two hundred tickets have been sold this past week.

Nultemeier orchestrated the inaugural Fight Night last November.

But the first Fight Night, which was held at Steamboat Springs Middle School, turned out to be a mess for the promoters.

At the conclusion of the matches, empty beer cans and cigarette butts were found on school property, which forced the school's officials to ban any further boxing matches from occurring there.

It took Nultemeier about seven months to find another venue, but Fight Night 2 will take place at Romick Arena in Steamboat July 29 at 3 p.m.

Of the 500 tickets on sale at Peak Fitness and All That Jazz, 200 already have been purchased, Nultemeier said.

The only tickets available are for general admission. They cost $10 apiece.

Although tickets may sell out, fans can still see the matches by paying $15 at the door, Nultemeier said.

Jeff Nelson, rodeo grounds supervisor, said the seating capacity at Romick Arena is 2,750.

Twenty-two fighters are scheduled to battle in the Fight Night 2 tournament, although room is still available for six more fighters, Nultemeier said.

The only rule that applies to those wishing to sign up to fight is that they have no prior professional or amateur experience.

There is a $25 entry fee for fighters that includes a T-shirt and several tickets to the show.

To sign up to fight, stop by Peak Fitness at Sundance Plaza.

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