7 March 2009 – Press Release
Irish Ropes Promotions announced has announced that its scheduled March 16 Erin Go Brawl II pro boxing show at WaMu Theater in Madison Square Garden had been cancelled due to the poor economy in the United States and Ireland that adversely effected advance ticket sales.
2004 Irish Olympian Andy Lee (16-1, 13 KOs) was slated to fight 3-time world title challenger Antwun Kid Dynamite Echols (31-9-4, 27 KOs) in the main event, while 1992 Olympic silver medalist Wayne Pocket Rocket McCullough (27-7, 18 KOs), former WBC bantamweight champion, had been matched against Alex El Diablo Becerra (19-7, 9 KOs) in the 10 round co-feature.
This was a very difficult decision to make but ticket sales were way off compared to two years ago when the economy was much better here and back in Ireland, Irish Ropes Promotions president Eddie McLoughlin explained.
We apologize for any inconveniences, especially to all of the boxers who worked so hard to prepare for their fights.
Tickets will be reimbursed in full at points of purchase