We take a look at some of the big fights coming up in the US, giving you background on the fighters as well as all you need to know about their upcoming fights and the venues hosting them.
The first fight is between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Amir ‘King’ Khan, duking it out for the WBC Middleweight Title currently held by Alvarez, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 7th. This is Khan’s first foray into the Middleweight division, two above his usual Welterweight division. This is Alvarez’s first defense of his Lineal, Ring and WBC Middleweight titles, and the bout will be fought at a catchweight of 155lb, which was the weight at which Alvarez has fought his last four fights. The T-Mobile Arena is well stocked with plenty of food and beverage outlets as well as shops, there is free Wi-Fi and tickets cost between $150-$1500.
If you wanted to charter to the fight, we’ve put together some of our most popular routes and aircraft to give you an idea how much it would cost to charter a private jet to a boxing match in Las Vegas. From Van Nuys to Las Vegas on a Learjet 30 (up to four passengers) would cost approx. $7,050, while from San Francisco on a Citation V (up to six passengers) would cost approx. $9,300. From Santa Ana on a Hawker 800XP (up to eight passengers) would cost approx. $11,650, and finally, flying from San Diego on a Gulfstream G-IV (up to 11 passengers) would cost $24,940.
The second fight is between Francisco ‘El Bandido’ Vargas and Orlando ‘Siri’ Salido, taking place at the StubHub Center, formerly known as the Home Depot Center, on June 4th. They fight for the WBC Super Featherweight World Title currently held by Vargas, his first defense fight since winning it in November after defeating Takashi Miura. Salido is the more experienced of the two, and is a three-time featherweight title holder but Vargas is younger and has a fearsome reputation in the ring. The StubHub Center is the home of the LA Galaxy soccer team, so there are plenty of concession stands and tickets cost from $27-$209.
If you wanted to charter a flight to see these two in the ring, we’ve put together some of the most popular flights available. From the Oakland, San Francisco area to Los Angeles on a Citation Mustang (up to four passengers) will cost approx. $5,540, while the same journey on a Citation CJ3 (up to seven passengers) will cost approx. $8,485, and on a Gulfstream G200 (up to nine passengers) will cost approx. $13,985. If traveling from Jackson Hole to Los Angeles on a Learjet 31 (up to seven passengers) will cost approx. $12,369, on a Citation Excel (up to nine passengers) approx. $16,700 and on a Gulfstream GIV approx. $28,590.
Also this year is the rematch of Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko II, after Fury took the title from Klitschko last year. The rematch fight is taking place on June 9th at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, the home town of Tyson Fury.
So, no matter who you’re hoping to see crowned champion at the end, you can charter a private jet to ensure you can experience the adrenaline of being ringside, with Air Charter Service.